Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From Lampshade to Wreath

I had two square pieces of wire leftover from a lampshade deconstruction I did last year. I was saving them to make square wreaths for the holidays, but I thought I'd go ahead and do a practice one to share with you. 

Read here to find out why I was deconstructing a lampshade and to see where the square frame came from.

First I tried to preserve boxwood. It's a process that I don't have good luck with, so for the holidays I'll just be happy with fresh greenery and knowing that it'll get tossed after. Have any of you had any luck with the glycerin preservation method? If so I'd love to hear about it!

All I used for this project was fresh boxwood cuttings, bottom of lampshade frame, and wire. There's not step by step because I literally just wired the boxwood to the frame. I really like the square look as a change from round. I'll beef it up for the holidays with lots more greenery and maybe a bow, but I really love it just like this!

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