Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Hello, Everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you all how I made my own boxwood wreath.
I have been wanting to make one for a while now and it turned out to be a very easy and inexpensive project.

I used boxwood tips from my own garden. I don't know how long they will stay green, but I am hoping the wreath will last at least a few weeks. 

I read somewhere that you can soak them in a mixture of glycerine and dye for about three weeks and by doing so, they will never loose their color. 

Remember the terracotta pot I painted a couple of weeks ago? You can see that post here.

Here is how I used them together.

I used a 10 inch foam ring, a foam cube from Dollar Tree, floral wire, hot glue and boxwood tips.

I secured and connected the wreath with a stick to hold the weight.

And now I am using it as part of my new Summer mantle decor which I will share with you 
as soon as I can put the post together.

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  1. Lovely wreath, you did a great job. Love the terra cotta pot too! Happy 4th.

  2. Gorgeous Maria Elena! I love boxwoods and I have 2 preserved ones currently, would love to know if you use that glycerine and dye technique and if it works!

  3. That looks great! I just LOVE boxwood! It's one o my favorites for wreaths and topiaries. xo Diana

  4. So very pretty, love the look. Thanks for sharing, I have some boxwood in the garden and may try my hand at it.

  5. I love this, Maria! Can't wait to see your mantel!!~~Angela

  6. ohhh I love anything boxwood and burlap....looks great


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