It’s finally feeling like fall around here, and we’re getting in the fall spirit by decorating… for FREE! I used clippings from my yard and leftover craft supplies to make this DIY gold boxwood wreath — and doesn’t it looks fabulous on our newly redone farmhouse door!
It’s not quite as fast as the one-hour pinecone wreath since we had to wait for the paint to try, but it still only took us about 2 hours total — not a bad time investment, and we even made our own super easy) wooden wreath form. Watch the video to see all the details of our easy fresh boxwood wreath making (plus our hilarious outtakes, as always…) and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for new projects every week.
DIY Gold Boxwood Wreath
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Materials and Supplies for the Fresh Boxwood Wreath
- boxwood clippings (or you could buy faux sprigs here)
- small pruning clippers
- gold spray paint (the one I liked best was a bright metallic finish)
- spray paint handle (optional but amazing and worth the purchase!)
- wreath form — we used plywood and a jigsaw to make our own, but you could use cardboard, a grapevine wreath, a wire wreath
- wire — any gauge will work, you just want something that is easy to twist and bend with your hands as you assemble
- wreath hanger or hook
As you saw in the video, my boxwood bushes needed some love and trimming anyway (I’m a little behind on my fall cleanup…), so it was a great opportunity to trim them up a bit AND put the extra branches to use in a fun project for our house. Gotta love spending ZERO DOLLARS on fall decor that I can leave up from now until… well, until it wilts! (since I chose not to preserve it and just leave it green and fresh)
Since it’s just gold and greenery, this easy DIY boxwood wreath may just stay up until I make something new, and who knows when that will be… But it’s perfect for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for sure! Maybe I’ll get wreath-crafty again before Valentine’s Day.
If you don’t have a boxwood to trim from in your neighborhood (with permission, of course), then you know what they say — the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is TODAY! You can purchase boxwoods at most nurseries or at someplace like Home Depot.
So, what do you think of my fresh and free boxwood wreath? I’m loving it!
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.