Thursday, January 14, 2016


I always have the same problem every January, how to decorate our front porch after the holidays.
In no time at all we will be decorating for Valentines and Spring soon after, but for now I decided to use what I already had to make a new wreath for the front door.

 We have three bushes that were planted when we built the house and lately they have been growing out of control.
We find ourselves clipping them often and last weekend, I decided to save some of those clippings to make a new wreath.

 Using an old 24" grapevine, the boxwood clippings and green floral wire, I was able to put together a simple 
but decent size wreath.

As long as you attach your clippings all going in the same direction, it is quite easy to make look full. 
I even had a bunch of clippings left.

When the wreath was finished, I sprayed it with Wilt Pruf.
I did the same the last time I made a boxwood wreath and it stayed looking good for about 45 days. 
For now and as long as it lasts, we will enjoy the pretty green color. 

 One of these days I am going to learn how to preserve boxwood. :)
Thank you all for your visit.
See you soon!

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  1. You created a beautiful wreath! I did not know about the spray you mentioned, thank you for sharing this idea. Around here everything is covered in snow and not a green leaf in site. Relatively soon Spring will be here and a wreath will be great!

  2. Love it Maria! Makes me want to make one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend ahead.

  3. Your wreath looks wonderful! Good for you putting the boxwood clippings to excellent use. Love the green colour and texture of the wreath.

  4. How beautiful, Maria! We have a huge amount of boxwood at the lakehouse and my husband trims them twice each summer. I tried to make a wealth one year but used a glue gun. Disaster!!! I will clip some longer stems this summer and use your ideas. Thanks. This looks beautiful!!

    Jane x

  5. So simple yet so beautiful:-) Like it very much:-)

  6. Your wreath is beautiful! I've tried preserving my boxwood clippings but it didn't go too well. I used tinted glycerol. If you give it a go, share a post, I'd love to learn the correct way to do it!

  7. Color me impressed! Your wreath is amazing . . . I love it!
    Keep Smiling!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  8. OMG, I didn't know I could make this! I will try this soon for sure! Thanks Maria Elena!

  9. You always make the most perfect looking wreaths! You really have the magic touch! We just trimmed and transplanted a boxwood from the backyard to the front and I wish I'd kept the trimmings! :)

  10. That is so pretty, Maria Elena! I wish we could grow boxwood in our climate, but I'm not sure we can....probably gets too dry and hot. The preserved boxwood that you can buy is so expensive, and doesn't look nearly as good as your real stuff!

    Warm hugs,

  11. So pretty! It would be great to learn how to preserve them.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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