- Straw wreath base
- Dried herbs
- Dried fruits, whole spices (optional)
- U-shape floral pins, green floral wire
- Glue gun, glue sticks
1. Create this wreath by using U-shape floral pins or hot glue to secure dried fruit, whole spices, and bay leaves to a straw wreath base.
2. Add small bundles of herbs by wrapping them with wire, leaving a 2-inch tail of wire to slip into the wreath.
Hang bunches of herbs to dry for use later in a variety of projects, such as wreaths or culinary blends. To preserve their fragrance and color, hang bunches upside down in a warm, dry, and airy place away from light and heat. Use bunches of marjoram, tansy, artemisia, sage, and lavender, along with roses and statice, as rustic decor.
Use a variety of colorful dried herbs and flowers to create a welcoming wreath. Here, chive blossoms, sage, artemisia, yarrow, and spikes of lavender encircle a wreath. Indoors, hang wreaths away from light and heat to preserve their colors. Avoid hanging a delicate wreath where it might be bumped, banged, and damaged.