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How to Make a Square Boxwood Wreath

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Overview

Creating wreaths at home takes a little imagination, know-how and a few basic floral supplies to make a wreath that will last and bring compliments from all who see it. Boxwood branches are popular for making wreaths because of their long-lasting quality and their waxy oval leaves that are dark green on top and a lighter green underneath. To make a wreath that breaks away from the traditional round shape, think inside the box and create a square boxwood wreath.

Step 1

Cut boxwood branches to approximately 6 inches long. Cut the branches close to when you are going to make your wreath so they are fresh. Gather together several branches and use floral wire to secure into bundles.

Step 2

Select a wire wreath form that is approximately 12 to 14 inches across. Shape the wreath form into a square by hand. Remember, it does not need to exact, since it will take shape once the greenery is added to it.

Step 3

Add the bundles of branches to the wire square frame. Wire a bundle to the frame, place another bundle of branches onto the wreath, overlapping the ends of the first bundle and continue around the frame in this manner until it is completely covered. Keep all the branches facing the same direction so it creates a swirling-type appearance around the wreath frame.

Step 4

Add more branches if necessary to create a very full wreath. Embellish with other items such as pine cones, berries and ribbon, if desired.

Step 5

Attach a ribbon or floral wire to the top of the wreath for hanging. Simply loop the ribbon or wire over the wreath form, in between the branches, tie or twist together to form a loop, and hang up. An over-the-door hanger can be used for hanging on a door.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire wreath form
  • Boxwood branches
  • Floral wire
  • Optional-ribbon, pine cones or berries

References

  • Organic Gardening: Make a Boxwood Wreath
  • Farm Fresh Living: Wreaths
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.