Add Scandinavian style to your Christmas decor this year with a gold and rosemary wreath. Part of A Very Global Christmas series.
Hi there. If you are here you probably love global design including Scandinavian Christmas decor. Making a Scandi rosemary wreath is quite simple with a variety of methods. Let me show you how to add a touch of elegance with a gold and rosemary Christmas wreath DIY.
DIY Gold and Rosemary Christmas Wreath
Welcome to Day Four of A Very Global Christmas series with my good friend Casa Watkins Living. We are sharing twelve days of globally inspired Christmas DIYs, decorating tips, and entertaining ideas. Today’s theme are global wreaths.
If you are new here, howdy! I’m a recently retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone 19 years. I’ve perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces the last fifteen years but now am tackling home ownership with a new set of challenges! I love infusing colorful global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one story 60’s ranch style home.
How to make a rosemary Christmas wreath.
You’ll need a wall hanging that has straight lines in its design to get a similar look. I found a wrought iron one from Hobby Lobby for 40% off and spray painted it gold. If you’ve been around you may recognize it from a Winter Eclectic Wreath I made in Japan. Just look in your local craft store or home goods store at wall hangings.
An embroidery hoop would work in a pinch for this DIY. You can always lay rosemary stems across it to create a star shape.
We have a huge rosemary bush in our garden that I was planning on using for a Christmas DIY this year. Pick up some faux rosemary if you want your wreath to be evergreen. The last thing you need is florist wire and ribbon to hang the wreath.
- Spray paint your wreath form gold with two light coats of paint. Let dry.
- Decided on what pattern you are making with the rosemary. Cut your rosemary stems to size.
- Precut six inch pieces of florist wire.
- Slide at least two pieces of wire under the wreath form folding each end up. This will make it much easier to secure the rosemary in place. Place the rosemary stem on top and twist the wire around each end. You may need to use additional pieces of wire if you are making a curve shape.
- Continue securing stems to your wreath until you have the pattern you want.
Tie a piece of ribbon to hang. Black satin is my go to! I also love using a clear wreath hanger or command strip hook to keep the look simple.
It smells so good!! I hung the Christmas wreath on our coat closet door in the foyer. Last year I had a trio of Scandinavian inspired wreaths there which worked really well. You can find them on a dining room wall in this year’s Christmas home tour and other holiday decorating tips!
Have you made a fresh herb wreath before? I have oregano, dill, and different varieties of sage in our garden. I foresee lots of fresh wreaths in the future.
Make sure to check out Stephanie’s beautiful global inspired wreath!