Wreath usually reminds us of a festival season and brings to life the mood and spirit of a much-awaited holiday. It need not be Christmas always to exhibit a wreath. Apart from the doors, a wreath can be very well placed as a great centerpiece for the table. Add to this a scented candle and table would surely end up looking strikingly attractive. While most of the people prefer to get the wreath from the market, you can be a bit different by making a homemade wreath. It is not a common practice to take herbs from your garden to make a stupendous arrangement, as people generally associate herbs with health and nothing more. So, how about stunning your friends and relatives, with beautiful decoration made from the herbs, collected from your garden? For those of you who are actually planning to exhibit your talent as well your love for nature, an herbal wreath would be the perfect answer to your search. An herbal wreath would not only look beautiful, but also clean the air it comes in contact with. If you are all set to make an herbal wreath of your own, this article can provide you some help.
Homemade Herbal Wreath
Herbal Wreath With Sphagnum Moss
- Wire Wreath Frame
- Garden Shears
- Live Herb Plants
- Sphagnum Moss
- Paddle Wire
- Soak sphagnum moss in a bucket of water, until it is totally moist.
- Wrap and tie the ends of grapevines together in the shape and size of a wreath.
- You can use a paddle wire to keep the size and shape of the wreath in place.
- Make a small hook, to form a hanger. This would complete the wreath frame.
- Now, cover the wreath frame with sphagnum moss in a way that the sides overlap by two inches on both sides of the frame and the russet side of the moss faces up.
- Herbs like thyme, oregano, parsley, or tarragon will last long.
- Take the herbs and flatten the root balls by pressing them gently between your palms.
- Taking one by one, keep the herb flat on to the wire. Wrap the moss that overlaps the frame over the new sheet, so as to cover the entire root ball.
- Wrap it using a paddle wire carefully in such a way that it covers the root ball and not the crown.
- As the moss covers the root ball of the first herb, add the next. Let this go on until the entire wreath is covered.
- Cut the wire and tie it to the back.
- You can soak the finished wreath in a bucket of water, before hanging it for a fresh look.
Bunched Herbal Wreath
- Fresh Herbs
- Wreath Frame
- Satin or Floral Wire
- Embellishments, like holly, pinecones, etc.
- Clip small bouquets of fresh herbs from your garden. Choose three herbs and make a bundle of each.
- Tie each bundle in the end, using a satin ribbon or a floral wire.
- You can secure each bundle on to the wreath prepared. You can add few other embellishments or ornaments like pinecones or holly onto the wreath.