Boxwood wreaths are trending right now, and for a good reason. They are remarkably attractive, and stand the test of time – well, two years in our case. What was I thinking when I so innocently purchased our “preserved” boxwood wreath from Target a few years ago?? While boxwood wreaths are a blessing the black thumb babes like me, you can still cause them damage. And if you didn’t already know, I kill every plant in my house within days. If they ever make it past that you’ll see me running naked laps in my backyard, which is never.
You can buy the one I have now, one sale at TARGET.
My excitement caused my negligence (obviously) because I slowly but surely gave it the sweet kiss of death. I had NO clue that you could actually still “kill” these preserved rings of green.
Did you know there are a few simple hacks to keep your boxwood wreaths looking good-as-new for the long haul?
Keep it out of the sun! Yes, hanging it on your front door for all to see seems like the perfect idea (I did) but the sun will warp the leaves, slowly causing them to turn yellow, and mold. YES – mold!
Spritz the wreath with water once a month. Easy peasy! I did do this – so if only I kept it out of the sun this would not have happened…
Yellow leaves, some brown, and specks of mold all over.
Thankfully, Target had my back and while I was aimlessly wandering through the aisles I caught a glimpse of their spray paint section.
Instead of throwing it out – I just needed to give it a second chance.
I am absolutely hooked on this spray paint – Valspar knocked it out of the park. If you ever have trouble with drippy, inconsistent spray paint – get this!
Now I have this stunning holiday wreath!
A snow kissed wreath to add a bit more character to the front of our house for the holidays.
I’m tellin’ ya – before you toss things out, think outside the box! I am so glad I did not throw this wreath away and gave it a second chance!