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Fresh Rosemary Wreath Tutorial

Super simple tutorial for making a fresh rosemary wreath. Includes list of supplies and detailed instructions. Anyone can do this!

Today I’m sharing a very lovely and fragrant fresh rosemary wreath and even I am a little surprised at how good it smells! Right after I made it, I hung it on my vintage ladder and the scent immediately filled the room.

hydrangeas in striped pitcher and blanket ladder

How to Make a Fresh Rosemary Wreath

It’s been a few days and although the rosemary is drying out, the wreath still smells heavenly. It’s very pretty to look at but the scent is definitely the best part. Like most projects I share, it was very easy too. You don’t need much to make it either!

fresh rosemary wreath supplies needed

 Fresh Rosemary Wreath Supply List

I’ve been letting my rosemary grow so I had some nice long stems. I cut down two plants and there was plenty of rosemary to go around this 16 inch wreath. Try to cut your stems so they are at least 8 to 10 inches long. I didn’t count them, but I probably had around 30 stems.

fresh rosemary wreath assembly

Rosemary Wreath Assembly

Begin by gathering 3 or 4 stems of rosemary into a bundle, and attaching them to the wreath with the florist wire. Wrap the wire around the bottom of the stems. Continue around the wreath, attaching bunches of rosemary. Overlap the bunches by a few inches to hide the wire. When I was finished, I had used 8 bunches of rosemary. You can make your wreath as thick or sparse as you like.

closeup of fresh rosemary wreath with lavender

I didn’t think about this next step until the wreath was finished. I decided to add little bunches of dried lavender. (That’s why there is no lavender in the supply picture.) I just tucked them into the rosemary and did not use any wire. It would also be lovely to add other kinds of herbs & greenery. Here are a few that would work well:

  • sage
  • thyme
  • eucalyptus
  • bay leaves
  • dried flowers such as roses, globe thistle, larkspur, hydrangeas

wreath on ladder

How long will a rosemary wreath last?

To make sure your fresh rosemary wreath will last a long time, up to a year, do not give the rosemary a chance to dry out before it’s attached to the wreath. The fresh rosemary will follow the shape of the wreath as it dries. It will, of course, dry out fairly quickly. Hang your wreath in a spot where it won’t need to be moved, and where it won’t get bumped.

I’m a sucker for any kind of wreath, but this one has sort of stolen my heart. I love the combination of rosemary and lavender. It makes me smile when I walk in the room because not only does it look pretty, it smells heavenly. That, my friends, is a decorating home run!

Click for 10 Ways to Use Rosemary!

blanket ladder with quilts and wreath

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Thank you so much for spending a little time with me today. I’m rolling along and will begin to share some basic fall ideas and inspiration…so see you soon!

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