Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Herb Wreaths

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I love my herbs.  I have been covering them up every night in an attempt to keep them alive as long as I can.  The heartier herbs like the rosemary and lavender have been holding up well.  Come the first hard snow and I'll have to let them go.  Until then, we are enjoying every meal we can get with fresh herbs from our back yard!  I did want to think up a fun way to dry my rosemary and lavender, since they were so bountiful this year!  I decided to make some Christmas herb wreaths!

For this project you will need:

a woody, hearty herb such as rosemary, lavender, bay leaf, etc.
a wreath form
floral wire
wire cutters

 I made my wreath form from some flexible sticks I got from my lemon verbena plant.  They were still a little green which helped them bend a little easier.  I wired them together with the floral wire.  Don't worry if your form isn't perfect.  The herbs will cover it up!

I then took individual sprigs of rosemary and attached it to my wreath form with the wire, working my way around the form.

When I was done, I used some ribbon to make a bow and hang it on my door.  Easy and lovely!

The nice thing about an herb wreath is that it will dry out and the herbs can be used in your cooking!  Plus, it smells amazing!

I did the same thing with my lavender.  I made this wreath a little smaller.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. We are spoiled! 2 great posts! I love these!! Especially the lavender one hung over the chalkboard;)

  2. I love, love, love this idea! Perfectly simple and clean :) I swear I can smell it through the computer, hahaha!


  3. Love this! So cute. I have some rosemary out front and I might have to try this! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure!

  4. Oh I really love these! They would look adorable hanging from kitchen cupboard doors!

  5. Beautiful! I love a simple wreath without the fussy decorations. Simplistic beauty...the best kind!

  6. I love this! It's so pretty with the ribbon as a little accent. Oh please link it up to my party!

    and your pictures are so pretty too!

  7. How perfect for the kitchen too. This is on my Christmas 'To Do' list now.

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  8. What beautiful wreaths! (I just bought some rosemary trees and I'm so happy with how they look. I think making a wreath may be next on my list.)

  9. I love these. I bet they smell AMAZING!!
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  10. I love the size of the lavender wreath- it would be great hanging from cabinets in the kitchen. So pretty!

  11. Love the beautiful simplicity! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and visit and enter to win my Heirloom ornament, only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes, Lori

  12. I can not wait to try this with my sage plants. Thank you.