This year I got asked to participate in a fun holiday wreath challenge over on my friend Martha Lynn Kale’s blog. She is adorable and creative and just the nicest person ever so of course I said yes! I had all these crazy wonderful ideas about what kind of foodie wreath I was going to create. I had visions of sugar plum pearies… sugar covered pears… get it? Too much? In head it was a glorious idea! But as I thought it through I saw sugar and glue and heck of hot mess with fruit going bad. Yeah, you know what I am talking about. So then full panic mode started to set in because I knew everyone else in the challenge was so inspiring and adorable, how could I ever think of an idea that would look ok standing to theirs. I was walking my dog last week racking my brain and then the idea came to me, just use what is one hand. I do this all the time in the kitchen, so it was a natural fit. I grabbed some scissors and a paper bag and headed out to the park where tons of rosemary grows wild. I picked some and then clipped a few berries from a bush in my yard.
The processes for making the wreath was super simple, because I wanted to make something you could all do too! I took an old wire hanger from the cleaners and untwisted it and reshaped it into a circle. Doesn’t need to be perfect! Then I gently twisted the rosemary around the wire. It was so easy! The rosemary easily bends and sticks in place, amazing! The I stuck a few berries in for some color and voila! That was it!
If you love this idea head on over to Martha Lynn’s blog and some me some love in the comments! There are some other great wreath ideas there too! Plus I’d love to show them that a little blog can go big!
[…] “I write a food blog and work with restaurants, so naturally my wreath had to be something edible! My inspiration for this idea came while I was walking my dog. There is tons of rosemary that grows wild in my neighborhood. Plus, it is one of my favorite herbs to cook with. Before I knew it I was foraging rosemary and few berries (not edible!) from a shrub in my yard! I love using whatever I have on hand in the kitchen, so this fit nicely with my usual style which is making the best of whatever happens to be around you.” For the DIY on Natalie’s wreath check out her blog here! […]