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Jun 3, 2016

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

By: Amanda Etty
DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

This pretty verdant wreath is easy to make and enjoy all summer long. Author: Janis Nicolay

DIY Projects
Jun 3, 2016

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

By: Amanda Etty

Learn how to make your own fragrant herb wreath.

 

The Vancouver-based team at Celsia Floral shows you how to create a summery wreath using favourite herbs.

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DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Materials

You will need: Natural moss, wreath frame, potting mix, water-storing crystals, floral wire, small knife, assorted herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, lemon balm or oregano), tray and watering can.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 1

Moisten the moss in a tub of water and then spread it out on a flat work surface.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 2

Place the wire wreath frame in the centre of the moss.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 3

Amend the potting mix with a scoop of the water-storing crystals.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 4

Scoop the amended potting mix into the wreath frame until the entire form is filled. Use your hands to firm down the soil.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 5

Secure one end of the floral wire to the wreath frame.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 6

Use your hands to make a hole in the centre of the wreath and place the spool of floral wire in the centre (leave it there for now).

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 7

Wrap the moss around the wreath frame – working from the edges toward the centre – until the entire frame is covered.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 8

Wind the floral wire around the moss-covered wreath frame to secure the moss in place.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 9

Use the small knife to divide the herb plants into smaller sections.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 10

Grasp the base of one of the divisions and insert it into the wreath form, tucking in the roots.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 11

Continue to plant the remainder of the herbs into the wreath form, staggering the spacing so the herbs will fill in evenly.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

DIY project: Decorative living herb wreath

Step 12

Place the completed wreath in the tray and water with a watering can, allowing the wreath to become fully saturated. The wreath should remain flat for two weeks before hanging.

By: Amanda Etty Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

 

 

 

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