This boxwood ball tutorial is for you IF:
- You like boxwood balls and you have a sad boxwood wreath or tree that's past its prime.
- You like boxwood balls and you have another easy source for lots and lots of boxwood twigs.
Honestly, it feels ridiculous calling this a tutorial or even spending time on it. It's all pretty self-explanatory and a very, very simple DIY.
But I was certainly very pleased with the end result and maybe, just maybe, you've been desperately longing to make your very own boxwood ball and didn't know where to start. Who knows. 🙂 If so, here you go.
I had this leaning tree I bought somewhere for fairly cheap, probably because it was a leaning tree. I tried to set it out in various places but the whole leaning thing really doesn't look good anywhere.
I also had a little empty spot on my white shelf, beside the white letters, underneath the old white window framing the black and white picture of us. Now, I'm a big fan of soft, distressed white decor, and that's what I wanted there, but it needed just a bit of color.
Ideally I would've used (and recommend using) a small foam ball like this.
But, I didn't have any and was too impatient to wait so I went looking for anything that would work. I came up with a little decorative potpourri ball thingie and went with it.
- Small foam craft ball
- Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
- Lots of boxwood twigs
I started by attacking my poor leaning tree, twig after twig. When I had a pile of them, I got going with the hot glue gun. Hot glue on the tip, hold in in place for a bit, twig after twig. This takes a while....
Getting fuller and fuller. Once it was as full as I wanted, I trimmed some leaves to make it as round as possible...and...tada!!!!!
Embarrassingly simple. 🙂