Centerpiece- Boxwood Wreath

The wreath is made with a 15” round caged Oasis florist foam that is soaked in water.  Fresh boxwood stems were cut into 6” lengths and inserted into the oasis foam going in a circular direction so the stems are balanced making the circumference of the wreath 20- 26”. Depending on the size of your dining table you can adjust the fullness of the wreath with the clippings.  

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Centerpiece- Boxwood Wreath Instructions

How to make Boxwood Centerpiece or Door-Mantel Wreath

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  • Yield: 1-15" wreath

Ingredients

Supplies:

15 Oasis florist foam wreath

30 or more 6”stems of fresh boxwood clippings

Pruning shears

Florist wire-heavy gage or pipe cleaners for hanging

Red velvet bow- 5 yards of ribbon to make a bow

Instructions

  1. Soak foam wreath in lukewarm water until foam is saturated. Set the form over an empty gallon bucket on workbench.
  2. Cut boxwood stems and place in bucket of water until ready to use.
  3. Insert cut boxwood stems directly into the foam, no need to wire stems in groups, arrange in one direction all around the wreath.
  4. Attach 2 green pipe cleaners or heavy florist wire to back of wreath, form a loop for hanger.
  5. Attach red velvet bow to door wreath.
  6. Hang wreath on front door or use as centerpiece with or without the bow.

Soak foam wreath in lukewarm water until foam is saturated. Set the form over an empty gallon bucket on workbench.  Cut boxwood stems and place in bucket of water until ready to use.  Insert cut boxwood stems directly into the foam, no need to wire stems in groups, arrange in one direction all around the wreath.  Attach 2 green pipe cleaners or heavy florist wire to back of wreath, form a loop for hanger.  Attach red velvet bow to door wreath. Hang wreath on front door or use as centerpiece with or without the bow.

Once you make the purchase for the wreath forms, you can reuse the foam next season by turning over the used foam and use the other side, of course the following seasons you will need to replace.  Don’t have boxwood, use easy-to-find fresh greenery from your yard such as magnolia, hemlock, Frasier fir, or white pine.

Notes

Once you make the purchase for the wreath forms, you can reuse the foam next season by turning over the used foam and use the other side, of course the following seasons you will need to replace.  Don’t have boxwood, use easy-to-find fresh greenery from your yard such as magnolia, hemlock, Frasier fir, or white pine.

This wreath was featured in VIP Seen magazine- Putting on the Glitz!  See Magazine Articles for a pretty tablescape for Christmas using this wreath as the centerpiece.

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