Faux boxwood and artificial sprigs of greenery make up this simple, long-lasting wreath. Create your own boxwood wreath and display it season after season.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated May 06, 2020
Read step by step instructions after the video.

Add a natural look to your front door with this handmade boxwood wreath. In addition to artificial boxwood bunches, sprays of faux greenery—like lamb's ear and Queen Anne's lace—give this DIY door decoration texture and different shades of green. Customize your project with your favorite greenery or try weaving in faux flower stems. Keep the wreath simple or finish it with a ribbon tied into a classic bow. Once you see how easy it is to trim and arrange the sprigs on a grapevine wreath form, you'll want to make this long-lasting boxwood wreath that’s perfect for every season.

  • Working time 45 mins
  • Start to finish 45 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
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How to do it

Part 1

trimming stems off faux boxwood sprigs
snipping off individual sprigs of boxwood
Step 1

Step 1: Trim Greenery

Cut off the excess stem from a branch of faux boxwood then snip the decorative greenery into small sprigs so it will be easier for you to control the shape of your wreath. Leave several inches of stem on the sprigs; you'll need the length to assemble the wreath. Repeat for any other greenery.

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wrapping florist wire around sprigs
Step 2

Step 2: Create Bundles

To create bundles of greenery by twisting florists wire around the stems of a handful of sprigs. We used about three sprigs per bunch and made 18 small bundles to cover a 24-inch wreath form.

applying hot glue to attach sprigs
adding boxwood to wreath with hot glue
Step 3

Step 3: Attach to Wreath

For our design, we alternated between bundles of boxwood and other greenery. But you can arrange them however you like. Secure each bundle to the wreath using hot glue and florists wire as needed to secure stray branches. Once you've attached all your bundles,  fill in any gaps with single sprigs so you don't see any of the wreath form.

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spring greenery wreath hanging on door
Step 4

Step 4: Finish and Hang

Hang your handmade wreath with a heavy-duty hook on the front door or somewhere in your home. Keep a few extra pieces of greenery to fill in gaps you may not see until the wreath is hung; you can poke these in loosely or secure with glue.

Related: Make a Beautiful Spring Tulip Wreath 

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