Boxwood Clover Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day

Boxwood Clover for St. Patrick's Day by virginiasweetpea.com

Woo-hoo!  There are only 17 more days until spring and there’s a holiday to celebrate on the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m adorning my door with a clover made with boxwood.  How did I do this?  I simply made a clover shape out of wire and then attached boxwood sprigs to it.

Let me give a few instructions in case you’d like to make your own boxwood clover wreath for St. Patrick’s Day.

Boxwood St. Patrick's Day Wreath

 

How to Make a Boxwood Clover Wreath

Supplies

14 Gauge Multipurpose Galvanized Utility Wire  (I originally purchased mine for my DIY herb markers.)

Floral Wire

Boxwood Sprigs

 

How-To

Form wire into three connected loops with a stem.  Bend in the outside of each loop to form a heart shape.  (I used a tennis racket head to judge the size that that each loop needed to be.)

The boxwood shown in the picture below was enough to cover one loop.  I worked outside so that it would be easy to stop for more clippings when I needed them.

Supplies for Boxwood St. Patricks Day Wreath

 

Attach the boxwood sprigs to the form with floral wire.  Continue until the clover and stem are covered in boxwood.

How to Make a Boxwood Clover for St. Patrick's Day

 

I love how bold this looks on my front door.  I’m itching to add some annuals to my pots for spring.  Soon!Boxwood St. Patrick's Day Wreath

 

Don’t you love it when a project that you have in mind work out just as you intended?  I didn’t know if the wire would support the weight of the boxwood and it has.  Boxwood keeps its color very well, so this will look great on my door through St. Patrick’s Day.

Boxwood Clover Wreath by virginiasweetpea.com

I’m sharing my wreath as a part of The Scoop’s Mega Spring Linky Party.  The great news is you can share your spring projects, too.  The linky will be live on my blog and on 30+ other blogs March 3 at 6 am Eastern time.  With 30+ bloggers helping to host the party, your post is bound to get a lot of exposure.

I’m also sharing with:  Between Naps on the Porch, Homework, Fearlessly Creative Mamas, Serenity Now, Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl and Her Blog, Imparting Grace, Love of Family and Home , The Bold Abode, Little Miss Celebration, Pink When

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Comments

  1. super cute idea, and so creative!

  2. Very cute idea! Super festive!

    Eddie

  3. So cute Paula!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  4. This is awesome! It looks great and you gave wonderful instructions. So many St. Patty’s Day decor items are glitzy. Your wreath is perfect.

    My post for the Mega party will go up later today. Hope you’ll visit.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  5. Love it Paula! Some times the St. Patrick stuff you see in the stores is so..well, cheesy. Your wreath is such a lovely natural decoration to celebrate the day. Happy to be on tour with you. Please know I appreciate your comments & visits very much!

  6. What a great project. Your wreath is adorable and perfect for St. paddy’s day.

  7. Great job! Where did you get your boxwood? I had eyed some boxwood wreaths at the Farm Basket a while back but I just can’t see myself paying so much for them. St. Patricks is always a good sign that Spring is just around the corner :)

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I got my boxwood from my yard. Boxwood wreaths are so easy to make. Don’t pay the Farm Basket, make your own. If your yard doesn’t have boxwood, certainly a neighbor has bushes that they’d allow you to clip from for wreath making.

      I am just about ready for spring!

  8. Beautiful Paula. I just discovered fresh boxwood wreaths over the holidays and I’m hooked. Planning to plant boxwoods in the yard so I could use them to make wreaths. :) Happy to be hosting the Scoop Linky Party with you!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      These parties are fun, aren’t they Vidya? I love having boxwood at my fingertips for wreath making. I’m lucky, if I ever run out, all of my neighbors have yards full for clipping.

  9. I love this Paula!!! So creative! Have a great week!

  10. Clever clover idea! I might have my boys make these in different sizes. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love it Paula!!

  12. Very cute & clever Paula! I really want to do something with boxwood! You’re clover wreath is perfect!
    Have a happy week!
    cheers

  13. You are so clever and creative!! I love it!
    Pinning!
    Nancy

  14. I love your wreath Paula! It’s very original and creative, and it makes quite a statement on your front door. I’m like you. I’ve got to see some flowers soon!

  15. LOVE this, Paula! Your wreath is adorable. You must really enjoy having a white front door when it comes to hanging wreaths! :)

    Hope you have a great week, friend!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Richella! Our front door is great for wreaths and you know that I enjoy making them. This week has been great because I’ve been off from school because of snow.

  16. This might be my favorite thing you have ever made!!! Love it!

  17. I love the color of the Boxwood. It’s so bright and hopeful. Like it is calling for spring to come out. It looks so nice on your door too!

  18. This is so cute! I’ve never thought about making wreaths in shapes!

  19. Paula…love the wreath. Creative! BTW…your blog design is still one of my favorites.

  20. What a festive idea Paula!! I’m extremely impressed with the materials you used! I always seem to forget about floral wire!

  21. What a clever design for a wreath. Very cute. Just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this tutorial from my website this week if you don’t mind.

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