I'm a bit obsessed with holiday wreaths at the moment, particularly because there are so many beautiful ways to make one. Have you ever tried it? My favorite designs are those that weave in herbs and seasonal fruit. Practical and pretty? Sign me up! Here are five of my favorites.
- Clementines, eucalyptus, and baby squash, via Style Me Pretty: We adore how Molly of En Fleur Event Design uses clementines and baby squash in her holiday wreath. It feels perfectly festive, without a winter berry in sight!
- Rosemary, lavender, thyme, and bay leaves, via eHow: This classic herb wreath combination is made of herbs that dry nicely and smell great.
- Sage, via Handmade in the Heartland: The simplest way to a holiday wreath is to pick just one herb — in this case, sage! Once dry you can pull off a leaf as needed to cook with.
- Kumquats and bay leaves, via Oh Happy Day: We love the free-form wildness of this wreath!
- Boxwood and embroidery hoops, via Under the Sycamore: This wreath may not be made with any herbs or fruit, but the idea itself — to make a wreath (or four!) for your kitchen window using an embroidery hoop — is genius. Feel free to add a few herb sprigs to the mix!
Do you make your own holiday wreaths? Have a favorite herb, flower, or fruit combination?