DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths

DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths tutorial || @thismessisours

I love incorporating fresh flowers into the table design when we entertain, but sometimes there just isn’t room for a vase or a big bouquet on the table. We recently ran into this situation when we were planning for our Italian Polenta Party with Aida of Salt & Wind and Kate of ¡Hola! Jalapeño. I felt like the table was screaming for flowers, but I honestly had no idea where they would fit! 

After a bit of brainstorming and a floral filled phone conversation with my favorite plant lady, Mer Ambruso, we came up with a plan for mini wreaths for each place setting filled with edibles like rosemary and thyme along with olive leaf and strawflower. The results are these whispy, delicate little wreaths that come together in only 3 steps and trust me, they were a total hit at the party! 

DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths || Simple and elegant wreaths perfect for any party. || @thismessisours

Here’s what you will need to make your own DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths
hemp or vine covered wire
thin metal wire
olive branches

DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths || Step 1 create the framework of the wreath. || @thismessisours

Step 1 : Create the framework for the wreath

Cut the hemp wore to the desired size for your wreath and twist the two ends together to create the framework of the wreath. 

DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths || Step 2 create small bundles of herbs and strawflower. || @thismessisours

Step 2: Create small bundles of herbs.

Gather small bundles of herbs and secure them together by wrapping a 4-inch length of metal wire around the bundles. You should have a few inches of wire on each side left.

DIY Mini Floral and Herb Wreaths || Step 3. Add the bundles and florals to the wreath. || @thismessisours

Step 3: Attach the bundles and strawflower to the wreath.

Working with one bundle at a time use the loose ends of the wire to attach the bundles to the wreath frame, layering them and adding flowers to make the wreaths as full or as whispy as desired.  


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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.