Easy to Make Fresh Herb Wreath

Fresh Herb Wreath

Almost a year ago a friend shared a beautiful wreath made from herbs.  I was in awe and wanted to make one last fall and then before I knew it summer was here again.  Do you have inspired project ideas that you put off?

Her blog is Hearth and Vine; Patti is very talented.  We have similar likes and I always have the best time checking in to see what she’s made, visit her blog here

I’m happy to say I didn’t let this herb wreath idea fade any longer and I finally decided to make my own.

Easy Herb Wreath

Easy Herb Wreath

Before we dive right in I wanted to say,  this is a messy craft so it might be a good idea to make outdoors.  If working indoors is your best option lay down some paper, this will make clean up a breeze.

Garden of Herbs for Wreath

Start with a Bed of Herbs

To make this wreath gather at least 4 or five different herb varieties.  I’m blessed to have an abundance in the garden and they definitely needed a good trim; I eat herbs every day but I just can’t keep up with them.

Many are beginning to flower so this was a nice bonus when it came time to put everything together.  If you’re thinking about an herb garden about now check out this post, here. 

I used a combination of the following and harvested them during an overcast afternoon.  It might be better to make this an early morning or late evening project.

  • Lemon Balm
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Rosemary

Get Ready to Make Herb Wreath

Supplies to Create Herb Wreath

Supplies can be purchased at any craft store and make sure to use paddle wire, I’ll tell you why later…  Wreath size is completely up to you, three small ones connected with ribbon would look really nice.  Just get creative and have fun with it.

  • Fresh Herbs + Clippers
  • Any size wire wreath base
  • Wire cutters
  • 26 Gauge paddle wire

Steps to Make an Herb Wreath

Cutting and Prepping the Herbs

We’re going to make small bundles with these herbs and I put together about 8 of each herb because they will dry on the base and shrink.

  • After the herbs are cut separate by type
  • Cut each stem into small lengths and remove the greens from the bottom
  • Bundle about 4 stems and wire them together

Herb Wreath Assembly

Attach Herb Bundles to the Wreath Base

Once the bundles are wired then we connect each one to the wreath base.  I couldn’t find paddle wire so I ended up purchasing wire on a roll and what a mess.  You’ll notice through my pictures the entire roll unraveled because I couldn’t find the end.

Paddle wire is much easier to use because you can hold it while you work and add strength to connect everything to the base.

My first herb placement was a pretty bunch of trailing lemon balm and that set the stage for the everything else.

Adding herbs to Make an Herb Wreath

Around the Wreath we go

One herb bunch was added after the next until we covered the entire base.  Make sure everything is really thick and full because these herbs will begin the drying process within 24 hours.

There was a point when I had to go back and fill in some areas with additional herbs; this was really easy because I just tucked them in and secured with wire.

The smell is heavenly through the entire creating process and once finished my hands couldn’t escape the scent of fresh herbs.

Natural Herb Wreath

I really liked how the chocolate mint added a little bit of purple in the mix, it just started blooming about a week ago and what an amazing sight.

After the wreath was finished I brought this fun project indoors and enjoyed it in our little space of wonderful. Stay tuned because later this week I’ll be sharing the wonderful that encourages living with less in a small space.

Make Your Own Fresh Herb Wreath

9 comments

  1. Patti says:

    Hi Carole,

    Your wreath is gorgeous! It’s amazing how easy they are to make and how pretty they turn out. My favorite kind of project!

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you but I should really be thanking you for the inspiration… Always nice to hear from you, I’m off to the garden to water..

  2. Jemma says:

    Fabulous herb gardens! You have a wonderful green thumb and this wreath is truly charming.
    Pinned of course:)
    Jemma

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you -I love my herbs and if I could only choose one type of things to grow herbs would always be my first choice. There’s just so many things you can do with them.

  3. Jane says:

    gorgeous & I can imagine the smell…love it, Carole!

    1. Carole says:

      Hey Jane – How are you? Hope you’re enjoying summer. I’ve spotted some images of your new kitchen and it’s beautiful!! Yes the herb wreath smells heavenly… They would be awesome sellers in your shop..

  4. Nikki Gwin says:

    This is gorgeous! I must make one next year. I made one from just rosemary and the scent was lovely. Thanks for the tutorial.
    🙂 gwingal

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