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Friday, December 5, 2014

Rosemary Wreaths with Printable Tag

May your days be merry
and bright...
 
Rose'Merry' that is.
I've crafted up some simple rosemary wreaths for gift-giving.

I love the smell of rosemary.  It's so fresh and comforting.
These wreaths are a sweet little gift to put on top of packages or give alone.  They're amazing in the car, too!

It just so happens that I have an out-of-control rosemary 'bush' growing in my yard.
It's a bit thick, big and overgrown, but perfect for making wreaths.



You could easily make these wreaths with fresh (tiny) rosemary stems purchased at a nursery, as well.
 
To assemble, you'll need lots of rosemary stems and green-colored, light gage wire.
(I used florist wire.)




Begin by cutting small pieces of wire...about 3-4 inches long.
Overlap the rosemary pieces, wrapping the wire around the ends to hold it together.  Every time there is a loose end, wrap it up in wire.


You'll want to gently shape the rosemary stems into a circular form.  Some stems shape easier than others.
(Just sayin...)
 
 
Don't be afraid to use lots of wire to hold the stems together. 
Thankfully, the green wire disappears into the wreath.
 
 

Sometimes the stems form a circle perfectly.
(I just love when that happens!)

Other times, they just don't like the circle shape,
so...don't force it.
(Of course, I know this tip from forcing a few wreaths to behave...snap!)

 
 
 
Print out the Rose'Merry' tags and attach them to the wreath.
Cut them down to any size, hole punch and tie on with a ribbon.
 
 
 
 

Add a festive ribbon for hanging.

 

The wreath will keep for about 4 days. 
After that, it completely dries out and starts to shed...although the smell is still amazing during and after the shedding, you'll want to gift the wreath very soon after you create it.


Have a very rose'merry' day!











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4 comments :

  1. I too love rosemary! Love the wreath and tag.

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  2. I LOVE this! I would have never thought to use an herb this way, and you know I love your pun. I bet this smells heavenly. Pinned...twice. :)

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