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This herb wreath is a great way to use and dry the last of your herb crop. More than just a piece of décor, you can plug springs from throughout the season to flavor foods.
To make a wreath, you’ll need:
- freshly harvested herbs (resinous herbs, like rosemary or thyme, work particularly well)
- a wreath frame
- twine or string
- holiday Ribbon (optional)
Gather your herbs and make six to 10 bundles: Tie the bases together by wrapping them with string or twine. Depending on the size of your wreath frame and the length of your cut herbs, you might need more bundles.
Place your first bundle on top of your wreath form and tie it to the form with a piece of string or twine.
Lay a second bundle on just below the first so the tops of the sprigs hide the binding on the first bundle.
Repeat the process until the entire frame is filled. On the last bundle pull back the top of the starting bundle, and tie the base of your last bundle underneath.
It’s good to fluff and trim the wreath at this stage. Once the shape is right, tie a bit of twine to the top for hanging and add a bow for some extra color.
Tips for Use:
- This wreath goes really well in a kitchen, where bits of the herbs can be plucked from it and used for cooking.
- Use more than one type of herb when making the wreath, creating blocks of different herbs as you tie them in.