DIY Holiday place cards // Rosemary mini wreaths
My dad and brother have been growing their green thumbs with a family garden where we have a ton of vegetables - eggplants, bell peppers, peas, lettuce, chili peppers, 2 types of tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, green onions, rosemary, and more that is yet to bud. I guess that's the good thing about Hawaii - you can pretty much grow these veggies year 'round!
Now, let me tell you about our rosemary. It is huge. I mean, huge. That thing grows out of control. Well, my mom heard that rosemary gets rid of bugs + insects like cockroaches, so she literally has sachets and cups of rosemary around the entire house (and I think it works!). I mean, why not make use of the thing? It smells amazing! Open up any drawer or cabinet and you'll find sprigs of rosemary there. Plus, she makes it into mini bouquets that smell divine. Anyway, how could I not be inspired by this herb when I was literally surrounded by it? It's the holiday season and of course, we all love fir trees and wreaths! But I thought that rosemary would make for a great wreath place card idea! A perfect smell to accompany your meal. And when you're done with it, it makes a great decoration piece to put on your fridge (it dries wonderfully!) . . .
// Pen + ink (I used calligraphy, but you don't have to) // Black card stock (or color of your choice) and translucent visual bond paper // Raffia (or twine) // Rosemary branches (or sub fir branches from your Christmas tree) // Scissors // Nylon thread // Gold wrapped wire braid (or any sort of wire) // Mini hole puncher
Create the mini wreath circle base with the gold wrapped wire. Using the nylon thread, attach the rosemary branches to the gold wrapped wire, overlapping where necessary. Have fun with it and be creative - I created full wreaths and half wreaths! . . .
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All photographs by me
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