Boxwood Clover Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day
To decorate my front door for March, I made a unique St. Patrick’s Day wreath.
I used utility wire to make a wreath form in the shape of a clover and then I added Boxwood sprigs to decorate it.
I love how this looks on our front door; it’s the perfect early March door decoration.
How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Boxwood Clover Wreath
To make this wreath, a clover shape is made out of wire and then Boxwood sprigs are attached to it.
Very few supplies are needed to make this St. Patrick’s Day wreath.
- 14 gauge multipurpose galvanized utility wire (I originally purchased mine for my DIY herb markers.)
- Floral wire
- Boxwood sprigs
Make a Clover Shaped Wreath Form
Make a clover-shaped wreath form by bending wire into three connected loops with a stem. I used the head of a tennis racket as a template for making the three loops.
Bend in the outside of each loop to form a heart shape.
Cut sprigs of Boxwood to use to cover the wreath form.
I didn’t condition the sprigs before making the wreath but doing so will keep the Boxwood fresh and green longer. To condition the clippings, simply soak them in a bucket of water overnight.
Wire Boxwood to Wreath Form
The boxwood shown in the picture above was enough to cover one loop. I worked outside so that it would be easy to stop for more clippings when I needed them.
Use floral wire to attach the Boxwood sprigs to the wire wreath form.
Keep adding Boxwood until the wreath form is completely covered.
Hang the Wreath
To hang the wreath, I made a loop using the floral wire and wired it onto the utility wire wreath form.
I love how this St. Patrick’s Day wreath looks on my front door.
My pots have been bare since Christmas and I’m anxious to fill them with Pansies for spring.
My ducks are Virginia Metalcrafters Naughty and Nice. Our deceased neighbor, Ann Dill, once told me that her mother designed Naughty and Nice but I am not sure if that is true.
Don’t you love it when a project that you have in mind works out just as you intended? That is the case for this Boxwood clover.
Boxwood keeps its color very well, so this wreath will look great on my door through St. Patrick’s Day.
After St. Patrick’s Day, I will remove the Boxwood and save the wreath form to use again.
St. Patrick's Day Ideas
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super cute idea, and so creative!
Very cute idea! Super festive!
Thank you, Eddie!
So cute Paula!
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.
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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!
What a great project. Your wreath is adorable and perfect for St. paddy’s day.
Thank you, Linda!
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 🙂
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!
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!
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.
I love this Paula!!! So creative! Have a great week!
Clever clover idea! I might have my boys make these in different sizes. Thanks for sharing!
Making them in different sizes is a great idea and it wouldn’t take as much boxwood.
I love it Paula!!
Thanks, Kathy! I didn’t know if my wreath plan would work and I’m so glad that it did.
Very cute & clever Paula! I really want to do something with boxwood! You’re clover wreath is perfect!
Have a happy week!
Thanks, Therese! Does boxwood grow in Florida??
You are so clever and creative!! I love it!
Thanks, Nancy. It looks especially nice since my yard is snow covered.
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!
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!
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.
This might be my favorite thing you have ever made!!! Love it!
Thank you, Angela! What a sweet compliment!
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!
This is so cute! I’ve never thought about making wreaths in shapes!
Paula…love the wreath. Creative! BTW…your blog design is still one of my favorites.
What a festive idea Paula!! I’m extremely impressed with the materials you used! I always seem to forget about floral wire!
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.
I love this, Paula! It looks fantastic on your door. 🙂
Thanks, Christy. It’s actually my 2014 wreath! I need to make one for this year!
That is adorable and looks pretty easy to do – I love it! 🙂 #SCBH2015
Thank, Jamie! It really looks good from the street.
What a beautiful way to use boxwood and decorate your front door. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the #SCBH2015. Pinned.
Thanks, Erlene! It’s nice to be able to use fresh greenery in the dead of winter.
This is so cute!! I wish I had access to fresh boxwood … someday! 🙂
Such a smart idea! And so cute! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering, my friend!
Your wreath turned out beautiful and so unique too. I am pinning for next year. Happy St. Pat’s Day, Kippi #kippiathome
This looks great on your front door.
I’m the same with planter, I keep looking at mine and willing the better weather to come so I can get planting to brighten the place up.
Paula, this is such a clever clover!! I love it!! And such a simple tutorial!!
What a gorgeous wreath!! You did a great job!! Perfect for that front door!❤️
Thank you so much!