Posted by Abby Branham
Back in September I posted 10 DIY Fall Wreaths to Decorate Your Front Door. I made one of the wreaths for our front door, the Felt Leaf Wreath for Fall by Lia Griffith, and shared it in my Fall Home Tour (check it out!). Since that turned out so well, I decided to try the Simple DIY Boxwood Wreath by My Fabuless Life too, because I have always loved boxwood. It’s simple, classic, and green – a perfect pop of clean, natural color. Because my front door is already set for the Fall, I decided to hang my simple boxwood wreath over a chalkboard as an inside decoration. Looking at it now, it is also kind of perfect for the Christmas holiday. I hope you like it, I was happy with the way it turned out.
- Boxwood Garland (I bought fake garland from Hobby Lobby (50% off, $10!)
- Embroidery Hoop
- Green Wire Pipe Cleaners to match the color of the garland
constructing the wreath
For whatever reason, I never went back to reread the original tutorial by My Fabuless Life before I started constructing this wreath. I knew it was a fairly straight forward tutorial, but I think in my mind I combined some of the tutorials I had been reading for various DIY Boxwood Wreathes that I included in my September post. So, here’s what I did, which worked just fine and was really easy.
First, I wrapped the entire Embroidery Hoop with the green wire pipe cleaner.
Next, I pulled “clippings” from the Boxwood Garland, placed them on the wreath, and wrapped them into place with the green pipe cleaners.
displaying the wreath
I bought an interesting shaped chalkboard from Hobby Lobby (again, I got it on sale – love that place!). I attached my Simple DIY Boxwood Wreath to the chalkboard, and the only thing left to do was to think of something to write on the chalkboard. This chalkboard and wreath are displayed as you walk down a flight of stairs to exit our home. Because this is displayed so that people see it on their way out, I wanted to write something to brighten all of our days. I went with “You are loved!”, because knowing that gives me the strength and courage to face everyday. I will update this with a lovely message for the holidays in a few weeks. Did I just write weeks? Eek! I can’t believe it is coming so quickly!
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