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Centerpiece- Boxwood Wreath Instructions

How to make Boxwood Centerpiece or Door-Mantel Wreath

Ingredients

Scale

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.