Olives — stuffed or wrapped in cheddar — are a foolproof appetizer. They're the perfect nibble for a small party plate, and easy to serve up in a little bowl. As such, they aren't usually granted centerpiece status, but that's about to change. Say hello to the olive wreath!

Amazing how olives go from ho-hum status to something really beautiful just by arranging them in a circle on a bed of rosemary. With a little tomato and mozzarella, this is an appetizer fit for a fancy party (not to mention that bed of rosemary must smell so wonderful).

This idea comes from Julia Usher, a food writer and stylist. See more about it on her blog!

Read more: Dreaming of a Green Christmas from Julia M. Usher

Have you ever done this with olives? I can't wait to try it out myself.