How to Extend the Life of Boxwood Wreath

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

  • Gold spray paint

  • Dried fruit

  • Dried flowers

  • Glue gun

Boxwood wreaths are especially popular during the holidays because of the lush green color they add to the room. A fresh boxwood wreath stays beautiful for about two weeks. After that, it can begin to look wilted and dried out if you don't take care of it properly. You can extend the life of a boxwood wreath, even into the new year, if you give it the attention it demands.


Step 1

Keep your fresh boxwood wreath out of direct sunlight, where it's likely to dry out faster.

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Step 2

Spritz your fresh boxwood wreath every day with water. Just as your plants require water to look strong and healthy, your boxwood wreath needs a bit of water every day to last longer.


Step 3

Display your boxwood wreath indoors during the day, but set it outdoors at night. Boxwood wreaths last longer in cool, moist climates. When you run your heater, your house can quickly become hot and dry.

Step 4

Spray a light dusting of gold paint to bring new life to your boxwood wreath. When your leaves start to dry out and look old, the gold paint can provide a distraction.


Step 5

Lay your boxwood wreath on a flat surface and allow it to dry out. A brown, dried boxwood wreath can be beautiful to use next season. To spruce it up, add dried flowers or dried fruit to your dried boxwood wreath using a glue gun.