5 Minute DIY wreath making hack using a $1 food container to make rosemary, flower, or Christmas wreaths! Easy nature crafts, farmhouse home decor & handmade gifts!
Wreath making is so much fun. It’s a great way to celebrate the beauty and abundance of nature all around us. Since it’s harvest season, we will be using rosemary today to make our herb wreaths for great smelling gifts and decor!
In this hack, I am excited to share with you a new way to make wreaths super fast using something you already have in the kitchen! You really don’t have to get wreath forms and wires and all kinds of supplies to make wreaths! It be super easy and at almost no cost!
This technique works really well on any wreaths made with flexible branches such as lavender, eucalyptus, and pine, cedar, boxwood, etc for Christmas wreaths.
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Some additional fun DIY wreath making hacks and tutorials here to check out: how to make a wreath using a Dollar Store laundry basket, and how to make a wreath using a dry cleaning hanger.
Materials and tools:
- a large round container like this. The size of the container will determine the size of the wreath. Ours is about 8″ diameter.
- scissors, hemp twine or other durable strings such as clear fishing line or jute twine.
Make it portable
Step 1: gather some branches for DIY wreath making
The leaves and branches should be clean and free of bugs. I used long and flexible rosemary branches because we have a lot of them growing.
Herb wreaths make such great gifts and decor. You can also use any mix of herbs and flowers to make harvest wreaths, or use conifers, colorful berries and evergreens to make Christmas wreaths!
Step 2: layer branches in container
Take a branch and put it inside the container. A flexible branch will naturally form to the curve of the round container. No work required from us! 🙂
Add more layers of branches. Alternate the thicker part with the thinner part of different branches, and keep the overall thickness even as you go around adding more branches.
For a rosemary wreath with nice thickness, use 5 to 10 rounds of branches. The bigger the wreaths, the more layers of branches you will need.
Step 3: tie branches together to make a wreath
Cut a piece of twine, pick any spot on the wreath circle, and tie it around all the branches. Make the knots tight as the wreath will shrink a little bit when the fresh cut branches and leaves start to dry.
Make a total of about 8 knots evenly spaced all the way around. This will hold the wreath together nicely.
The rosemary wreaths smell so good! They will dry and turn into an olive green color in a week or two. If you have any tricks on how to keep rosemary green as they dry, please do share! 🙂