DIY herb wreath

This is a great way to use any overgrown herbs and bring the outside in. Mine's hanging in the kitchen, so as the herbs dry, I have easy access to them for cooking. Looks pretty, smells absolutely delightful and will make a wonderful housewarming gift!
To make your own herb wreath, you'll need:

Your preferred herbs (I used oregano, rosemary, sage and lavender)
Embroidery hoop
Kitchen string
Scissors

Method:

1. Make little bunches with each herb and tie with string.
2. Position first bunch of herb in desired position on hoop and secure with string.
3. Repeat with other bunches of herbs, making sure to overlap so as to cover the string.

41 Responses to DIY herb wreath

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it. So clever. How long does it stay good? Do the herbs dry well?

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Fantastic tutorial, Trishie! These herbal wreaths cost a fortune so it makes sense to diy one. Yours is so beautiful!

trishie said...

Hi Juju, that depends on the herb. I made this over a week ago and the rosemary is still 'good', the lavender was the first to wilt.

trishie said...

And as for the sage and oregano, they both dried gradually and still smell wonderful and can be used as dried herbs.

greenthumb said...

Just lovely.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a fantastically pretty way to make use of your overgrown herbs! It would make a wonderful housewarming gift indeed.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Tina Bradley said...

Indeed--what a lovely gift for housewarming or any occasion. Looks so great--and I know the smell must be equally fab. Have a happy Friday! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Sharlynn Ng said...

This is an awesome idea trishie, I love how you have some of the lovely diy ideas! I wish fresh herbs grew as easily back here in singapore as it does down under! i'd be using them in my stew, salads and grills all the time if I could!

Victoria | Oh So Pretty said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I love it!

sal ♥ said...

whoa, this is a really great idea! thanks for sharing. :D

azurachan said...

This is great! Love the idea!

Sarah Jane said...

I absolutely LOVE this Trishie! I'll have to make one! Thanks so much for sharing, I love this idea!

Sarah x

OtherMix said...

That must smell really nice :3

Lady of the Manor said...

This is such a great idea! I have fresh herbs growing in my kitchen but sometimes they need more of a trimming than I can use. I've had to try to freeze them but now I can make them into something beautiful and practical. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

burntfeather said...

This is super sweet and I agree would make a very charming house warming gift :)

toastandgrits.com said...

Loooks like awesome decoration ....I'm going to have to do this. Have a great weekend.
xoxo, Ty
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Jane said...

oh my gosh. i would love to try this. this would totally make a wonderful housewarming gift!

Shirley Tay said...

I've to admit you've amazing ideas, Trishie! Wonderful product! Love the smell of herbs!

Niken said...

oh trishie, you're just so crafty! i always messed up in art class in my school days. haha

Niken said...

oh trishie, you're just so crafty! i always messed up in art class in my school days. haha

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

So cute! Love the idea

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I HAVE to do this when our herbs start growing again! I absolutely love this idea. Yours turned out so cute!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

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Sam said...

Love this idea, you have so many great herbs growing in your garden. Do you think it would be possible to do a post on what herb works well with what dishes. You are most knowledgeable on the subject. It was great reading your comment...wishing you a wonderful and warm weekend!

trishie said...

What a neat post idea! I would love to write up something about what herbs to use with what dishes. Stay tuned...

Pamela RG said...

Great idea! The herb wreath must smell so good. You are so creative.

Juliet Polilova said...

wow love that idea!
very nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,
Juliet
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

This is so pretty! I bet it smells great :)

Alla said...

Pretty AND functional - love!

London Loafers said...

THis is simply amazing! I can't believe how simple yet beautiful it is! Great job :)

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orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Trishie;
Oh, What a lovely gift it will make; I wish I had a talent with handcraft. Haha, I'm not good at thing with hands but I DO admire who is☆☆☆
I wish I could had your herb wreath :-)


Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Imogen said...

This is one of my favourites of yours. So cute and practical too.

Beauty Box said...

Just love how you make such beautiful things out of necessity ;) I'm envious of your overgrown pots of herbs. Somehow the hubs and I never could keep our herbs going for long - they always die after a few weeks. The bugs/caterpillars get them before long but the thought of spraying pesticide on them is quite revolting. I mean I don't eat 100% organic but when I see brown powder covering produce that you are going to eat makes me feel grossed out.

trishie said...
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trishie said...

I know what you mean...we're pretty lucky in the sense that we never have to use pesticides as we have a healthy ecosystem that is our backyard with spiders and ladybirds and birds seeking out bugs for food naturally.

Anouka said...

Another lovely diy post of yours! Such a great idea to use the herbs for decoration. Well done.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi! It is good idea. So lovely.I love herb!

akiko

M @ onthesamepage.com said...

lovely! reminds me that I want to make a DIY home scent using lemon and rosemary... I'm sure the wreaths would smell lovely in a bathroom too!

trishie said...

Actually I was never good in art class at all!!!

Catherine said...

That looks absolutely beautiful Trishie and so simple. Thank you for the gorgeous tutorial. I hope you are keeping well and your little one is growing so much and is so cute. Thank you for coming by to say hello:) xx