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It’s Friday and that means another weekend for craft projects; how to make a boxwood wreath for under $20. A few months ago I was browsing Pinterest and looking for a way to dress up my Front door. A picture of a Boxwood wreath and instantly wanted one. It’s green, simple and everything I was looking for on that dreary winter day in February. All the professional boxwood wreaths I saw for sale were over $40.00. Once I told my mom about the idea of a making a boxwood wreath to see if we could do it for less than $20 to save money, she was hooked. Before we knew it, we found ourselves at the craft store. We set our budget low to see if we could in fact get everything we needed to make a boxwood wreath for $15.00. Lucky for us, our first stop was Hobby Lobby and they had everything we needed, plus a 50% off sale on on all green garlands. This sale is how we stayed on budget. We also had the other supplies on hand which helped keep our cost low.
How to Make a Boxwood Wreath for Under $20
- Layout all of your supplies. Plug in your hot glue gun so it can start warming up. I like to put an old rag under mine to catch the extra glue that comes out of the tip.
- Cut off the ends of the garland. Next cut two to three small clumps off of the garland. See my clumps in the picture below.
- Tuck each small bunch of garland into the wreath. I tend to do two or three of these at a time.
- Once you know each bunch will look good tucked in that location on the wreath, I use the hot glue gun to put some of the hot glue on the stem and tuck it back into the wreath while still hot.
- Repeat by cutting small bunches, placing them on the wreath to make sure they look good and gluing each bunch into the wreath individually. Save a couple of bunches for the last step.
- Once I have completed the wreath, I like to hang it up on the wall and look at it from a distance. If I see any bare spots I take the saved bunches and cut them and glue them in to fill in the holes. I also start gluing any small branches that seem to be sticking out in the wrong way.
That’s it! It’s so simple that once I got in the swing of things, this project took me 30 minutes including setup. This lovely boxwood wreath now adorns my front door and it has been bringing that spot of classic green I was looking for. Let us know what you think of this project. Would you rather make a boxwood wreath or buy one like this one?