$13 DIY Boxwood Christmas Wreath

December 15, 2014

I’ve been thinking about what kind of wreath would look best against our navy front door.   At first I planned on doing an ornament wreath like this one from Two Purple Couches, and even bought a Styrofoam wreath to get it started.  But then it broke, and I realized I didn’t have a hot glue gun (and didn’t really want to buy one), so I moved onto plan B.

We were shopping for a Christmas tree at our local nursery over the weekend, and I saw some boxwood wreaths for sale.  I was tempted to just buy one since I knew my time would be limited in the coming days, but they looked kind of wimpy and were pricey.  I kept walking, and saw that they sold big bunches of boxwood clippings for under $3 each.  We were in business!

I spent $8 on 3 big bunches of clippings, $2 for an 18″ metal wreath frame (I used my 50% off Michaels coupon!), and $3 for the red bow.  Grand total?  A whopping $13 for a wreath that was twice the size and half the price of the premade ones.

This wreath was SO easy to make, and only took about a half hour from start to finish.


It all started with an empty frame.


I took a few twigs at a time and weaved them into the wires.


I tucked the ends of the branchs under and over the wire so they would stay in place.


And just kept doing the same thing, moving clockwise…


… until I almost had a whole wreath.


I bought a red wreath holder at Michael’s for $4 which fit perfectly on our new door.  When I was done with the wreath, and felt that the twigs were all in there securely, I hung it on my wreath holder and tied on the bow.

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I love the way the red and the green look against the navy door.  Even though we’re still not completely settled into the house and still have lots of work to do, the wreath makes it feel one step closer to home.

What do you think? Are you making a wreath this Christmas?

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