Wanted...a wreath to hang on my back door.
Needed... one foam wreath from the craft section of the local dollar store.
and the boxwood bush outside the back door.
I cut shorter sections of stems of boxwood and stuck it in the foam wreath, filling in the spaces as I turned the wreath.
Added a bow made using ribbon from the dollar store.
To hang the wreath, I folded a long piece of wire around the top of it and taped it with packing tape at the top of the door.
Time required to make the wreath...1/2 hour
I am not sure how long this will stay fresh although my experiences with boxwoods assure me it will last until I am ready to hang my Christmas wreath.
If you don't need a door wreath, you can make the wreath and add an inexpensive strand of battery operated led lights to use for special occasions.
Strands of these pretty lights can be purchased at craft stores or Christmas stores. You can purchase them for a few dollars and use them over and over again.
You can set a glass pedestal bowl in the middle of the wreath and fill with your favorite pudding, cut up fresh fruit, or any favorite dessert. I have, on real special occasions, dished ice cream balls in the glass bowl and put it in the freezer. When ready to serve, place pedestal bowl in the center of the wreath. It would make a beautiful and unique centerpiece for your dinner table.
Or you can fill bowl with small pumpkins for Halloween or the Thanksgiving table, or to dress up an entrance table in the foyer. Turn on lights right before guests arrive.
If you make this wreath closer to the Christmas holidays, you could fill bowl with colored Christmas balls. These glittery silver and gold balls were also purchased from the dollar store.
Just a few simple and very inexpensive ideas on creating a boxwood wreath and suggestions on what one can do with the wreathes.