Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Craft: Everlasting Peace & Joy Boxwood Signs

Holiday Faux Boxwood Signs (via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
Every Christmas, one of the most popular and meaningful messages in the Christmas cards I receive is this: peace and joy. The language of the holidays is especially hopeful, so I imagined up a surprisingly quick, affordable Christmas craft that celebrates these happy and merry messages.

Take a look at how I made them after the jump!

My everlasting boxwood holiday signs required 3 inexpensive supplies:
supplies for faux boxwood signs via Meet Me in Philadelphia

To start, I decided to create signs in a cursive style. Looking at various fonts online, I decided to recreate the look of the popular Learning Curve font for my wired message signs. My first wired message: 'peace'. 

I unrolled a continuous piece of wire and shaped the letter by hand.shaping letter p from wire via Meet Me in Philadelphia
At the end of the last letter, I snipped the wire and it looked like this:
shaping full word from wire via Meet Me in Philadelphia
cutting wire word via Meet Me in Philadelphia
Next, it was time to add the faux boxwood. This step was especially easy because the boxwood garland is wired! I simply wrapped the garland around each letter in one continuous piece and snipped it at the end.
attaching boxwood to wire letters via Meet Me in Philadelphia
I repeated the same steps for 3 more holiday boxwood messages, so I had 4 total: 'merry,' 'happy,' 'peace' and 'joy'.
The final step: attaching ribbon to the wire backing of the signs. I opted for gold ribbon but almost any choice would look great with the natural look of these holiday messages. 
hanging boxwood signs with ribbon via Meet Me in Philadelphia
All told, these 4 wire signs took me about 30 minutes to complete from start to great is that? They were easy and, best of all, they'll last forever!
Holiday Faux Boxwood Signs (via Meet Me in Philadelphia)Holiday Faux Boxwood Signs (via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
Holiday Faux Boxwood Signs (via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
Holiday Faux Boxwood Signs (via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
(all via Meet Me in Philadelphia)

Peace, joy, happiness and merriment...what's more important than that? 

What do you think? Would you try making your own to add to your holiday decor?
Happy Friday, friends!


  1. super cute and inexpensive! such an awesome source...thanks for sharing!

  2. This is my favorite DIY I have seen this year and that's saying a lot considering how much bloggers are cranking out right now! LOVE.

    1. Awww, thank you, Beth! That is so kind of you to say! There's so many amazing ideas out there this time of year, right?!?!

  3. I love this! What a wonderful idea! I like to stick with natural Christmas decor, and this is perfect. Just ordered some of the boxwood garland to give it a shot :)

  4. I think I love it! I didn't even know you could get mini boxwood garland. They look fab my friend.

  5. So impressed!! It looks so great all together!!

  6. This is so whimsical and pretty! Great project.


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