I’ve been a little slow to decorate for Christmas this year. We have our Holiday Market the weekend before Thanksgiving and tons of effort and decorating go into that event, so I feel like I’ve already done my share of decor. I needed something to kickstart my creativity and these fresh rosemary wreaths were just the ticket. Fragrant and simple, these fresh rosemary wreaths add just the right amount of festive to my kitchen windows.
Earlier this year we painted our kitchen a lovely shade of Edgecomb Gray and I hung some simple cafe curtains that I repurposed out of a thrifted lace panel. I had seen several pictures of sweet little wreaths hung in windows and decided that was the perfect look for our farmhouse kitchen. My first thought was to purchase two imitation wreaths at the craft store. But then I glanced out into the herb garden, saw my beautiful rosemary and knew exactly what I wanted.
Rosemary has such a wonderful pungent scent and that made creating these wreaths even more enjoyable. I had everything I needed to complete the project here at home, and, since rosemary is my favorite herb, I happened to have a couple of large shrubs in need of a good trim.
- heavy gauge wire (turns out that if you forget your wire out in the weather, it rusts perfectly)
- wire cutters
- fresh rosemary cuttings
- decorative ribbon for hanging
I started by forming my heavy gauge wire into two wreath shapes approx. 10 inches in diameter. I had a bucket that was just the right size so I wrapped my wire around the bucket a couple of times and used my wire cutters to cut it from the roll, twisting the ends to connect. Then it was just a matter of wrapping the rosemary cuttings around the wire. The more flexible stems are easier to use than the thicker woody ones that tend to snap if you bend too much. A bit of twine tied every 3 or 4 inches around the wreath helped hold the rosemary in place as I worked and gave something to tuck the thicker ends of the rosemary into.
The little wreaths went together quickly. Smaller cuttings tucked here and there helped cover the twine and fill the wreath out. A length of ribbon long enough for hanging and a sweet bow completed the project. I couldn’t be happier with the way they look in my kitchen window.
Super simple, fragrant and beautiful. And since I had everything on hand, free. My kind of project!