Four-Bow Boxwood Window Wreath
The shiny green foliage of a boxwood wreath embellished with a quartet of slim satin bows captures the classic Christmas pairing of red and green. This window wreath could just as easily adorn a door or wall to make a festive statement.
- Boxwood wreath
- 5 yards of 1 1/2-inch-wide
- Red satin ribbon
- 1/2-inch-wide double-sided tape
- 1 foot of 24-gauge floral wire
- U pins
- Hammer and small nail
- Fishing line
Fold one 3-inch ribbon length, faceup, into thirds lengthwise (diagram 1, bow center). Secure overlapping folds in back with tape. Repeat to make 4 total.
With an 11-inch ribbon length faceup, fold both ends under toward center (diagram 1, bow loop). Secure ribbon ends with tape to form a loop. Repeat to make 4 total.
Place two 15-inch ribbon lengths, faceup, across each other to form an X (diagram 1, ribbon X).
Lay one 11-inch taped loop, tape side down, horizontally across center of X. Pinch X lengths and loop at center. Wrap a 3-inch length of floral wire around this point, and twist at back to secure. Repeat to make remaining 3 bows.
Cover each bow center with one 3-inch folded ribbon length to hide wire, securing at back with tape.
Position first bow as desired on wreath. Secure ends of X lengths to wreath back with U pins (diagram 2). Position other bows, and secure with pins.
Hammer nail at top center of window frame. Loop 1 end of fishing line through center back of wreath frame, and knot securely. Cut line to appropriate length for desired position, and tie to nail.