With the holidays now over its always a little sad to take down Christmas decorations – but there are a few things you can keep up! My DIY Rosemary Wreath is a great example of this and I’ll show you how to make it!
Over the holidays I made this DIY Rosemary wreath after having brought in my rosemary plant. To fit in my house over the winter it needed a serious hair cut. I was left with a ton of rosemary sprigs and googled creative ways to make the best use of this fragrant plant — there are tons of things to do but I settled on a wreath. To avoid only being able to use it for the holidays I made sure to not use any red in my wreath and instead used greens so I could easily transition this past December into the winter months. It’s still fragrant today and is an easy, low cost DIY ! I love how slightly messy and rugged it looks while still being elegant.
Rosemary Wreath Supplies
- Rosemary sprigs — this is where things can get costly if you don’t have access to a rosemary plant, since rosemary sprigs can get expensive! If you can, find a rosemary plant and make use of it!
- Sharp scissors or wire cutter
- Wire hanger
- Dark colored wire – I had this on hand from my DIY Chandelier project and was happy to find another use for this!
- Fabric or ribbon – I always hold on to pieces of ribbon or bows from gifts that I get, they always come in handy for projects like this
1. Gather your rosemary sprigs – when cutting try to keep them at about four to five inches in size.
2. Cut your wire hanger to remove the hook part and form it into the shape of a circle. From here you can use your regular wire to connect the two ends together to from a circle.
3. Gather two to three rosemary sprigs to create fuller bunches that you can then place around the hanger. You will snip small bits of wire and wrap it around the rosemary sprigs. Make sure your wire is dark so it blends in with the green of the rosemary and does not stand out.
4. Continue doing this until your entire wreath is full ! Once you get the hang of wrapping the wire its very easy – and your hands will smell of rosemary for the rest of the day.
5. To finish it off I added a green and cream plaid bow that I had on hand. It was festive for the holidays but could also be used throughout the winter months.