If you’re keen to incorporate your setting decorations and bonbonniere gifts together, these fragrant handmade mini herb wreaths tick all the boxes. Simple enough to weave together just before the big event and adding rustic garden appeal to your table, scented foliage twisted into a sweet knot is the perfect way to show your beloved guests just how special they are!
Drying beautifully over the next few weeks, these mini wreaths are the gift that keeps on giving. Stock up on scented foliage and enjoy the fragrance as you make up bundles of these herb beauties with which to festoon your tables. It’s really very addictive.
What You Will Need:
- Fine twine
- Ribbon of your choice (optional, I used emerald green satin ribbon)
- Fresh cut herbs and scented foliage. I have used lavender, sage, purple basil and rosemary. For each wreath I used 1 stem of rosemary approx. 20cm long, 1 sprig of sage, 2 stems of lavender approx. 15cm long and 1-2 basil flowers.
Step 1. Clean up your stems! If you’re interested in flowers at all, you’ll know the first step is to condition the blooms. You don’t need to strip anything off the lower stem for the wreaths, but do remove any yellowing or ratty foliage, and cut large stems into manageable pieces.
Step 2. If using a softer leaf like basil, it can be best to remove the foliage to avoid it withering too early (added bonus – pesto!). If you’re keen to use a herb or scented foliage and you’re not sure how long it will last, simply take a cutting, leave it out of water and take note of how long it lasts.
Step 3. Starting with your sturdiest stem, in this case the rosemary, make a simple loop, and bind neatly with twine. If making these in bulk, do each step in stages. For example, do all of the rosemary loops to begin. Continue by adding in the next variety of foliage, choosing the next sturdiest stem, in this case, lavender.
Step 4. Finish the wreath with the most fragile and fine herbs, like these sage leaves and purple basil flowers. You do not have to keep using twine, simply twist the foliage around until it is secure.
Step 5. Once you are happy with the final product, you can choose to tie a piece of ribbon on. This is a beautiful way to tie in your wedding colours, and also a practical way for guests to hang their wreaths to dry out once they get them home.
These sweetly scented herb wreaths can be styled on top of glassware, with a name tag tied to them or simply placed on each plate setting. A useful way to incorporate even more flowers into your day in a low-waste, garden-themed manner!
Ms Zebra Says: Not only do these look so gorgeous, they would smell incredible. Such a nice thought to include on a name tag or place setting!
About Ms Honeycomb: Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).
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