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21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

21 Days of gratitude DIY: rosemary wreaths place cards

A simple, fresh and cheap way to dress your table for your holiday guests. I found this awesome post by Teri on Spoon Fork Bacon, here's her blog post:

I soaked my rosemary in a water bath first to make the sprigs a little more plyable and clean. After you have done that, cut them into 7 to 8 inch lengths. If you can only get ones shorter than that, that’s ok, you can scale the size of the name-tags to fit your circle. Now just form the sprigs into a circle. Try not to get too aggressive, because you don’t want them to snap! Secure the top by winding around some floral wire. These wreaths that you see pictured are what I like to call “rustic.” If you have a little bit of a control problem, then I would purchase a higher gauge floral wire in green (I’m thinking 24 guage). That way you can wind the floral wire all the way throughout each sprig, and make yourself a perfectly circular wreath. It helps if you form the wire around something like a cup first, to ensure perfect roundness. This isn’t necessary at all, I actually like the more ‘free form’ look, and it takes less time. :)

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

After you have done this to all your mini wreaths, the next step is to cover your floral wire mess. I used plain old white kitchen twine because I thought it would look the cutest. You can use really anything. I wound the twine around a couple of times before tying the bow to ensure I covered all the wire.

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

The next step is to print out the little name tags. I do have this file for you, which is basically the shape of the cards I used. You can add text and type each persons name on each little tag. Or, if you have good handwriting, you can just write it! I used the font Hannah. After you have printed out the name tags, cut them out! Then, with a pencil or pen, give the little tag some body by curling the paper using your pencil as a curling iron.

21 Days of gratitude DIY:  rosemary wreaths place cards

That’s it! It’s really that simple! We love them! They are so cute, and so easy! We just set them on top of a folded napkin, but you could also use this method as a straight up napkin ring with a little tag tucked in the side. So many possibilities! We have another rosemary place card situation up our sleeves so stay tuned for that. Now go get your DIY on!
♥ Teri

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