Inside: The ultimate guide to making a rosemary wreath you’ll enjoy all season long.
Lately, I have been sort of obsessing over rosemary. Granted, the bush outside my house is nearly 5 feet tall, and I find myself with more rosemary than I know what to do with…but that isn’t why.
I love rosemary because of its versatility.
It smells amazing; you can cook with it, make beauty products with it…you can even decorate with it! How could you not love it?
So today, I decided to combine two of my great loves: Rosemary and wreaths! I hope you can feel my enthusiasm through my screen. I am going to walk you through some of the most asked questions regarding decor pieces, and how to make one as well!
Table of Contents
Rustic Rosemary Wreath Ideas
Believe it or not, the crafting process starts well before you even TOUCH a wreath. It begins with gathering creative inspiration! I haven’t been this excited since my ornament wreath diy.
1. Classic Simple Circular Wreath
2. Spiral Fresh Rosemary
3. Green and Purple Herbal Wreath
4. Multi Herb Wreath Idea
5. Wreath on Blue Barn Door
6. Lavender Wreath with Rosemary Center
7. Rosemary Table Decor
8. Green Fluffy Wreath
9. Dried Orange Themed Wreath
10. Wreath with Striped Bow
11. Rosemary Christmas Decor
12. Rosemary and Lambs Ear Decor
13. Pine and Rosemary Decor
14. Rosemary with Burlap Bow
15. Rosemary with Brown Bow
16. All Natural Wreath Idea
17. Rosemary with Little Berries
18. Beautiful All Natural Wreath
19. Green, Purple and Pink Wreath
20. Rosemary with Orange Flowers
21. Mini Rosemary Placeholder Wreaths
Rosemary Wreath DIY
Now it’s time for some FUN! But first, let me go over some important information that is often asked about rosemary wreaths.
How long will a rosemary wreath last?
In my experience, the lifespan of a rosemary wreath can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, the environment in which it is displayed, and how well it is cared for. On average, a rosemary wreath can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
Here are some of my top tips to help prolong the lifespan of your rosemary wreath:
1. Choose Fresh Rosemary
If you’re making the wreath yourself or purchasing one, start with fresh rosemary sprigs. The fresher the rosemary, the longer it will last.
2. Mist and Hydration
Rosemary wreaths benefit from occasional misting with water to help keep the foliage hydrated. You can also lightly mist the wreath daily to mimic the natural humidity of the plant’s environment. I feel so fancy while I do it, so it’s a win win!
3. Avoid Direct Sunlight
Rosemary wreaths should be displayed in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight rather than direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to dry out and become brittle.
What does a rosemary wreath symbolize?
I love learning about the symbolisms behind the decor I use because it brings more inspiration into my day to day. A rosemary wreath can symbolize various meanings depending on cultural, historical, and personal contexts. Here are some of my favorites!
1. Remembrance and Memory
In many cultures, rosemary has been associated with remembrance and memory. It has been used as a symbol to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. The aromatic scent of rosemary is believed to help stimulate and enhance memory.
2. Friendship and Loyalty
Rosemary is sometimes seen as a symbol of friendship and loyalty. In ancient times, it was customary for friends to exchange sprigs of rosemary as a sign of friendship and fidelity.
3. Protection and Warding Off Evil
Rosemary has been used historically as a protective herb. It was often used to create wreaths or bundles that were hung in homes to ward off negative energy, evil spirits, and illness.
4. Love and Fidelity
In some cultures, rosemary has been associated with love and fidelity. It was used in wedding ceremonies as a symbol of fidelity and lasting commitment between partners.
5. Renewal and Purification
The aromatic properties of rosemary have led to its use in rituals and ceremonies associated with renewal and purification. The scent was believed to cleanse and purify the air.
Can you use fresh rosemary?
Yes, you can certainly use fresh rosemary to create a rosemary wreath! In fact, using fresh rosemary can enhance the appearance and aroma of the wreath. Fresh rosemary sprigs are flexible and easier to work with when crafting wreaths compared to dried rosemary, which can be brittle. So I think it’s a no brainer!
How To Make A Fresh Rosemary Wreath
Okay, let’s get started. Here are some materials you’ll need:
- Fresh rosemary sprigs (harvested from a healthy rosemary plant)
- Wire wreath frame or floral wire
- Scissors or pruning shears
- Ribbon or twine (optional, for hanging)
Step One: Harvest Rosemary
Carefully cut fresh rosemary sprigs from your rosemary plant. Select sprigs that are relatively uniform in length and healthy in appearance. If you don’t have fresh rosemary growing, find someone who does! Before I had my plant, I borrowed from my neighbor.
Step Two: Prepare the Frame
If using a wire wreath frame, start by attaching the end of a rosemary sprig to the frame using floral wire. You can also use floral wire to create a small bundle of rosemary sprigs and secure it to the frame. This will serve as the starting point for your wreath.
Step Three: Attach Sprigs
Take a fresh rosemary sprig and position it along the frame, covering the wire bundle. Secure the sprig in place by wrapping floral wire around it and the frame. Continue adding sprigs one by one, overlapping them slightly and securing them with floral wire.
Step Four: Build Layers
As you work your way around the frame, continue attaching rosemary sprigs in a consistent direction, overlapping the previous sprigs to create layers. This will help achieve a full and lush appearance for your wreath. This is when I can see my craft coming together, and I love it!
Step Five: Fill the Frame
Keep adding rosemary sprigs until you’ve covered the entire frame and achieved the desired fullness. You can vary the angle and direction of the sprigs to create a natural and textured look.
If you get tired at this point, just be grateful that you aren’t making a pom pom wreath diy. Those are BEAUTIFUL but time consuming.
Step Six: Secure and Finish
Once the frame is fully covered, secure the last rosemary sprig in place and trim any excess. Make sure all the sprigs are securely attached to the frame.
Step Seven: Optional Ribbon
If you’d like to hang your wreath, you can attach a ribbon or twine to the top of the wreath frame. Make a loop and secure it with floral wire. If you don’t add a ribbon…what are you doing? It makes it so much better!
Step Eight: Display and Enjoy
Your fresh rosemary wreath is now ready to be displayed! WOOHOO! Hang it indoors or in a sheltered outdoor area away from direct sunlight. Remember to mist the wreath with water to keep the rosemary hydrated and maintain its fragrance!
There you have it, the ultimate guide to making a rustic rosemary wreath.
I hope that you are in love with your end result because I sure am. I am going to be hanging my proudly on the front door.
If you loved this tutorial, then you HAVE to check out these Lavender Wreath ideas. They are my second favorite herb!