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DIY Faux Boxwood Wreath with Berries for Christmas

December 7, 2023

Learn how to create this easy DIY boxwood and berry wreath for Christmas using floral branches from the craft store.

CHRISTMAS   |   Updated December 3, 2023

There are so many ways to decorate your home at Christmas on a budget.

Aside from shopping sales and thrifting, making your own holiday decor is the way to get unique and stylish accents for not a lot of money. Plus, you get the added benefit of having fun while using your creativity.

One of the easiest types of Christmas decor to DIY quickly are wreaths. To buy a pre-made wreath at a specialty shop or even craft store can cost a lot of money. But they can be made affordably at home with supplies you may already have or can pick up easily at the store.

This post is going to walk you through creating your own boxwood and berry grapevine wreath, plus I will share a few tips and suggestions for how to decorate with it when it is complete.

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Supplies You'll Need

The supplies you'll need to make this basic wreath are:

  • grapevine wreath - Purchase a wreath in any size based on where you plan on hanging it. You can also buy a greenery wreath instead of the grapevine for a different look.

  • faux boxwood bush or sprays - The amount of greenery you'll need to purchase will depend on the size of the wreath you're making, how covered you want it to be, and how full the bush is. I like to lay a few of the bushes down onto the wreath and estimate how many it will take to go around it.

  • floral wire - to attach the branches onto the wreath

  • wire cutters - to cut the wire and branches

  • faux snow or glitter - optional, the bushes that I purchased had a snowy glitter on them. If you like the look, but can't find anything similar you can add your own with Mod Podge.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath for Christmas

This is a really simple DIY project and you'll be done in no time. Let me walk you through the steps I took so that you can make your own wreath at home.

  • For this wreath, I used two boxwood bushes that have berries and an icy glitter, but probably could have used three.

    I purchased them at Michael's on Black Friday for a really low price. You may also find budget friendly, nice looking holiday greenery at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn Fabrics.

  • Snip the branches apart using wire cutters into small manageable bunches of the boxwood.

  • Wire the small pieces onto the grapevine wreath using floral wire. Attach them in a few places so that the pieces are secure, but try your best to do it where the greenery will hide the wire when it is done.

    Overlap the bunches as much as you see necessary for the fullness of your wreath.

  • Continue wiring on the bunches around the entire wreath or if you'd like a different look, cover about 2/3 of the wreath more fully and leave a section bare.

  • Tie a small piece of jute or add an extra small piece of wire onto the back top to create a hanger for securely hanging your completed wreath.

Ideas for Using the Wreath

There are different ways that you can use your handmade wreath in your home at Christmas. And the place you use it this year might not be where you want to hang it next.

  • Wreaths are perfect decor for hanging on any exterior door to your home. They look nice from the road, even if you can't quite see how the wreath is decorated and look really welcoming to everyone who drives by or comes to visit.

  • Hang them on a cupboard door - Each Christmas I hang two wreaths on the pantry doors in the kitchen with ribbon and love how much cheer it brings to the room. Just make sure that your wreath is smaller than the door so that you don't have any problems getting inside.

  • Small wreaths can be hung from the back of your dining chairs for a decorative touch to the Christmas meal. Again, I use ribbon tied over the top of the chair and tie it around the wreath.

  • Hang a large wreath overtop your fireplace mantel. It should take up about 2/3 the size of the mantel below it for proper scale.

  • Extend the decor through your home with a smaller decorative wreath on each of your interior doors.

I felt like my wreath looked boring and plain hanging it just on the wall or door. I had an old window frame displayed overtop the piano, however, and it became the perfect backdrop.

By hanging it onto the empty grid, the entire wall is filled. The wreath makes more of a statement and is connected to the decor resting beneath it.

To finish out the display, I kept it pretty simple.

On one side, I added a tall lantern filled with a flameless pillar candle and gathered pinecones.

To balance it out on the other side, I displayed a old-world style santa and pinecone tree on a stack of books.

The finishing details were a few more pinecones, sprigs of greenery and some decorative ornaments tucked into the empty spaces and a vintage book of Christmas sheet music set out and ready to play.

You'll also notice I added my DIY burlap table runner underneath the cranberry filled lanterns on the dining table. I love how the pops of red pick up on the subtle red berries on the wreath.

Cranberries are so fun to decorate with throughout the Christmas season. They look so pretty filling out the bottom of the clear glass lanterns and last for quite some time.

Muted green and frosted bottle brush trees finish off the simple centerpiece down the table.

Regardless of where you decide to hang it, I hope you will enjoy the easy process of putting together a special homemade boxwood and berry wreath for your holiday home.

More Christmas DIY Projects to Try

DIY GOLD BEAD GARLAND - Give a simple antique inspired makeover to your old discarded Christmas beads


NO-SEW TABLE RUNNER - Great for your Christmas table or make a few to give away as gifts!

DIY CLAY CANDY CANES - Perfect for any style home

HAND PAINTED CHRISTMAS PILLOW - Learn how to transform a basic neutral pillow into a holiday keepsake.

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