I love boxwood wreaths but I could never see myself buying a live one to try to keep alive or you can drop some pretty money and buy yourself a preserved one. I decided to challenge myself and make my own...out of paper. I've seen a few other DIY paper wreaths
and I was completely inspired!
Keep reading to see how the project went down...our tutorials are quite different and I used more colors but only after studying the colors in a real boxwood wreath.
I knew it would be a lot of work so I waited for my mom to visit so she could help me (read fold the million little leaves on each stem).
Cover wreath with burlap duct tape to hide the white foam.
This doesn't have to be perfect; it will be covered with paper stems by the end.
For the stems, I chose to use THIS
paper set. I used all of the colors except for the really neon almost yellow one.
Dark hunter green
pea soup looking green
and bright green
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the stems. You can find the file here
If you don't have a Silhouette and would like me to cut the files for you, please email me.
domesticable at gmail.com
After each color is cut (40 stems of each color), fold the leaves on each stem in half. This will give the wreath depth and lots of texture similar to a real boxwood.
Starting with the inside of the wreath, glue stems side-by-side.
The next row of stems will overlap the previous row of stems. This ensures that no duct tape shows through.
To give the wreath more texture, I didn't glue the stems completely down.
Here is a progress photo taken with my cellphone. As you can see the stems aren't glued all the way down.
And here is the finished product.
And here it is in our home hanging on our entry closet door.
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(click on the image below to be taken to that project)