Keep Christmas decor sane and simple by dressing up what you already have. Here’s a simple, but gorgeous way to update a basic boxwood wreath for Christmas.
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When we bought our house nearly 3 years ago, I fell in love with our dining room french doors, and knew I wanted to highlight them somehow.
A pair of boxwood wreaths seemed perfect, so I found a couple, added some sheer white ribbon, and hung them over the top of each door.
When Christmas came, instead of taking them down and replacing them with Christmas decor, I decided to simply dress them up!
Here’s how I updated basic boxwood wreaths for Christmas:
Our Christmas decor is mostly red and gold, so I went through my supply of ribbon and found a sparkly 1-1/2 inch satin.
To keep the project super quick, I used the sheer white ribbon as a guide for cutting, so the wreaths will hang exactly where they did before.
I had a few berry pics on hand that I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago during the after-Christmas sales. It’s one of my favorite ways to save on supplies, and honestly…blink your eyes and it’s Christmas again anyway, right?
You really don’t have to wait that long before it’s time to use them, and you get amazing deals when you shop this way.
I started at the top, just past the ribbon, and began sticking the pics into the wreath. These wreaths are vine-based, so it’s really easy to slide the pics in.
The wreath is 14″, and it only took 6 pics to go around.
I wanted a little more on the Christmas version, so I used a length of ribbon, made a bow, then hot glued it onto the hanger.
And that’s it! It took me about 15 minutes to update these simple boxwood wreaths for Christmas. I save the ribbon and pics from year to year and I can have them dressed up in just a few minutes.
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