Boxwood wreaths add such warmth and charm to any space. This easy tutorial will show you how to make a succulent and boxwood wreath for your home.
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How to Make a Succulent and Boxwood Wreath
Boxwood wreaths are so simple, yet so pretty, we'd have one in every room, but they can be expensive. Not to mention if it's made from real boxwood, it doesn't last forever.
This faux boxwood wreath is a wonderful alternative. It's the perfect year-round wreath!
With the addition of succulents and floral embellishments, it makes a gorgeous addition to your spring and summer decor without any maintenance or watering.
You could change out the flowers for burlap and have a rustic look all year long. This wreath would make a lovely housewarming gift, too.
- Wire Wreath Frame (round or square)
- Floral Wire
- Floral Wire Cutter
- Large – Succulent Plant
- Medium – Succulent Plant (2)
- Boxwood Garland (2)
- Flowers of Choice (optional)
Project Difficulty: EASY
Gather your supplies. Cut several 4-inch pieces of floral wire off the spool with your wire cutters.
Now, place the first strand of boxwood garland over the wreath frame and push it between the metal grooves. Twist the wire around the boxwood to attach it to the wire wreath. Continue around the wreath until the entire garland is attached completely to the wireframe. Repeat with the second boxwood garland.
Tip: Attach the boxwood garland with pre-cut wire about every 6” - 8” for a secure hold.
Fluff out the boxwood garland so it hangs nicely and covers the metal wreath frame completely with no gaps or holes.
Take scissors and cut apart the moss and tuck pieces around the boxwood garland. Attach the ends of moss strands with floral wire from the backside. Tuck some of the moss into the boxwood and let other pieces hang loosely.
Cut long stems of succulents to fit into wreath without coming out of the backside. Place the large succulents and florals in one of the bottom corners of the wreath. Position the remaining succulents and flowers in a triangular shape around the larger ones, and attach to the wire wreath from the backside with floral wire.
For hanging the wreath, tie a small loop of twine to the top, center of the wire wreath.
The project took about 15 minutes to assemble and could be customized with whatever succulents or flowers you’d like. I think it could easily be changed out with other flowers depending on the season.
So, don’t spend a small fortune buying a pre-made boxwood wreath, make your own! This succulent and boxwood wreath would look elegant, yet rustic above your fireplace, on an interior or exterior door, leaning on a shelf or over a window.
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Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says
Erin, Thank for contributing this post to my Craft & Food Roundups request. I have featured it in my latest post "All About Succulents: Decorating". Come check it out and feel free to share with your friends!! Thanks, Nichi
Great! Thanks, Nichi!
Great tutorial, Beautiful Wreath! Pinned!
Thanks so much Cindy! It reminds me of spring...which I hope is on its way soon!
Chelsea at The Johnsons Plus Dog says
I love this! I've been searching for something like this and now I think I'll just make it myself! Thanks for the great tutorial!
Yay! I'm so glad this was exactly what you were looking for...and making it yourself will be that much more personal. Let me know if you have any questions. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
Beautiful DIY project! I appreciate the step-by-step photos too.
Thanks, Vanessa! I love making DIY for my home...I can customize them however I want. Thanks for coming by and checking out the step-by-step tutorial.
I love this! You are so full of ideas to make life beautiful.
Toni | Small Home Soul says
What a cute wreath, and I love that it's square instead of the typical round. I love succulents and this is really a great blend with the boxwood.
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I like the square shape, too. Something a little different. Right now it's hanging out by my patio.
Your wreath is so pretty, love the square shape.
Thanks, Betsy! I thought the square was something different that would make a great statement. I also love the way the greenery just pops!
Love this wreath! It looks so perfect for summer.
Ahh, thanks Kati! It is perfect for summer. Cheery and light. I'm loving the look of succulents right now!
Jenna Owens says
This wreath is SO pretty! I really need a new wreath for my front door, and this one is perfect.
This is such a pretty wreath - and surprisingly simple! The best combination, if you ask me. I'm definitely trying this. Pinning!