Easy Herbal Harvest Wreath Tutorial

Recently I hosted a live tutorial on how to make this Harvest Wreath, and many people were interested in creating one themselves.  Looking back on the original post, I see that more details would be helpful, so I made a short video to show you some of the detailed steps. 

Making a Harvest Wreath

 

Making a harvest wreath is easy and satisfying. You can do this all season long but I prefer making them later in the year when my plants need a good haircut and have some pretty, dried seed heads to work with.

Materials

Harvest Wreath Supplies ~ Harvest Wreath ~ gardenmatter.com

Step 1

Gather bunches of plant material around three to four inches in length. Choose those that will dry well. (See suggestions below.)

Harvest Wreath - Plant bunch on angle

Step 2

Think of the base as a clock. Starting at 2 o’clock, attach the paddle of wire to the base. Begin by placing one bunch at an angle on the outer part of the wreath base and attach by wrapping with the wire paddle. Then add a second bunch at the opposite angle, on the inside, right next to the first bunch and secure with the wire.

Harvest Wreath - Paddle Wire

Step 3

Continue with another layer of bunches below the first layer, with the second layer slightly overlapping the first. Continue overlapping layers from the outside inward until the wreath is covered. Be sure to pack the bunches in, because they will shrink as they dry. Cut the wire and secure the end to the base leaving a little extra to make a loop for hanging.

Harvest Herbal Wreath Tutorial  - Wreath on Door

In about a week or so, as the plant material dries, you may have noticeable bare  spots. Consider hot gluing accent pieces such as nuts, cinnamon sticks or everlastings.

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The whole process takes about an hour. It would be a fun project to make with a group sharing each others bounty. For example, I have a ton of mint this year but my friend may not be growing mint and maybe she or he has a ton of lavender that could be shared with me as some of mine did not do well with the harsh winter. Below is a list of plants that I have used I’m sure that there are many more options to try.

Plant Suggestions

  • Beebalm
  • Catmint
  • Lamb’s Ear
  • Lavender
  • Mints
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sages
  • Statice
  • Strawflowers
  • Thyme
  • Yarrow

 

Learn how to create a harvest wreath that you can complete in about an hour. This easy tutorial also gives examples of the many plant materials you can use.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Wow! I LOVE this idea! My herb garden has been neglected and it’s out of control right now : (. But, I’m going to make one of these wreaths with my crazy mint, oregano and other out of control herbs. Thank you for giving those overgrown herbs of mine a purpose!

    • Hi Susan,

      I’m so glad you like it. It’s super easy and you can use all kinds of plant material. Herbs are fun because they dry well and smell good too, but I’ve used all kinds of salvia, like russian sage which you don’t normally think of as an herb. And, you can even add a black-eyed susan here or there. They do okay too and add a little brightness.
      Have a great day.
      Patti

  2. That is beautiful! I stumbled and pinned it!

  3. I love that wreath, it is just gorgeous. Definitely going to try this out!

  4. I love that you didn’t have to buy much. You could even make your own wreath with grapevines or I make mine from wisteria I have cut back. It works well too. I love this, Pinning!

    • Thanks Pamela.
      I wish I had grapevines or wisteria. At one time we lived on a large property that backed up to several acres of woods. I would collect grapevines and lots of wild rosehips etc. Sadly I now live in the suburbs on less than an acre lot. Hmmmm
      I agree they would be perfect for this project. I should have mentioned that in my post.
      Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to use it.
      Have a good one.
      Patti

  5. This is great!!!!!

  6. That turned out wonderful! I have done this in the winter with pine, but not in the summer. Great idea!

  7. So sooooo gorgeous! Oh how I wish a wreath like that would last forever!

  8. Hi Patti ~ What a gorgeous wreath! I love that it is made from natural materials from the garden – so special.

  9. I really love this and the video is awesome! I may have to make one of these for fall. My herbs desperately need trimming and something like this would be wonderful. Thanks for a great tutorial.

    • Thanks Carole,

      Looking back on the original article I could see how it may not be clear on how to make it, though it’s a super easy technique and you could make it with a lot of different plant material. I’m sure you could make an extra large one for your door or wall with all your great plants.
      As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
      Patti

  10. Such a fabulous wreath…I love the natural materials!

    • Hi Janet,

      I love making these with all kinds of materials. By the end of the summer there is usually lots of plant material to work with but I also like making them at the holidays with different greenery.
      Thanks for you kind comment and for stopping by,
      Patti

  11. Wow, that is so pretty. And I was just cutting some dried thyme that smelled to good. Now I know what I can do with some of it. Great video tutorial.

  12. Absolutely delightful idea! Thank you so much. I’m going to be adding a plethora of Lavender to mine and adding it to our staff office ASAP!

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