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Hey! As I write this it is a beautiful, but cold, sunny afternoon. After days of dreary cold, wet weather the sunshine is so welcome for this girl. I did manage to get a few things done with my enforced confinement indoors. One of which, I want to share with you today. How to make a faux boxwood wreath.
I purchased this boxwood wreath on a trip to Magnolia years ago.
While it wasn’t terribly expensive, it wasn’t inexpensive either.
However, I use it all over the house.
I’ve been super surprised at how versatile this little wreath has been!
Shortly after the new year, my BFF Roxanne and I were doing a little shopping at JoAnne’s.
Across the isle I saw piles of what I thought were boxwood wreaths in the 70% off section.
Nope, not boxwood wreaths but tiny Christmas garland.
But it got me thinking.
Couldn’t I make these into wreaths?
So, I cut the garland in half with wire cutters.
Then I rolled the garland back up, leaving about 2 inches that I wrapped around the wreath to hold it together.
At this point, I needed to make it look more wreath like.
Less “I rolled up garland to look like a wreath”.
My solution was to randomly hot glue the loops together.
Each of the rolls of garland made 2 mini faux boxwood wreaths.
Are they perfect?
No, but at a glance you can’t tell that they aren’t the real thing.
Wrapping a ribbon, adorned with hearts, around the wreath made them the perfect Valentine’s Day decorations for my kitchen chairs.
Not only is this an easy project, the 2 wreaths cost me 1.50 plus tax.
Now that’s a bargain!
I can’t wait to show you the rest of my Valentine’s Day table. These mini wreaths just make the table look so festive.