Rosemary Valentines Wreath

I am CRAZY excited to have one of my blogging besties Erica here sharing today! I just know y’all are going to fall in love with her super fun personality and creative, crafty style! Be sure to pop on over to her beautiful blog when you’re done reading here to check out her latest projects – hint: she just completed a closet makeover that is sure to knock your socks off!!!


Hello friends and readers of Making it in the Mountains! My name is Erica and I blog over at Dwell Beautiful 🙂 Kristi is one of my best bloggy friends and it’s an honor to be guest posting for her today!

Valentines Day is just around the corner and blogland is already exploding with Valentines crafts, decor and more. I’ve never decorated much for Valentines Day, but this year I decided to do a rustic take on the Valentines Wreath by using some fresh rosemary!

rosemary valentines wreath

I have this lovely little bush in my front yard:

rosemary valentines wreath

It always smells AMAZING whenever I walk by so I thought it would be a great idea to bring a little bit of that delicious rosemary smell into my home. After traipsing through the yard in my PJs, I snipped off a couple of sprigs with regular kitchen shears.

Rosemary Valentines Wreath Materials

rosemary valentines wreath

This project is super simple! All you need is the following:

– sprigs of fresh rosemary

– scissors

– twine or string

Step 1

rosemary valentines wreath

Take your two sprigs of rosemary and have the thicker ends pointed down. Cross them in an X fashion and then tie together and knot with twine! Trim the ends close to the knot so it’ll be less visible.

Step 2

Freak out and brush off/squish the spider that crawls out of the rosemary and onto your hand. Step 2 is {hopefully} optional.

Step 3

rosemary valentines wreathTake the thinner ends of your rosemary and bend them down together, forming a heart shape, and tie and knot together with more twine. Trim the ends.

Step 4

rosemary valentines wreath

Play around with bending your rosemary to get it into the heart shape that you want. My sprigs were a little bit dry so I actually had to snap them in some places to get the curve of the heart to form at the top. Hopefully yours will be a bit fresher/more bendy!

Step 5

rosemary valentines wreathHang your rosemary valentines wreath! I used simple gold pushpins and attached it to a wall in my bedroom. You could also opt to hang it from some pretty ribbon and hang it on your door or on the mantel or even in the kitchen. It seriously smells so amazing!

And here’s the finished Rosemary Valentines Wreath!

rosemary valentines wreath

It really is a nice little Valentines touch that is classy and rustic and not too over the top like a lot of the Hallmarky/color expolosiony/gaudy decor options.

rosemary valentines wreath

rosemary valentines wreath

“This is what it’s all about” – love!

rosemary valentines wreath

rosemary valentines wreath

rosemary valentines wreath

And there you have it! A super easy-peasy, but really pretty Valentines wreath! If you like what you’ve seen here, I’d love for you to come stop by for a visit over at Dwell Beautiful! Here are some of my most recent posts 🙂

Thank you SO much to Kristi for having me along today and I hope you all have a fantastic week! What kind of Valentines decor do you put up in your own home?

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15 thoughts on “Rosemary Valentines Wreath

  1. So simple and lovely. I don’t think I’ve ever decorated for Vtines Day but that could change with this! And I could totally leave it up year round 🙂

  2. I LOVE this! Such a simple yet awesome idea. In Australia we only do wraths at Christmas but I am totally getting into the all year round wrath thing you guys get into over in Canada and the States! Love it. I need to go and buy rosemary to make this now! Love Erica’s work. She is fab. And you know I am in love with your blog also Kristi! You girls rock. xxx

  3. I can’t tell you how much I love your wreath. I love it so much that I called my husband in from the other room to look at it. It’s so simple and so beautiful. I have a big rosemary bush in my back yard and I can’t wait to try making this. 🙂

    I shared it in a Valentine’s Day Wreath Roundup. I’d love for you to take a peek and share if you think your audience would like it. 🙂

    http://hellocreativefamily.com/21-valentines-day-wreaths-you-can-craft/

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

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