DIY: Framed Boxwood Wreath

Need some inspiration for your front door? Here is one of the most complicated DIY tutorials you will ever witness–a framed boxwood wreath.  

front door boxwood wreath with frame

My new spring wreath + Front Door makeover + lessons learned. (Original inspiration courtesy of Down To Earth Style)

So after a grueling trip to Michael’s and Target, this could be yours, too!

I bought this boxwood wreath from Target about three years ago. Note the faded leaves? It gets direct sunlight in the morning, but honestly I started to really like the color variance against my newly painted my front door. I didn’t realize how versatile a black door would be — I’ve really enjoyed having it a neutral color again. But after all of the Christmas embellishments came down, I wanted a wreath that was very simple and easy to put up / take down (unlike Christmas was).

As I was stumbling along I found this website that stopped me in my tracks. Everything Holly has done in her home really speaks to me. (Click the image below to check out “Down To Earth Style”):

downtoearthstyle.com

Meet Holly at Down to Earth Style.

When you move into brand new construction, sometimes people don’t have the “guts” to distress the interior of their homes. Holly did just that! I LOVE her home and her style.

Here is the original image that caught my eye. Isn’t that beautiful? And the wreath is to die for! Feel free to click around on her blog to see more posts.

boxwood wreath frame

Courtesy “Down to Earth Style”

Same door, but with a DIY Wysteria vine wreath tutorial (can you tell I love this site?)

DIY Wysteria Vine Wreath, courtesy of Down to Earth Style.

Or…you can check out Etsy and buy something new! Check out Tonia’s designs at TwoInspireYou.

Since I’m hitting a major block on some of my larger projects, I thought I’d focus on the small stuff for awhile. Soon, I’m tackling my mantle (which I really have never changed in years)…and hoping for some spring inspiration soon.
Cheers!
About Jeanette L.

A Practical DIY & Home Decor Blog With A Love for All Things Vintage.
I show you how to achieve a home that reflects your own personal style. I love expensive-looking items, but still honor my single Mom budget. I'm drawn to shiny objects...and love to decorate with vintage photos, art deco, vintage travel posters, subtle faux finishes, sports and rock memorabilia. Smart DIY projects that are fun, and give you confidence to say "hmmm...I can do that!"

Comments

  1. I love your wreath. I wondered if they would eventually turn. I bought one from Antique Farmhouse a while back and I adore it. :) I also love her wisteria wreath. That is right up my alley. Love the black front door too! k.

    • Hi Kelli, I’ve seen others painted a bright color when I Googled “framed wreath” and one was a turquoise which I thought was pretty. I decided to let mine stay natural for the moment but I may put grey tones on it later when I want a change. I love Holly’s site “Down To Earth Style” (where I found the original idea). I want to distress my entire interior like she did.

  2. Very pretty! I love this idea! Visiting from Inspire Me Please!

  3. Beautiful frame! It all just looks great.
    I found you today on Liz Marie’s Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog to say hello!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    http://www.vmg206.blogspot.com

    • Jeanette says:

      Aw thanks Megin! Glad to meet you, I will be sure to stop by and say hello. Thanks for checking out my mini-project. :)

  4. SO pretty Jeanette! Very impressive! Thanks for your inspiration.

    • Meegan, thanks so much for stopping by, I love those wooden frames from Michaels. You can do so much with them. Always love your projects and what you come up with is so creative. I do the simple stuff. ;-) ….but no courage to do the paper wreath (yet).

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