It’s time people.
Time to start planning what you are going to do for the holidays this year.
Sure, I want to be all about Thanksgiving and talk about vintage turkey salt & pepper shakers and the best recipe for creamed peas and such (BTW, the best recipe for creamed peas is to NOT MAKE THEM), but my mind keeps wandering to Christmas decor.
Vintage Christmas ornaments, little twinkly lights, DIY holiday projects. All dancing around in my head, pushing Tom Turkey to the back of the bus.
So even though I don’t actually decorate until after Thanksgiving, I have started to plan and scheme and get some stuff together.
Like this quick and easy boxwood wreath.
It is similar to the one I showed a few weeks ago in my Inexpensive Fall Centerpiece post, when you got a glimpse of a boxwood wreath hanging on a barn vent.
That I made.
In under 20 minutes.
For roughly $4.
With a broken arm.
Now, I don’t want you to go out and break your arm in order to make this (that is totally optional), but it is super quick and easy to make and would look cute in your holiday decor.
Quick And Easy Boxwood Wreath Tutorial
- Boxwood sprigs (roughly 27-30), cut roughly 10-14″ long
- 12″ embroidery hoop
- Florist’s wire
- Twine or ribbon (for hanging)
Go grab some boxwood branches from your boxwood bush. A neighbor’s boxwood bush would do, as long as you ask permission or do it in the dark.
Just kidding, please ask permission.
Take 3 boxwood sprigs/branches and tie them together with an 8″ section of florist’s wire.
Take the bundle and attach it to the embroidery hoop with the tails of the wire.
Repeat all the way around the hoop attaching the new bunch about 4″ from the last bunch. You will use roughly 9 bunches of boxwood for the project.
All . . .
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Use a piece of twine or a ribbon to hang your masterpiece of boxwood wreath-i-ness.
Now I like my boxwood wreaths to be on the natural looking almost shabby side of things. If you prefer a more formal shaped look you can just snip off the ends that hang over and prune it into a neat circle.
Warning – obligatory thermos photo ahead.
And here’s a super short 36 second video for you if you are a visual learner instead!
Plop me down in a director’s chair and call me Steven Spielberg!
Or are you perfecting your creamed peas recipe?