Our paper boxwood wreath is the perfect project for making on your personal cutting machine. You could cut this by hand, but it would take DAYS and quite frankly, who has the time?! We have created a simple SVG cut file that can be printed and cut in less than a hour. The weeding will take a bit of time, but we think it’s the perfect DIY to indulge in while catching up on your favorite tv series or crafting with a couple friends over a glass of wine.
Paper Boxwood Wreath for Year Round Greenery!
We use paper wreaths all year round, for all sorts of occasions and in many different ways. The simplicity of this paper boxwood wreath, means that it works for any occasion in any setting! Set it on your mantle to add a little evergreen to your home décor. Maybe hang it on your front door (if it’s covered!) as a welcoming handcrafted addition to your entryway. Or lay it in the middle of your dining table and place tall LED candles in the middle as a stunning handmade centerpiece.
If you want to store it, simply lay it inside a box with nothing on top. Sometimes we secure our paper wreaths to the inside of a box using floral wire. Give it plenty of space inside the box and it will keep well. When you’re ready to use it again, simply blow any dust off it with a hair dryer and it will look good as new!
See below for tools, materials and some simple tips and tricks for making this paper boxwood wreath, then download the pattern and get creative! If you have not joined our membership community yet, what are you waiting for?! Come take a look at the perks here.
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- Text Weight Paper – Paper-Papers Metallics in “Botanic”, “Moss” and “Fairway”
- Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Lia Griffith in “Cypress”
- Wreath Form – 14”
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Tips And Tricks
If you are used to using your cutting machine, then you should have no problem making this simple paper boxwood wreath. However, if you’re relatively new to it, we have a couple tips and tricks that can help you to achieve success. You don’t want to use a cutting mat that’s too sticky for this project as the delicate pieces will tear as you pull it away from the mat. Our designer Lindsay has a great tip for making your mat less sticky. Simply press it against your sweater repeatedly until it has a fine layer of lint on it. I’m keen to get a video of Lindsay demonstrating this process sometime soon! 🙂 You can also run a used lint roller over the mat to lessen the adhesive.
When you are assembling your wreath, more is more! We cut more than 30 of each color of leaf and layered them on top of one another to achieve a really full, dense look. To hang, you can add green wire before you cover the wreath in paper, or simply push the foam back into a nail or hook on your wall or door.
Let us know how you get on with making this DIY paper boxwood wreath. Share pictures with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MadeWithLia – we often share our favorites! Can’t wait to see your work! Happy crafting ~ Lia and Team xoxo