DIY Paper Boxwood Wreath and Silhouette Giveaway!

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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).

Supplies

Burlap Duct Tape
Foam Wreath I chose a 12" one
Hot Glue Gun
Glue sticks. I used THESE for the first time and I'm hooked!
Thermal thimbles (saves your fingers from that hot glue!)

Recollections Cardstock Paper, 8 1/2" X 11" Feathered Greens - 50 Sheets


Instructions

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
Regular green
pea soup looking green
and bright green

Using your finger or a pen fold each stem leaf in half. This adds texture and depth to help make your DIY faux boxwood wreath look real
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. 

Only add glue to the area marked. This will add texture to the faux boxwood wreath.

Here is a progress photo taken with my cellphone. As you can see the stems aren't glued all the way down.
Making a faux boxwood wreath using paper cut with a silhouette cameo and gluing the stems on a foam wreath. Alternate colors to give it an authentic look

And here is the finished product.

DIY Paper Boxwood Wreath Using Cardstock and a Silhouette Cameo
And here it is in our home hanging on our entry closet door. 


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