Gingerly Made: Rosemary Wreath

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rosemary Wreath


We have a rosemary bush in our garden that we planted 3 years ago. It's awesome. It's huge. In fact, Hubs has been talking about dividing it and giving half of it away because it's so big. So I decided to help him 'prune' it a bit.




I started by going to JoAnn's and buying a wire wreath frame. Came home and grabbed my gardening scissors. I chopped off a ton of branches and got to work on this little beauty.

I'm totally in love with it! It smells soooo good!

I thought I would have to tie pieces in place with some floral wire, but I simply wove the rosemary in and around. Once I had a few pieces in place, the rest fit in with out any trouble.


Then I took some fabric and tore it into a long strip. I wanted the frayed edges because it felt like it fit with the organic look of this wreath. I wrapped my fabric around the wreath making sure to get all the pieces of rosemary caught in the fabric and tied a bow.

It's so fragrant as you walk in through our front door. And although the needles will dull in color as it dries out, we now have dried rosemary for cooking this fall and winter.

** If you want to make an organic wreath from rosemary or any other plant, be sure you do it before it frosts in your area. The plant needs time to harden off before the frost comes or else the frost can really damage your plant. **



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6 comments:

  1. I bet this smells SO good! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!

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  2. What a beautiful wreath! I don't have good luck with rosemary here in Virginia, but my lavender has turned into a bush! I will definitely try this. I hope I can persuade you to share this post on my Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest:http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-2.html

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  3. Do you know how excited I was to see this? I also have a huge rosemary bush and I had asked someone a few weeks back if I could do this and they weren't sure it would work. It looks beautiful and I am sure the smell is incredible. I'm pinning this :)

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  4. This is such a great idea! The smell must be so nice. Thanks for sharing. Looks great.

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  5. I love rosemary and I have a bunch in the garden just waiting for me to follow this tutorial. Clever idea, thanks!


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