As Christmas is just around the corner, I wanted to do a fun DIY centerpiece that anyone could make with just things around the house. I give you the Rosemary Tree! I love that it combines natural wood (satay stick and cork) and Rosemary which gives it a minimalist and Scandinavian look. The Rosemary plant outside our home was growing wild so we gave it a little trim. You could also buy Rosemary at the grocery store or ask a friend to trim you some. The scent is so fresh and it perfumes the room with a light and festive scent. I spent about 5 minutes making this tree and it was very satisfying the end result. The Rosemary tree will look great as your holiday centerpiece or on your mantle…and you made it! It can also be kept afterwards to dry the rosemary so that you can store it in a glass jar afterwards.
Push your Satay stick into your Cork. Any cork will work, I used a rubber one from an olive oil jug that bought at a dollar store. A wine or champagne cork will also work. You may need to just the stick and push it farther for stability.Separate your Rosemary sprigs into groups of 5. Make 4 -6 piles (depending on how bushy you want your tree, I used 6) and trim them down from longest (5 inches) to shortest (2 inches) like the photo below.Lay out your longest pile of 5 springs and cut a piece of craft wire that has 1 inch extra on each side.Take your piece of craft wire and wrap the first sprig with wire 2-3 times tightly around the end.
Add the second sprig of Rosemary closely beside, and wrap again 3 times.Continue until all 5 Sprigs are wrapped in wire.Place the completed row of springs at the middle of the satay stick.Wrap the wire and Rosemary tightly around the Satay stick. Bending the extra wire around.Continue to wrap the other 3-5 sprigs up the tree and place about 1 inch apart from each other.Once all the sprig groups are placed on the tree ,you can easily adjust them by pushing up the bottom sprigs up (like opening an umbrella) so they reach the top.As the top is bare, take a few extra pieces of rosemary and push them down into the wire (this helps hide the wire and top of the stick)
It will look very bushy. Now its time to trim and give it shape, the fun part!
Keep shaping your tree and it will come out nice in the end. You can fluff out the branches until you get the shop you are happy with.
If needed you can add a small piece to the top front if the wire is still showing
And there you go a beautiful and modern centerpiece,that will get a lot of compliments +DIY envy.
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