Pretty little things- these are my very favorites. This has become my very favorite gift to make. It’s wonderful for a simple thank you, hostess treat or just little something to let someone know you care. It will take you just minutes and only nab about $5 from your wallet. Sound good?? Well, let’s get started!
wire cutter and pliers
1 bunch of rosemary & thyme fresh from the market
Just a note: you can use whatever fresh herbs you would like for this project. Besides the obvious reasons for my choice of rosemary & thyme, they both dry very nicely so you don’t have to worry about the whole project once it begins to wilt. If you’re looking into using some other herbs, just do a bit of research to see how they dry!
Bend your wire into a circle to see how much you will need for the wreath. I chose to make mine with a 10 inch diameter, but you can make whatever size you wish. Once you have your length set, give the wire a snip and twist the circle together.
Using your floral wire (in about one inch pieces), begin to attach pieces of the rosemary. I used 1-2 sprigs at a a time and affixed wire to the top, middle and bottom of each piece.
Continue to attach the sprigs until you have completed the circle. It’s a good idea to let the sprigs overlap a bit to hide where the circle begins and ends.
Repeat steps 2-3 with your rosemary. This will add body to the wreath. Try to cover as much of your wire as possible during this step.
Once you have made your way around for the second time, take smaller sprigs of your rosemary and tuck them in wherever you have some holes. I added some extra sprigs to the bottom to add some variety, but it’s up to you how you wish to fill it in.
Since your thyme is a bit more fragile than the rosemary, go ahead and take a few sprigs and tuck them in around any bald spots you may have. I would be careful with wrapping wire around these, however since they are much more delicate than the rosemary.
Hope you all enjoy this sweet little wreath recipe! I am a few weeks down the road from making mine and it has begun to dry beautifully! I am thinking about making some smaller ones for place card holders at my Christmas table!
Until next time!