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Friday, February 08, 2013

Bay Leaf Wreath

Its snowing....did you hear the distinctive whine in my voice?  Since getting out the past few days hasn't been that appealing I've been working on some small projects and this bay leaf wreath is one of them.

I made a trip to Penzy last week, love that store and as I slogged around in my big snow boots I picked up a bag of bay leaves to give a wreath a whirl.  I think the cost of the bag of leaves was around two dollars and with another Dollar Store grapevine wreath as a base I've got three dollars total in this project.

I won't bother with a tutorial, I mean really...just fire up the glue gun (or in my case the glue pot) and start at the back with some larger leaves and work around the grapevine and then move in with another layer. Continue tucking in leaves here and there until your pleased with the look. Here is the boxwood wreath I did before the holidays

The wreath is sitting in my kitchen and for a couple of days its smelled wonderful, now the fragrance is mostly gone but it still looks pretty against the white snow outside.  Only down side to this particular project is its very fragile.

Happy Weekend Everyone



Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I love it and now want to make something alive and with the fragrance like that.

I don't know where I would find a bag of bay leaves for sale around here. Ugh.

Merlesworld said...

I need a small one for my food cupboard, I just cleaned it out and found pantry moth, bay leaves are good to keep them away.

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
Lovely the fragrance of bay leaves and the hue is gorgeous!!!
Don't think I've ever tried to make a live wreath from scratch!!! Perhaps when the herbs are in full harvest on the Prairie, I'll give a small one a try. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

Infuse With Liz said...

Neat wreath! Did you start with any kind of form on the back? I love a project that has a small investment and ends up looking so marvelous!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char I would never have thought to do this. Your mind is always working overtime in a good way!

So cute!


Gonna feature this neat wreath at the next Cowgirl Up party! Now following you too- Have a wonderful Sunday!

Stacey said...

That's such a good idea! It looks classic. I've never seen a bag of bay leaves at the store. Is Penzy a craft store?

Debra @ Homespun said...

What a wonderful idea ! It's so pretty !

Dawn said...

Perfect budget wreath. I love how it turned out:) What kind of a stand do you have it displayed on?
Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Loretta Castorini said...

Such a simple yet lovely wreath! I'm going to make one! Thanks for the idea!