Wreaths are a beautiful addition to the home in any season. During the cold holiday season they add a special beauty and organic freshness. Most people don’t realize that making a DIY wreath is incredibly easy, and making one with materials found from your own garden is inexpensive and meaningful. Think you don’t have what you need? Think again! Thin branches from almost any tree, herb, shrub, or flowering plant in your yard can be used to make stunning decor.
For this wreath, we used edible and aromatic plants, all found in a Yardzen garden. You can use any plant you find in your yard: branches and twigs from almost any tree, herb, shrub, or flowering plant. Think about what plants will look best when dried.
Paired with pea gravel, this selection of plants creates a beautiful Mediterranean-style yard. All of these plants—lavender, rosemary, bay laurel, olive, and white sage—are easy to grow, easy to maintain, and thrive in both California and Texas.
What You’ll Need
Wreath Frame (12” frame used here)
Step 1: Attach the paddle wire to the wreath frame.
Step 2: Create 6”-8” bunches of branches. Pictured here: rosemary and bay laurel. We used rosemary as the base foliage throughout the wreath because it’s what we had the most of. It also add such an incredible, fresh smell. You can alternate the base foliage with each bunch or use the same plant for some continuity.
Step 3: Wrap the base of the branches with paddle wire to attach to the wreath frame. Make sure it’s secure—wrap 4-6 times. Fan out the branches to create a lush look.
Repeat Step 3 around the whole frame. (Don’t cut the wire!) Keep the size of the branch bundles consistent, but play with textures and colors.
Voilá! A beautiful wreath from your yard, all for under $10.