I am sure you all enjoyed getting to hear from Rachel earlier this week! She is a doll. But now it’s back to regular old me.
Sorry, not so sorry.
I shared on Tuesday over at Gingerly Made how I made a faux ironstone plate–I hope you visited her blog, she’s very talented and completely adorable. But I thought I would share with you how I made the little rosemary wreath that was hanging on it.
We have a rosemary
bush tree in our back yard that has taken over. It has grown from a small potted plant to a tree that fills an entire corner of our yard. Some days I want to light it on fire. Some days it comes in handy.
Today was a handy day.
I gathered a few of the more pliable twigs, some floral wire, twine and wire cutters. My hands were smelling delicious and I felt a little like Martha Stewart (in her pre-incarceration days).
I made a perfect circle, but messed it up so that you wouldn’t feel inadequate 😉
then pre-cut several pieces of twine so that they were handy to grab.
Then it’s just a matter of tying on the rosemary in several places to make it conform.
Make sure the knots and the wire are on the ‘back’ side of the rosemary.
Trim the excess twine and hang. These little wreaths not only bring in a little green splash, but also make your house smell like a gourmet cook lives there.
I found these antique wire baskets this weekend at Renninger’s flea market (oh my gracious it was fun!) These came from a booth called Olde Tyme Marketplace. They were so friendly and they have such cool stuff! You’ll get to see a few more items in the months to come.
Now that you know how to make them you’re welcome to come by and take a small tree off my hands (please, oh please!).