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Fresh Herb Wreath

Create a fresh herb wreath using herbs from your garden!  This is such a pretty and practical way to dry your herbs.

I love herbs.  I think they’re delicious to cook with, but if you look at them as more than just a garnish or a flavour enhancer in your kitchen, you will see that herbs are actually gorgeous plants to look at.  They all have such unique and beautiful foliage, some have tiny delicate little flowers, basically the makings of a pretty bouquet…and not just a bouquet garni either.

I decided that my herbs were pretty enough to appear on a wreath so I made one with the herbs I had in my little garden.  I think this earthy, rustic herb wreath kids of suits me…I’m a little crunchy, I love gardening and I love cooking.

Now you may think, “oh this looks great now, but how did it look the next day?”.  And that’s a fair question, but I thought this through my friends…I had an end game in mind.  The next day the wreath was still green, and the herbs were starting to dry out, but that is exactly what I was hoping for.  I’m actually going to use these herbs in my cooking when they’re all dried out, then I’ll replace them with fresh ones.  Crazy?  Maybe.  But, isn’t this a pretty way to dry herbs?

Fresh Herb Grapevine Wreath {A Pretty Life}

This wreath is so very simple to make.  In fact one would say it’s almost too simple, but I’m a firm believer in simple is best if you can swing it. I really LOVE how it turned out.

How To Make a Fresh Herb Wreath:

  • You need 1 grapevine wreath.
  • Fresh herbs.
  • Some ribbon.
  • All I did was tuck in various fresh herbs into the grapevine wreath base.  I used rosemary, parsley, oregano and thyme.
  • That’s it.
Fresh Herb Grapevine Wreath 4{A Pretty Life}

I love how it looks hanging from my old window.

Pretty pretty pretty!

Fresh Herb Grapevine Wreath {A Pretty Life}

And it smells nice too!

Fresh Herb Grapevine Wreath 5{A Pretty Life}

You don’t need to buy new things every time you want to redecorate, or create something for your home.  Have a look around your home and in your garden for inspiration.  Use snippets of your favourite herbs, plants and flowers from your garden in your decor.  It feels good to make something pretty that doesn’t cost a lot!

Simple. Fresh. Lovely.

Have an inspiring day!

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    June 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Wow, the wreath looks so beautiful with the fresh green herbs! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    I love your new header, too!

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    Full Circle Creations
    June 15, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Looks great and I bet it smells wonderful!


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    Craftberry Bush
    June 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    i love it jo..:) and the idea of using the dried herbs is brilliant…xo

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    June 15, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I love it! Looks fantastic. And must smell awesome too!

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    AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three
    June 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    I just found your link over at Home Stories and you mantel is just gorgeous! I absolutely love that wreath!

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    xoxo erin estella
    June 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    CUTE! Your blog is so creative and fun!
    -Erin @

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    melissa @
    June 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Love your mantle! The herb wreath is precious and looks great hanging from that old window!

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    Funky Junk Interiors
    June 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Not only is this wreath gorgeous, this idea is so clever! I’d bet it will look equally gorgeous dried. Love this idea!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 139. 🙂


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    carolyn marshall
    June 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Visiting from FJI Facebook … I love your wreath. Now that is one very clever idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    {my simple messterpiece}

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    Ali Richardson
    June 18, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    So so fresh and pretty!

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    June 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    What a wonderful idea, Jo-Anna! I bet it smells delicious. 🙂

    Erin @ Carolina Country Living
    (visiting from The Lettered Cottage)

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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    June 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Such a great idea for a wreath! Your mantel came out so great. 🙂

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    June 18, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    I love the color combinations here! I have been spotting green in accessories while shopping lately. It has certainly caught my attention! Your mantle is lovely. I especially love the texture combinations. I found you over on Instagram!I am dsolzer over there. Cheers and Happy Monday!

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    Linda @ it all started with paint
    June 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Your mantel is so very inspiring … and I love the fresh herb wreath idea. In fact, I love it so much that I’m pinning it too!



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    June 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Hi – I’m visiting from Layla’s summer mantel link party!

    Your mantel is lovely, and your wreath is gorgeous – I bet it smells just beautiful!

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    June 19, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Beautiful! I’m visiting from Lettered Cottage link party.

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    Kim @ Vintage Pretties
    June 19, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    I just popped on over from Layla’s party & I love your wreath! I have a rosemary bush that is out of control & I think that you have given me a cute solution to my problem 🙂

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    Angela @ Cottage Magpie
    June 20, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    Oooh, I just love the wreath on the chippy window! Chippy windows are one of my favorites, and wreaths are a close second. I bet it smells fantastic, too! 🙂


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    June 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    What a lovely summer mantel!

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    Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE
    June 21, 2012 at 12:48 AM


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    June 21, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Looks so pretty! It seems very soothing to me…but maybe I’m a sucker for a pretty mantel with fresh things.

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    Kathryn Ferguson Griffin
    June 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Oh, that is so pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 36th Avenue. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday link party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    Finding Home
    July 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I love the balance and I bet it smells great too! Congrats on being featured over at Home Stories A to Z!

    Take care, Laura

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    Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest
    July 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    This looks so beautiful! What a great idea to use the herbs!

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    July 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Love it! Your mantel looks wonderful!

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