How to Make Rosemary Wreath

by Amy Stafford on November 29, 2012

This How to Make Rosemary Wreath is a quick simple and inexpensive craft that you can give as a Teacher gift, Hostess gift, or a Christmas gift.  You could make for a holiday decoration and hang from a window, below sconce, or on knobs to cabinets, you could place around the base of a candle.  How ever you use them they will make your whole house smell heavenly.  It took me 30 minutes to make two wreaths while sitting in my garden on a warm sunny day.

Supplies are inexpensive and minimal and you can find the supplies at any craft store. I found two 6″ Natural Grapevine Wreath that cost me $1.99 at Hobby Lobby.    I used Floral wire that I already had on hand.  I used 22 Gauge Green Enamel wire that cost me $2.99 and will last for years.  I used a small pair of wire cutters that I found in my husbands tool chest.  Ribbon for the bow, I used recycled ribbon that I keep from past presents.  Then the Rosemary from my garden that still looks and smells beautiful even three weeks in to November.  If you don’t have Rosemary in the garden pick some up at the grocery store.  I used 18 – 8″ stems per wreath.

 I bundled three to four stems of Rosemary at a time and wrapped floral wire around bundle to secure them together.  I then cut approxiametly 7″ of wire and used it to secure the Rosemary bundle to the wreath.  Securing on the back side of wreath with a few twists of the wire.  Cut off excess wire and push cut ends down into wreath so that they will not cut.

Secure the next bundle of Rosemary cut end to the wreath about half way underneath the first secured bundle so that if you push down the tips of first Rosemary it will cover where you have secured the second bundle to the wreath.  Continue this until you completely cover wreath.  Cutting excess wire and tucking into wreath.

Now you have to secure the tips of Rosemary that are sticking out.  I used the same method here that I used to secure the base of the stems.  I tried to make a effort to release a few leaves to cover the wire as best as I could.

I then used a 2″ wide  12″ long piece of ribbon to tie a bow at the base.  Your finished now up can enjoy the lovely fragrance and beauty of your wreath or the smile you will get from whomever you gift this too.

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Liz November 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Do you think lavender or Russian sage would work as well? Or maybe a mix of the two? (I don’t have and Rosemary.)

Are your bees still flying? Most of the hives at my house were decimated by yellow jackets.

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amy November 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

Lavender would work well, the sage might be to tender. I peeked in the hives and the sugar was loaded with dead yellow jackets. The only hive I have seen a few straggler bees is my original one, but I was worried it was robbers. Why???

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thesalemgarden November 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

I love this idea Amy! Thank you!

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Liz December 1, 2012 at 7:00 am

Perhaps because of the mild winter last year, yellow jackets exploded in numbers. Next year, I’m not feeding sugar late in the season (although the YJ also killed hives I didn’t feed…).

At least our bees this season did what they needed to do: They build comb. Next season’s bees can immediately begin raising brood and storing nectar because the comb is prepared.

Do you and Josh want to borrow one of my top-bar hives to use as a model for one or two you want to build?

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Andrea October 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

How long will the rosemary wreaths last? Is there a trick to preventing it from turning brown?

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Amy Stafford October 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Andrea
I just took mind down about two months ago (10 months after I hung it), though it wasn’t brown, it was not green. Your best to keep in out of direct sunlight and in a cooler spot.
Amy

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Patti October 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I really need to harvest what’s left of my rosemary before it dies off for the winter. I bet your wreath make the house smell great!

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