It is no secret I love boxwood wreaths. It is probably my most versatile piece of home decor and I’m always finding a new way to display them in my home. Because of this, and because right now is a great time to clip your boxwood bushes to use them for wreath-making, I thought I’d share all the different and unique ways YOU can decorate with them too!
9 Ways to Use a Boxwood Wreath
1. With Wrapped Packages
In my Christmas Home Tour last year, I used small boxwood wreaths as a unique part of a wrapped gift. This is fun because the receiver of the gift can keep this little wreath as a memento!
2. On a Mirror
This star wreath I created to hang on a mirror above our nativity set at Christmas. I’ve seen people shape them into letters, hearts, and squares even! While mirrors are great for reflecting light in your home, they can also be prettied up with a boxwood wreath! You still get the function, but it makes it a little more interesting. And if you are a blogger, it makes it a lot easier to photograph! 😉
3. On a Gallery Wall
For my winter living room refresh, I used a large one in a gallery wall. I think adding a wreath to a gallery wall is a great way to add texture, color, and an interesting shape to the mix!
4. On Windows
Windows are often used as a salvage decorative element in homes and make a statement while still being neutral. Come holidays, they make a perfect place to hang a couple small wreaths! I used it in these “windows” which are actually old china cabinet doors, that are hung on our living room wall. While this pictures was taken for my Spring Home Tour , I kept them up for almost the entire year, only switching them out in the fall. The boxwood looks good with any type of decor or color scheme.
5. On a Front Door
When I created this ladder vertical garden, it was the perfect, fresh, simple wreath for my front door! Preserved boxwood should not be in direct sunlight, so if you have a door that isn’t shadowed by an awning, best to use fresh boxwood!
6. On Coat-Rack Hooks
Sometimes you just need a pop of green… something that is pretty but not fussy or bulky to add to a coat-rack. In my Fall Home Tour, I used a medium-sized one to hang on a hook in my entry. This would be a great addition for any hooks in your home!
7. In a Tray with Treats
Last year around Christmas, I shared a budget-friendly way to update my front porch by adding cozy textures, and a tray with cider and cookies. This small boxwood wreath fit perfectly in this star tray that took the place that normally a little bouquet of flowers would take (but is too cold for outside).
8. On an Interior Door
This is another way to use it year-around… hung on an interior door (like our garage door pictured here)! Most interior doors are forgotten for home decor, and ones that are often used can and should be adorned. 🙂
9. On a Chalkboard
Here is one I recently created for eHow to hang on a chalkboard for the holidays! Quotes and pictures can be drawn around it and was made from fresh-clipped boxwood, which actually retains it’s color for several weeks!
So there you have it! 9 unique ways to use boxwood wreaths in your home, and sometimes just switching out the ribbon gives you a whole new look!
Want to learn how to make one for only $5 in materials?
My latest article on eHow shows all the steps to make one in about an hour!
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