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DIY herb wreath

Make your home smell like fresh herbs with this truly seasonal holiday decoration.

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Steps three and four of the festive wreath making project are to tie the herbs into bunches and tie them onto the cardboard base.

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Hey, you with the green thumb! Here’s an easy DIY project to celebrate the festive season and Mother Nature.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

HERBS:
3-4 bunches rosemary
3 bunches sage
2 bunches thyme
1 bunch lavender

TOOLS:
Cardboard
Marker pen
Scissors
String
Craft knife

LET’S GET MAKING

1. First, decide how big you want the wreath to be and draw a circle of that size on the cardboard. Draw another circle about 3cm inside the first.
2. Use a craft knife to cut around both circles so you end up with a ring of cardboard.
3. Divide the herbs into smaller bunches, making sure the loose end of each bunch is wider than the cardboard ring. Tie string around the stems of each bunch, leaving two string ends that are long enough to tie the bunch onto the wreath.
4. Position a bunch of herbs on the wreath base and tie the string at the back. Tie on another bunch, slightly overlapping the first bunch and hiding the string. Continue all the way around the wreath base, alternating between herb types.
5. Trim any unwanted string.

TIPS & TRICKS

• You can use any herbs, but those with woody stems won't wilt so easily.

• Make sure the wreath base isn't too thick or you’ll need a lot of herbs to cover it.

• Don’t be a perfectionist - the herbs will look good if a little messy with sprigs sticking out.