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.
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.
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?
I already had this steel galvanized wire (18 gauge) and I simply made a circle. Actually I made five, one for each window.
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.
I used floral wire to tie the boxwood to the wire form.
It seemed to work best when I started with two sturdy pieces.
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.
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.
I really like the pop of color on my windows. And the best part was how easy they were to make.
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