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DIY Boxwood and Succulent Holiday Wreath

This DIY Boxwood and Succulent Holiday Wreath will add a minimal, but gorgeous touch of glitter and greenery to your door this Christmas!

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

In case you couldn’t tell already, I take holiday decorating very serious around here!  Every year, at least a month before the decorating officially starts, I choose a theme.  We don’t have kids and Hunter’s pretty good about not touching decorations, so we can go all out if we want!  Decorating our tree is usually an all day event.  We put it up the day after Thanksgiving.  It’s our official way to kick off the holiday season and, perhaps, work off some of that Thanksgiving turkey!

This year, while everyone else is obsessing over buffalo plaid, I’m going to be inspired by the White Witch from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  When you walk through the wardrobe into the land of Narnia, you pass through furs, lush green pines, and a blanket of white snow.  Even though the land is full of magical creatures, there’s a still a quiet simplicity to it.  And that’s what will be inspiring our holiday decor this year from our tree to our entire home!  

While our tree will be decked out with icicles, glitter, woodland creatures, and a white faux fur tree skirt, I plan on adding lush greens to our decor this year.  We have a lot of houseplants.  Like A LOT!  Despite killing off a number of them in the past, we still have four in the living room, one in the dining room, one in the kitchen, a small succulent in the bedroom, and four in the office.  

Having lots of green in the house makes me happy.  Especially throughout the winter when everything seems so gray and lacking color!  So I wanted to make a Christmas wreath that looked full with greenery and had simple, holiday touches on it.  Instead of a pine wreath, I used less traditional, but still classic boxwood garland as the base.  Then, I added trendy succulents, glitter jingle bells, and some LED string lights to pull my holiday wreath together.  

Everything I needed to make this gorgeous holiday wreath was conveniently found on Oriental Trading! And I mean everything!  Check out their Christmas craft section for an assortment of supplies to make your own holiday wreath!


  • 12″ wire wreath base
  • Boxwood Garland
  • 4 – Glitter Jingle Bell Ornaments, hooks removed
  • 4- Faux Succulent Picks
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • LED String Lights + AA batteries


  1. Cut the boxwood garland into three equal pieces.
  2. Heat a hot glue gun and begin to glue each garland piece around the wire wreath base.  Start with the outer edge and continue to glue inward.
  3. Use the wire cutters to trim the garland, as needed.  Place the cut pieces of garland aside to use later to fill in any gaps.
  4. Once the garland is in place and the wreath base is covered, begin gluing the succulent picks onto the wreath.
  5. Next, glue jingle bells in-between the succulents.  Allow glue to dry completely.
  6. Insert batteries into the LED string lights battery pack.  Glue the battery pack onto the back of the wreath.
  7. Begin wrapping the string lights around the wreath, securing the end of the lights tightly around the base of the wreath.
  8. Flip the switch on the lights and hang your beautiful holiday wreath!

This wreath will look beautiful hung on your door for Christmas.  But it’s minimal enough to keep up all winter long!  It’s full of beautiful greenery and glittery touches to make your winter bright! Know someone who loves plants and succulents? This would make a really nice handmade Christmas gift, too!



  1. This is so pretty! I love the idea of succulents for the holidays! Thank you for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your wreath at our upcoming party.

  2. Lovely wreath DIY. I’ve been making a lot of seasonal wreaths but, I love this.
    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

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