This 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.