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How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Imagine hanging a beautiful bay leaf (bay laurel) wreath in your kitchen, where its simple beauty adds charm and a hint of nature to your space. As the leaves dry, they can be plucked and used to infuse your cooking with their distinctive flavor. Make this bay laurel wreath using just a few materials. This blog post will guide you through making your own bay laurel wreath.

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

To make a bay leaf wreath, you will need fresh bay leaves, wire, and string. It’s important to use fresh leaves as they are more pliable and easier to work with. Learn how to grow bay laurel in this blog post. 

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Step 2: Prep Your Leaves & Wire

Once you have gathered your materials, wash the bay leaves thoroughly and let them dry completely.

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Then, take the wire and shape it into a circle of approximately 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Leave one end free while creating a loop at the other end.

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Step 3: Arrange the Bay Leaves

Overlap several leaves while keeping the petioles (the stalk that supports a leaf in a plant and attaches it to the stem) even, and then trim the end off using scissors or pruning shears.

Insert the stems into the wire circle until it is full. Continue this process until the entire circumference is covered with lush greenery.

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

Step 4: Secure the Wreath

How to Make a Beautiful and Fragrant Bay Leaf Wreath

After all of your bay leaves are inserted into the wire circle, pass the free end through the looped end of the wire. Twist the wire and secure the end so that it forms a complete circle. Use string to tie around the top of your wreath so that it hangs easily.


Step 5: Enjoy!

Your beautiful and fragrant bay leaf wreath is now complete! Hang it on a peg in your kitchen or anywhere for an inviting touch. The leaves will dry naturally and can be added to flavor dishes anytime. Hang it out of direct sunlight and use it within 6 months to a year for the most flavor.



Making a bay laurel wreath is an easy and fun DIY project that anyone with access to bay leaves can do. I hope this guide has been helpful in creating your own stunning bay leaf wreath. Try it and see how simple it is to make something truly beautiful.



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Clare

Monday 26th of February 2024

So much fun!!! Easy to do and great step by step pics!

Angela Judd

Monday 26th of February 2024

Thanks!