Fill your home with the sweet smell of bay laurel (or rosemary) with this easy-to-make wreath. And when the holidays are over, don't throw it away: Be sure to wash the wreath well right after you make it so you can remove the dried herbs from the wire frame later for use in cooking.
Tools and Materials
Clippings of bay laurel or rosemary
Clear hair bands
10-inch double-ring wire form
26 gauge green floral wire
Pre-cut rose hip and eucalyptus sprays
1. Make a bundle of bay laurel or rosemary clippings; secure with clear hair band. Attach to wire form with green floral wire. Repeat until entire wire form is covered.
2. If making a bay laurel wreath, adorn with rose hips; if making a rosemary wreath, adorn with eucalyptus seedpods.
3. Finish with bow.
This fragrant wreath will last a long time, but may start to dry out in a few weeks. The cooler its environment, the fresher it will stay. Occasionally spritz the wreath with water to keep it looking fresh. If making for a party, you can create the wreath in advance and keep it on a tray in the fridge for a few days to maintain its fresh look.