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How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Nature crafts such as this fresh DIY boxwood wreath is my favorite type of crafting. Being able to use natural materials from the great outdoors to make something pretty and useful really provides a sense of fulfillment.

Boxwood wreath hanging on a wooden door.

Boxwood Door Wreath

My mom who is the ultimate gardener with the greenest thumb imaginable has a good amount of boxwood bushes on her property. A few weeks a go, we grabbed our gardening shears and a small barrel to collect clippings of boxwood to make a simple wreath for my front door. And even though it’s the middle of Winter here in South Western Ontario, the leaves are still healthy and green; albeit a little snow covered!

Although you could definitely use artificial boxwood greens; we prefer to use the real stuff since we have it on hand. And if you’re wondering how long does a boxwood wreath last? Well it’s been close to 4 weeks since I made this wreath and it’s in the same condition as the first day. I should mention I have the wreath hanging outside in the cold, fresh air (as opposed to indoors).

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Materials needed to make a boxwood wreath including boxwood leaves, gardening shears, floral wire and a grapevine wreath.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

We’re happy to share this video tutorial. If you prefer the written version, read on!

Using gardening shears, trim clippings of a boxwood bush in 6-8” lengths. Clip enough pieces of boxwood to cover one grapevine wreath.

Cut a few 4” long pieces of floral wire to have ready for assembling. 

Gather about 5 clippings of boxwood or one fuller bunch and hold it against the grapevine wreath. Secure them to the wreath about ⅓ of the way from the bottom of the boxwood with floral wire. 

Securing bunches of boxwood against the grapevine wreath.

Next, take another bunch and layer it over top of the first bunch covering the cut ends. Secure with floral wire. 

Continue working all the way around the wreath until grapevine wreath is fully covered. 

Once done, fill in any gaps with extra clippings of boxwood.

Finished boxwood wreath with extra clippings and gardening shears.

Hang the wreath to trim any uneven ends and make the wreath symmetrical. I’m showing the wreath hung indoors but I moved it to my front porch soon after.

A woman hanging a boxwood wreath on a wooden door.

More Nature-Inspired Wreaths

We’ve shared plenty of DIY wreath ideas on the blog over the years so here are just a few of them to check out:

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Close up of a boxwood wreath with text overlay.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Jane and Sonja
Gather some fresh boxwood clippings to make this simple and green boxwood wreath.
5 from 2 votes

Materials
  

  • Boxwood Leaves real or artificial
  • Gardening shears
  • 12" or larger Grapevine wreath buy or make your own
  • Floral wire

Instructions
 

  • Using gardening shears, trim clippings of a boxwood bush in 6-8” lengths.
  • Cut a few 4” long pieces of floral wire to have ready for assembling.
  • Gather about 5 clippings of boxwood or one fuller bunch and hold it against the grapevine wreath. Secure them to the wreath about ⅓ of the way from the bottom of the boxwood with floral wire.
  • Next, take another bunch and layer it over top of the first bunch covering the cut ends. Secure with floral wire.
  • Continue working all the way around the wreath until grapevine wreath is fully covered.
  • Once done, fill in any gaps with extra clippings of boxwood.
  • Hang the wreath to trim any uneven ends and make the wreath symmetrical.
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