Thursday, December 6, 2012

little boxwood wreaths

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Well, Day Two of decorating is over and I’m happy to say I’ve made quite a bit of progress.

I ended up making these little boxwood wreaths for my living room windows—all five of them and they were so easy I thought I’d share it today.

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I also finished my white dining room which included making this lovely moss chandelier. But unfortunately it got dark so early I couldn’t get any good photos, so I’ll show you this room in my next post. Very simple and muted colors which I ended up loving.

But for now, here’s how I made my boxwood wreaths. First I have to do a little shout out for Kari Anne over at Thistlewood Farm because she gave me this idea when she made little boxwood present toppers.

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I had already seen these wreaths on Pinterest.

And then Kari Anne showed me how easy it was to make a circle with boxwood and it got me thinking about my bare windows.

Don’t you love how one idea leads to another? 

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I already had this steel galvanized wire (18 gauge) and I simply made a circle.  Actually I made five, one for each window.

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Next, I went outside and mentally thanked myself for letting the garden go for awhile, because I had perfectly overgrown boxwood shrubs ready to cut.

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I used floral wire to tie the boxwood to the wire form.

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It seemed to work best when I started with two sturdy pieces.

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And ta-da! This is what they look like when they’re finished. I’m hoping they’ll dry out and keep their green color when they hang in the heated room.

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But I’m enjoying them now…even if they don’t last forever. I added a couple red miniature bulbs and hung them with a wide red ribbon.

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I really like the pop of color on my windows. And the best part was how easy they were to make.

Thanks for visiting.

xoxo

Leslie

 

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8 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So cute! they look great hanging on your windows!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Leslie

The living room is stunning and the wreaths are elegant. Wow, I just may have to make these. Thanks so much for sharing. You are awesome!

Vanessa

frenchhensnest said...

Leslie, so happy you visited the French Hen's Nest and left a comment on my feather tree or we would have missed your fab blog! Your home is gorgeous and you decorations are as well. Everything looks so elegant. I love the little wreaths you made. Exploring your site I saw your new lighter dining room- also beautiful. So great to make new friends. We have joined your blog. Will you please join us?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Leslie, Your Christmas decor is beautiful and I love the cute little wreaths. xo, Sherry

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE these. they really dress up your windows for the Holidays!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Leslie these are wonderful!! They were one of the top links for the Homespun party at Cedar Hill Ranch. I want to feature them in a post, but am unable to get the url for the images so I can show a photo in my post. Can you send me the url or the image for the photo that shows the wreaths in the window? It's the thrid one down. Thanks!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love that look! I had this in mind to do last year - I saw the idea of hanging them in a window in a magazine last Christmas season. I'm still waiting on my shutters to go up before I add anything to my living room windows though!

Pam said...

I'm running outside right now with clippers in hand to make a few of these. My boxwood is in bad need of a haircut, so I'll kill two birds with one stone. Thanks for the idea.

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