One of my favorite ways to decorate during the holidays is with fresh wreaths and garlands.
In fact, I spent the other week going to five different places in search of fresh garland to drape on the mantel, starting with the places that always have it. Only they didn’t this year. Kissing balls, wreaths galore, tiny trees, but no garland.
I was starting to worry that I’d have to resort to a little DIY magic, something I’m not sure how to even start, when finally I scored some garland (discounted, too) and all was well in my world, again.
While I don’t have the foggiest how to DIY garland, this wreath was so simple and easy that I’m a little embarrassed to be blogging about it.
And have I mentioned inexpensive? One of my favorite words.
I spent a dollar + tax to make it. Seriously. You can’t beat that.
Well, you could, but not by much.
Scissors or pruning shears
Floral Wire (optional)
Hot Glue Gun (optional)
I used a willow wreath as a base ($1.10 in all from Dollar Tree) to attach my boxwood sprigs to.
And the boxwood? From a couple of shrubs at the corner of the house that needed a little haircut.
Then, I set to work with the wreath, boxwood clippings, and most importantly, the remote (so I could tune to some Christmas music).
I began by wedging the boxwood pieces into the wreath.
In some places the wreath was a little loose, so I used floral wire to secure the boxwood to it.
Once through, I made a bow out of some ribbon I had on hand. . . . If you didn’t know, I’m a ribbon hoarder. Seriously. But it comes in handy sometimes. Like now.
A little glue for the bow, and ta da!
Did you notice a second wreath in the picture up above? Well, this one turned out so cute, I decided to make a second wreath to go above the kitchen sink.
Only this time with rosemary from the garden. . . .