DIY Faux Boxwood Wreath with Berries for Christmas

December 8, 2015

CHRISTMAS   |   Published December 8, 2015

Have you noticed that Christmas time brings out a lot of collaborations and tours?  I almost feel as though everywhere I turn on the internet lately is another picture of a perfectly decorated room or craft project.  (Although yesterday, my friend Ashley of Cherished Bliss shared a not-so-pretty glimpse at what our homes actually look like when a tour is being photographed.)

Today marks the last group and tour that I'm in for the year.  Promise.

Last year I joined in with these same bloggers for my entire house tour, but we decided to take it a little easier with less stress this year and not necessarily do a whole house tour.  That was a relief! The Home for the Holidays tour started yesterday and will conclude today.  Links and pictures to everyone's tours appear at the end of today's post.

Something inside of me is unable to keep things the same for long.  I'm constantly redecorating what I've already done....still trying to get things to look exactly as I'd like.  It's the perfectionist inside of me, I suppose.

If you looked at my Cherished Christmas home tour last week you saw my mantel was decorated one way and then yesterday I showed it looking totally different with a photograph I had enlarged of me with Santa.  Now today I've readjusted the display that appeared on the piano in my dining room.

While shopping over Black Friday weekend, I picked up some boxwood and berry bushes covered in icy glitter at Michaels and wanted to make a wreath.  It was a really easy process and was very similar to the one I did earlier in the year to make an everyday boxwood wreath.  The tutorial appears near the end of this post.

So the wreath was created......Then I needed somewhere to hang it.  I didn't want to rearrange my decorations, but the wreath looked so boring and plain just hanging on a wall or door.  The old window frame leaning on my piano, however, was the perfect backdrop.  I love that it fills up the entire wall.

Some of the accessories stayed the same, and some changed.

I added in a music book of vintage Christmas carols....appropriate, I thought, since this is a piano!

You'll also notice that I added my burlap table runner underneath the cranberry filled lanterns on the dining table.  (Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on this runner.....the few that I had to sell were gone not long after the post went live!)

And just in case you wanted to make one of these wreaths for yourself, let me show you the really easy process.

For this wreath, I used two of the boxwood bushes (but it probably could have used three).  As I mentioned above, these ones were at Michaels.  They cost about $10 each, but were 50% off plus an additional 25% with a coupon.

Tear the wreaths apart leaving small bunches of the boxwood and berries.

Wire the bunches onto a grapevine wreath using floral wire.  (And yes, I started this project on a greenery wreath as pictured above but liked it better on the grapevine.)

Add the bunches around the entire wreath, and you're done!

So I've got to know....are you like me and continue to decorate and redecorate until it is time to take your decorations down or do you leave things alone once they are up?

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