Today I’m sharing three ways to style a boxwood wreath for summer. I’m also sharing how to make a mini wreath using an embroidery hoop with fresh boxwood clippings.
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It’s time for our July Pinterest Challenge, and this month we are creating or sharing how we style summer wreaths.
If this is your first time to join us for a Pinterest Challenge, this is how it works. Our host Cindy over at County Road 407, selects a photo for us to recreate, and each participant puts their own spin on the photo.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of my post.
To see last July’s Pinterest challenge, click on my post Grilled Peach Crostini Recipe.
If you’re popping in after visiting my friend Laura of Decor to Adore, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m so happy you’re here!
Our inspiration this month comes from Courtenay of The Creek Line House. In this inspiration photo Courtenay gives us a view of a beautiful fresh boxwood wreath she created for her side porch.
Instead of recreating the inspo photo we are sharing how we style and display boxwood or other types of summer wreaths.
Three Ways To Style A Boxwood Wreath For Summer
In this post I have an easy boxwood wreath tutorial on a much smaller scale than Courtenay’s, and will share how I’m displaying it on a shelf. I’ll also show two simple ways of displaying preserved boxwood wreaths that look fabulous any time of the year.
Luckily we have a couple of boxwoods growing in our front yard, so I clipped a couple of short branches to use for this project. By the way this is my first time to make a fresh boxwood wreath, and I’m very happy with how it looks. I know if I can do it, you can too!
- boxwood clippings
- embroidery hoop
- florist wire
- wire cutters
- I’m using an embroidery hoop as my wreath form for this project. I want a wreath that is small enough to sit on a shelf, so I’m using an 7″ size embroidery hoop, however you can make one any size you wish.
- First trim off short stems from your larger branches, then when you have enough you can start making your wreath.
- Take one or two stems at a time and hold them in place on the embroidery hoop while securing the stem with florist wire.
- Repeat this process until you have enough to cover the hoop. If you have stems that are sticking out too far or at weird angles use your clippers to trim them back a little.
- The final step is to add a ribbon for decoration or use a ribbon as a hanger.
Styling A Fresh Boxwood Wreath
One thing I love about my open shelves off the kitchen is that they are so easy to change up with seasonal accents. I’m using my fresh boxwood wreath on the top shelf to add a punch of green instead of using a plant.
The navy ribbon looks so summery, and of course the classic gingham pattern never goes out of style.
After displaying the fresh boxwood, I switched a few more things around on the shelves for a late summer look. I love the look of these vintage pressed glass pieces along with the ironstone jars and a pretty French vase.
Preserved Boxwood Wreath
I never seem to get tired of preserved boxwood wreaths and enjoy finding new ways to decorate with them from season to season. Right now I have one hanging on a vintage printer’s drawer with ticking ribbon.
On the top of the printer’s drawer I added a clear command hook so I can loop the ribbon over the hook. Such an easy way to display a wreath and voilà I have a pop of green and a textural element to add to this space.
Another idea to try is to display a wreath over a cabinet. The secretary desk in the living room is always a fun spot to try something new.
Using a wider ribbon this time I’m hanging a larger boxwood wreath with a single loop and securing the ribbon on top of the cabinet.
I think the key to changing up the look of a boxwood wreath for each season is type and color of ribbon I decide on. Of course sometimes I like to display them without a ribbon, and allow the surrounding accents to set the seasonal vibe.
Looking for more ways to display a boxwood wreath…
- over a mirror or framed artwork
- over a mantel
- gallery wall
- table top with a candle
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with my favorite seasonal inspiration!
Now it’s time to send you over to Lora of Create & Ponder. I know her summer seashell wreath is going to inspire you as much as it does me!
Be sure to come back to visit all the links below for lots more ideas on summer wreaths. Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Our Pinterest Challenge Continues With More Wreath Inspiration…
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