Capture the beauty, fragrance, and flavors of your herb garden in a classic wreath—no special skills or artistic ability required. Not only will it look beautiful, but you can snip herbs from it to season your favorite dishes.
Capture the beauty, fragrance, and flavors of your herb garden in a classic wreath—no special skills or artistic ability required. Not only will it look beautiful, but you can snip herbs from it to season your favorite dishes. Making it as a gift? Tie a small pair of scissors to it with a ribbon to encourage the recipient to do just that. Start with fresh herb stems, which are flexible enough to conform to the wreath shape. (Dried herbs are brittle and break too easily to survive the wreath creation process. ) The herbs will dry in place on the wreath and look good for up to a year.
Estimated Time: About 3 hours for a 6-inch wreath
Estimated Cost: Under $5
Project Difficulty: Easy (with a helper) to Moderate
List of Tools & Materials
Fresh herbs from your garden
6-inch wire or grapevine wreath form*
Pruners or garden snips
*You can also get great results from a foam or straw wreath. Use wire or floral pins to attach herb bundles, covering the form completely
For best results, layer a selection soft-stemmed herbs (like mint, stevia, oregano, lemon balm) atop some woody-stemmed herbs (like rosemary, lavender, thyme). Include herbs with flowers, plus those with a variety of leaf shapes and colors to add textural interest.
You may also select herbs for your wreath based on a culinary theme, such as:
Thyme, parsley, sage, and rosemary to add savory seasoning to stocks, soups, and meats.
Lavender, lemon balm, stevia, mint, and pineapple sage for brewing flavorful teas.
Mint, rosemary, lemon balm, lavender, and stevia for creating thirst-quenching lemonades.