Our SIMPLE EMBROIDERY HOOP WREATH gives you the boxwoods you love without breaking the bank!
I have a thing for boxwood … especially around Christmas time. I love it. And I especially love boxwood wreaths, but I don’t always love the price of them. Man are they expensive!! Instead of a lush, full wreath … I came up with a slightly different idea this year, and I love how it turned out. It’s simple and minimal, and it feels fresh, clean, and unique … with a bit of a Scandinavian Christmas vibe. It’s also a much cheaper option (which my husband loves).
For much less than the price of one boxwood wreath, I was able to make a trio of these Bowood Embroidery Hoop Wreaths. Plus I love the combo of dark wood, fresh green boxwood, and the flannel bow. These three wreaths add a festive touch to our wall while still maintaining the simple, modern, and minimal look we’re going for this Christmas season.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these wreaths:
- 18″ Quilting Hoop (like an embroidery hoop … only bigger!) Tip: Don’t ever pay full price for these at a craft store … there are always sales and/or coupons … just sayin’
- Your favorite wood stain (I love the dark, rich color of Kona stain)
- Brush to apply stain
- Floral wire
- Sprigs of fresh boxwood
- Optional (and not pictured above): Flannel fabric scraps or ribbon to tie around the top of the hoop.
And here’s how easily these go together
Step 1: Stain hoop (inside and outside and all around) and allow to dry:
Step 2: Grab a bunch of boxwood sprigs and tie stems together with floral wire:
Step 3: Set bunch of boxwood sprigs on the hoop as shown and tie entire bunch onto the top of hoop with flannel fabric or ribbon:
Step 4: Hang ’em up (you don’t need much to hold them since they’re so light)!
It’s not quite the look of the lush, thick, boxwood wreaths that you pay big bucks for, BUT … they add some color and they’re unique. A different twist on the traditional Christmas wreaths!
What about you? Are you started decorating for the holidays yet? Finished long ago? Or maybe you don’t decorate with the seasons? I’ll be sharing my minimal Christmas Home Tour later this week, but for now … I’m done, and I’m ready to just enjoy the season!