Herb wreath design you can make yourself
Wreaths are popular all year round, but they are most sought after during the colder months of autumn and winter. Different types of flowers, green leaves, plants, and even grass can be used. Making a herb wreath not only makes your home smell nice, but it’s also easy to make yourself.
- Grapevine wreath base
- Floral wire (green is ideal)
- Paddling wire
- A selection of herbs of your choice (Lavender, rosemary, thyme and mint work well)
Steps to follow:
- Start by washing and drying all of your greenery before you start creating your herb wreath. This will ensure that there is no dirt or insects hiding between the beautiful leaves.
- Choose one of your plants to be the base for your wreath. It will hide the base of the vine under it. Place all the fibers in a suitable way in one direction and make sure they overlap one another for proper coverage.
- If you choose to use rosemary as a base, you need to make sure that all the sprigs are pointing in the same direction as you go. Secure this foliage with floral tape and continue until the end meets the starting point.
- Once you’ve covered the outside of the wreath base with your first layer of greenery, you’ll want to secure it further with wire. Wrap the green wire around the wreath and secure it securely in place. Now use the rest of your bundles to create a small package. For example, you can use a sprig or two of lavender and thyme and mint for good effect.
- Tie the stem to the flower wire. Use this wire to secure these bundles to your frame. Make sure these bunches are facing the same way as the first leaves you put in the wreath.
- You can use other paddle wires to hold these bundles in place before you complete your design.
- Attach the hook to the back and display it wherever you want!
As you can see, it’s really easy to make your very own herb wreath and it really does not need to cost you a lot either. Even once the herbs dry out, you can still enjoy the wreath design for several weeks. You can expect some dried leaves to fall from time to time and, once the wreath loses a fair amount of leaves, it will be time to replace it.