Frugal Luxuries: Edible Wreaths From Nature's Bounty

Edible Wreaths

I made these wreaths for pennies

using dried Rosemary and Pepper berries

Rosemary bush from my Dad's house.

Pepper berries growing on my dad's pepper tree.

...snipped from my father's garden

Rosemary before I cut it into smaller pieces to make bundles for the wreath

After I made the Rosemary bundles (left) I tucked in a spring of pepper berries then tied it together with raffia.

...and wrapped into little bundles.

Dehydrated limes and peppers...

bought from a local family~farm~stand.

Limes, hand sliced and put in our dehydrator to dry over night. Notice the deep burgundy color?
It starts out amazing!!

The peppers were from the same stand for one dollar per bag.
Dehydrate them over night and all peppers will turn a very dark red (even the green ones).

Add a strand or two of wire...

a large darning needle

...a flutter of raffia

and you have the ingredients for creating lovely,

edible wreaths.


Give one as a gift unto itself

or add a wreath to enhance a kitchen~themed gift basket.

Or... keep one for yourself... to hang in your kitchen.

Snip off a bit of rosemary or hot pepper to add to a favorite recipe.

They will last for years...

but the Rosemary does tend to shed a bit as it dries.


don't forget to put on your favorite holiday movie

as your strand your produce into wreaths!!