Although it’s close, in my house it’s not time yet to launch full-on into Christmas decorating. I have to hold off for a little while longer so I’m easing into the holiday season by making a fresh herb wreath.
I have found a bunch of stunning examples on-line for sale that will serve as inspiration and reference.
- This example is the Cooks Herb Wreath from Williams-Sonoma.
- This lavender example is from Creekside Farms
- This lovely example is herb, rosemary and kumquat from Green Garland
- This is a garlic wreath from Creekside Farms
The one pictured above is my home-made version. I used a small grape-vine wreath base which made a sweet little finished product that was perfect for around the base of a pillar candle. The fragrance from the warming and drying herbs made it perfect for the centre of the dinner table.
I made a base layer of rosemary to fill out and cover the form. I then made small bunches of herbs and secured them with tape before fixing them to the wreath with wire.
The base layer of rosemary.
The bundles of tarragon, sage and oregano.