Boxwood Decoration

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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Katherine is an historian by trade who is passionate about art and antiques. By day she manages the treasures of an international auction house and by night she indulges in her love of writing and decorating with her Southern lifestyle blog Pender & Peony. At P&P, Katherine inspires readers to decorate, entertain, and navigate the South with grace, charm, and gumption.

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