Sunday, March 19, 2017

Decorating with Boxwood

We are crushing hard on preserved boxwood around here. It is an elegant greenery suitable for year round decorating. It can be used in a variety of floral arrangements from wreaths and topiaries to centerpieces — plus, once preserved, your boxwood decorations will last for months if not years.

You may be most familiar with boxwood in a formal garden setting where it graces many a stately yard, but boxwood is wonderful inside as well. The lush green color and simple oval shaped leaves make it a classic plant. So bring nature inside and add a pop of rich green to your spring decorating with these ideas!

Hang a Boxwood Wreath

Boxwood DecorationUse a wreath to spruce up a mirror, bookshelf, or mantle.  It will immediately freshen your space, adding a pretty, natural accent.  Don’t forget to tie a pretty bow on it in your favorite color ribbon!

Make Boxwood a Part of Your Centerpiece

Decorating with Boxwood 4Lay that same wreath down in the center of your table. Add a vase of flowers to the center and then fill in the gap with moss, flowers, or other filler.  Voila! You’ve got a unique centerpiece perfect for any occasion.

Style Your Shelves with Boxwood

Decorating with BoxwoodFill a vase with sprigs and use it as a bookend.  Little vases of boxwood are perfect just about anywhere from the bookshelf to a side table or kitchen counter.

Lately, boxwood arrangements are easy to find at home decorating stores.  But don’t be afraid to preserve your own if you have a shrub.  Preserving this plant is easy to do, although it is a process that takes several materials, multiple steps, and a few weeks to complete.  Check out this tutorial with measurements for the preservation solution.

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