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
Use 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
Lay 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
Fill 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.