How to Make a Rosemary Wreath with Fresh Sprigs


Make a beautiful and modern rosemary wreath with fresh stems and a gold wreath form in five simples steps.

Not sure what to do with fresh rosemary or looking for a modern way to make a rosemary wreath? Check out how I recycled a wall hanging and turned it into just that!

Hi there. Making a fresh rosemary wreath is simple with a variety of methods online. But if you’re looking for something more than small greenery embellishment, I encourage you to think outside the box with your wreath form and repurpose something to make it extra special.

DIY Fresh Rosemary Wreath

I’m super excited to share with you how I added a touch of elegance with an inexpensive wrought iron wall hanging and fresh rosemary sprigs and transformed it into a beautiful door hanging for Christmas.

How Make Rosemary Wreath for Christmas with black font for pinterest graphic.
DIY Rosemary Wreath
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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 that you can find on A Very Global Christmas page!

Today’s theme is 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 homeownership with a new set of challenges! I love infusing a colorful, global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one-story 60’s ranch-style home.

How to Make a Rosemary 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.

A collage of a wrought iron star shaped wall hanging and gold paint and then the wall hanging spray painted gold on cardboard outside.
Wrought iron wall art painted gold.

An embroidery hoop would work in a pinch for this DIY. You can always lay rosemary stems across it to create a star shape.

A rosemary Christmas wreath close up of gold star wreath form and sprigs of fresh rosemary.
Gold wall hanging, fresh rosemary, and black satin ribbon.

We have a huge rosemary bush in our garden that I was planning on using for a Christmas DIY this year. You can always use faux rosemary if you want your wreath to be evergreen. Spritz it with a scent to make your faux rosemary wreath smell great!

The last thing you need is a florist wire with wire cutters and ribbon to hang the wreath.

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DIY Fresh Rosemary Wreath

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make a fresh rosemary wreath with sprigs and a gold wreath form in five simples steps for a beautiful and modern door hanging.


  • Metal or wood wreath form
  • Gold spray paint
  • Fresh or faux rosemary sprigs
  • Florist wire
  • Black ribbon or color of your choice!


  • Wire cutters


  1. Recycle a wall hanging or use an embroidery hoop for a wreath. Spray paint your wreath form gold.
  2. Cut rosemary sprigs and layout on the wall hanging pattern or create your own with the embroidery hoop by laying pieces completely across and layered. Place them aside
  3. Cut 6" pieces of florist wire until you have at least twice as many as rosemary sprigs.
  4. Secure the rosemary sprigs into place with the florist wire. Place the wire under the wreath form first and bend each end up to keep from sliding around. Carefully lay the sprig on top and twist and hide the wire.
  5. Continue securing the rosemary sprigs until the pattern is complete.
  6. Hang with a beautiful satin ribbon and bow.


Use faux rosemary sprigs for an "evergreen" wreath and spritz with a scent when it is displayed.

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Supplies for a rosemary wreath DIY:

  1. Metal or wood wreath form
  2. Gold spray paint
  3. Fresh or faux rosemary sprigs
  4. Florist wire
  5. Wire cutters
  6. Black ribbon or color of your choice!

Make a rosemary wreath

  • Spray paint your wreath form gold with two light coats of paint and let dry.

Make sure to read the instructions on your spray can and paint in a well-ventilated area. It’s always good to test the spray on cardboard first.

Once you are ready to paint your wreath, hold the can about 18″ away and use a back and forth slow motion to get even coverage. Add a second coat when it is dry to the touch.

  • Decide on what pattern you are making with the rosemary. Cut your rosemary stems to size and lay to the side.

This step should be easy if you are using a shape like a star. Otherwise, arrange sprigs on a hoop in different shapes laying them across until you get a shape you like. Take a picture before you place the sprigs to the side if you like.

  • Precut 6″ pieces of florist wire until you have a little pile to easily access.

This step will make securing the rosemary sprigs in place easier than cutting as you go.

A beautiful gold star shaped wall hanging and a woman's hand wrapping florist wire to secure fresh rosemary to it to make a rosemary wreath.
Wrap wire around the wreath to secure rosemary.
  • Secure the rosemary sprigs into place.

Slide at least two pieces of wire under the wreath form where you want to place your first sprig. Fold each end of the wire 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.

A close up of a gold Christmas rosemary wreath on a marble table DIY step.
Create a pattern with rosemary stems.
  • Continue securing stems to your wreath until you have the pattern you want.
A gold and rosemary wreath laying on a table with supplies for the DIY.
Gold and rosemary wreath.
  • Tie a piece of ribbon to hang your rosemary.

Black satin is my go-to! I also love using a clear wreath hanger or command strip hook to keep the look simple.

A beautiful gold star shaped wreath with fresh rosemary sprigs hung by black satin ribbon on a white door.
Gold and rosemary wreath with black satin ribbon.

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!

A pretty entry decorated for Christmas with a DIY rosemary wreath on a gold star hanging on the closet door and the black front door is open with a large green Christmas wreath.  A plant and colorful rug are in the bright entry.
Christmas foyer with DIY rosemary wreath.
A beautiful global foyer decorated for Christmas with a DIY rosemary wreath hanging on the closet door and brass bells on the door knob.  A black asian cabinet with lotus gold art and other global decor complete the vignette.
Global foyer decor.

Rosemary Wreath Q&A

  • How long does a fresh rosemary wreath last? Rosemary sprigs will last around 10-14 days after cut.
  • How do you preserve a rosemary wreath? Hang in a ventilated dark place for 10 days. Dry rosemary stems upside down.
  • How to prepare rosemary sprigs? First, cut and soak fresh rosemary sprigs from the garden for 20 -30 minutes to clean them. Let them dry on apaper towls or dish towel for a couple of hours. After they are dry they are ready to bunch together and hang to dry or to use in a wreath.  

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!

A global inspired wreath from Casa Watkins Living hanging on a white glass door cabinet.
Global-Inspired Wreath from Casa Watkins Living

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