I have been wanting to try making a Christmas boxwood tree for years. I am so glad I pushed myself this year because they are not difficult to put together and I am going to show you just how easy it is! Items you will need:
A container to hold tree.
Wet Foam block.
Floral Picks to insert decorations.
You can make any size tree you wish. I suggest starting with a small to medium tree to learn. The best container I found to use is a small/medium size shallow dish:
Be sure the foam oasis you buy is a wet foam block:
To begin your project,soak your block in water until it fills with water and sinks itself, approximately 5 minutes:
Stand your foam up in your container and cut the top sides down into the shape of a tree:
Then secure with floral tape to keep from tipping over:
Your first piece you choose is a pretty topper branch for the tree and stick into the top of oasis:
Then starting at the bottom, make a row all the way around sticking the branches so that they are coming straight out:
Try to keep the branches around the same size:
You can pull out pieces or trim your tree anytime you want. A good tip is to remember that you are making a miniature tree. I just used my fingers to break off pieces of the branches if I thought they were too long or thick. Think mini!
After the bottom row is done, move up to the next level using a bit smaller branches. These will be inserted with a slight angle up:
Just like a real tree. Each row up the branches get a little smaller. Continue to place branches in oasis angling upward to the top of tree:
Spin the tree around while you are working to make sure it is keeping even all the way around. And the finished tree!:
Then it is time to decorate! You are only limited by your imagination on what you can use for ornaments. I always like a simple look so I did not add much to my tree:
Isn’t it beautiful? I love it. So pretty and easy! Now I can’t stop:
A BIG thank you to my friend Nina for helping me with my first tree! She said that I could do it and I am telling you that you can do it too! Really fun project especially since I love boxwood. Be sure to water the oasis and your tree should stay healthy until mid January. Give it a try- you will also be hooked!