Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine's Day Craft-Boxwood Wreaths

Boxwood wreaths are all the rage these days!  They are not only beautiful, but transitional as well.  As I was walking around Michael's to collect supplies for my XOXO letters, I happened upon these cute little vine wreaths that were left out of place in the basket aisle.  I was compelled to pick them up, and within seconds knew what I wanted to do with them.  Make mini boxwood wreaths! 
Mini vine wreath(s)
Boxwood Garland
Valentine's Day Tags
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Take your garland of boxwood and remove the leaves.  You will find that they come off in a bunch.  I chose to cut them apart, and place each sprig individually onto the vine wreath.  This allowed me to create a more realistic looking wreath.

You will then take your piece of boxwood and glue it to the wreath.  This vine came with thicker leaves as well as thinner budding leaves.  I found that using the thicker leaves around the outer rim of the wreath created volume.  I also placed them in random spots on the front of the wreath.  I then glued the thinner leaves throughout to fill in the negative space.

Once you have your leaves glued down, take your twine or string and thread it through the V-day tags.  Pick a place you'd like to tie it to and let it hang on the inside of the wreath.

And that's it!  You can choose to display these in a number of ways.  I am planning on using these at the dining table in February, but I like the outcome so much that I am making plans to use them around the house year round.  The tags are easily removed so this wont be an issue.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  As always, I'd love to know if you attempt this tutorial.  Let me know below in the comments, or on Instagram (@IrisNacole).  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

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  1. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. What a great way to add in some "holiday" to these!! I'd love to make one and change it up for every season!

    1. Thank you! That's the plan for them in our home too. :)

  3. Love the wreath! Boxwoods are a classic. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing at Something To Talk About Link Party!!

  4. What a fab recreation of a boxwood! Those tags are super cute too! Thanks so much for linking up to Something To Talk About. Hope to see you next Monday :)

  5. I'm so glad you linked this up to the party Iris! You're so talented. I love the way these can be personalized with festive touches too. Thanks so much for linking up. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next Monday!