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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The greenery in this wreath is so striking, I love it! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays, can't wait to see what you link this week!
Thanks, Rebecca! It was pretty easy to make and looks so good when it hanging up! Wreaths are my favorite!
This is so awesome! I can't wait to make this wreath! I love your blog...I found you through EBA 😉
Hi Katie! I just popped over to your blog and it's wonderful! Love it! Love all the imagery. I didn't see a place to leave a comment, so maybe I missed it. Thanks for taking the time to visit. XO
Coming from Cozy Little House, Tweak It Tuesday... love the elegant wreath! Very pretty! Shared on my Blog FB Page! 🙂 ~Rhonda
Ahh, thanks, Rhonda! It's a cheery wreath for sure. Love the pop of color the flower gave it.
That is just absolutely beautiful. Stunning really! I would love to make this, and have pinned it for later.
Visiting from Merry Mondays!
What a lovely compliment, Angie. It was fun to make and I just love the square shape! Thanks for coming by!
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Erin, I love this wreath! The square shape makes it so interesting, and eye catching. The succulents are just gorgeous in this arrangement! I think this is my favorite wreath, ever!!! Love it!
Very cute! Pinning this for sure 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful! (And so simple to make, which I love.) Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week!
This is so so pretty! And I love how the square shape gives it a bit of a modern look. Definitely pinning this!
Thanks, Meg. I love wreaths, and I really the look of the square just to mix it up a bit. Thanks for stopping by and the pin! xo
That's really pretty. I like that it's easy too. Coming over from the Creative Circle Party!
Yep. Easy and pretty make some of the best craft ideas 🙂 I love crafting, but don't have as much time as I used to, so they have to be easy and not to complicated for me to try them nowadays. Thanks for coming by Cecilia.
Gorgeous Wreath! I don't know that I ever would have thought to put the two together but I sure am loving the look.
I thought it was unique too...just had to make it! The finished product looks great!
Lady Lilith says
What a lovely idea. It came out looking amazing.
Thanks! I love the way it looks so spring and summery with the addition of the flower. Makes even the dreary raining days seem cheery.
I love this idea, Erin! I'm actually in the process of either looking for inexpensive wreaths or making a couple and this just might solve my answer.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
How pretty Erin! I love the variety of greenery with the boxwood and the succulents with the added pop of color from the flower.
Thanks, Linda! I love the way it brings greenery into the house. The flowers add the right pop of color.
I love this, Erin! Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow.
Thanks! You're sweet! I appreciate the pin.
This is so gorgeous! I just love all that greenery, and the flowers add the perfect bit of color! It's a fabulous wreath to welcome summer!
Thank you, Celeste! I love the pop of color from the flower for spring and summer, too. It'd be easy to pick a color that coordinates with any home.