Monday, December 5, 2011

Fresh Thyme Wreath

Decorating for the holidays can be expensive, if we allow it to be.  I am determined to decorate my home for the holidays on a budget.
    
While grocery shopping, I came across an inexpensive package of fresh thyme.  Although my husband would have preferred that I used it in this recipe, I had other plans! 


I simply took each sprig of thyme and stuck them into the grooves of the wreath form until I was pleased with the look.


 As each sprig is added it covers the end of the sprig before it.

Thyme is such a fragrant herb.  It adds a nice scent to my kitchen and the sprigs can be clipped off to use in cooking as the wreath dries out.

I love the simplicity of the wreath.  I displayed it above a shelf in my kitchen along with some greenery and pine cones from the yard.  The berry garland was purchased last year after the holiday on sale. 

I added a few dried oranges for their nice citrus scent.


I added a couple of candle holders from another room to complete the display.


I love candle light!  The soft glow warms the room. 

Decorating with natural elements is a simple and inexpensive way to brighten your home for the holidays.

*Thank you so much to, Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for featuring my wreath on her Facebook page.  I would also like to thank, Becky @ Beyond The Picket Fence for featuring my wreath as well!


51 comments:

  1. Just lovely Brandi!!!2.99 for that Rosemary was a great price!!

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  2. You're such a fabulous decorator with the greatest ideas out there. I'm very jealous of your skills. The only thing that gets me by is to imagine that you're probably a horrible mother. Then I feel better about myself.
    Thanks!
    m.

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  3. Great idea for a wreath, Brandi! I've never thought of using fresh herbs to decorate with. This gives me an idea for my kitchen:)

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  4. Brandi, everything you do is amazing! I love the wreath and love how it looks above your beautiful mantel. Great work!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  5. I just don't understand why I don't think of these great ideas!! Ugh!! But thank you for sharing them. ;)
    SN:I changed my email link, hopefully it works now.

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  6. so pretty!! I love that you used all natural elements to create a lovely wreath and mantle

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  7. I love the wreath, it's very sweet! Wonderful job as always.

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  8. This is amazing. I'm seriously considering copying each and every one of your ideas! I love how everything is balanced, and of course fragrant. I think the dried oranges was a very nice touch, not just in scent but in color as well! --KalleyC

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  9. That looks so elegant and beautiful Brandi, love the use of natural elements.

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  10. It looks beautiful Brandi! I bet it smells so good and you can keep it up all winter. :)
    xoxoxo

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  11. Brandi, you've done it once again.....but watch that flame :) looking forward to your next post!

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  12. I love going "simple" it has the most feeling..love this. :D

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  13. What a simple, lovely project!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate the comments, and thought I'd reciprocate!

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  14. That turned out so pretty, Brandi.

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  15. that's so pretty and would smell soo good too!

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  16. Beautiful thyme wreath. Love the swirl and it looks so great over your shelf. I just know it smells good. Blessings. Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

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  17. I've never thought to use Thyme. It looks fantastic!

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  18. I love the natural elements used to create the wreath and mantel.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  19. It's super cute! I might want to eat all day long while smelling it, but I'm ok with that! You're always sharing the best and most simple things!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  20. Oh I LOVE this idea! Plus, who wouldn't want to smell Thyme in their family room?! It's gorgeous, thanks for sharing :)

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  21. What a great idea!! I may have to do this in my home. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. love that! it's such a full shelf, so lush.

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  23. You are too smart girlfriend! Love that thyme wreath! And all the freshness around it. Beautiful!
    Hooray for the last post to the no reply bloggers. Can't follow them back either. Drives me nuts!

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  24. Such a good idea! I'm sure it all smells soooooo divine!!! It looks so naturally beautiful. I love it! I agree with the budget holiday decor!

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  25. Such a pretty and practical wreath! Perfect for the kitchen.

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  26. I love your mantel , so natural and pretty, I really like your thyme wreath idea.

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  27. Your wreath is so pretty and you made it yourself! Love your mantel too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. Super crafty ma'am! I love it!

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  29. AHHH!!! Amazing, unique, original!! I love this! I would also do one with Rosemary... Thank you for the idea!!

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  30. this is gorgeous and what a cool idea

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  31. Brandi, this is so lovely, I love the smell of thyme and I can only imagine the fragrance from your dried fruit...you did a beautiful job!

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  32. That is simply gorgeous, Brandi! I know it must smell incredible. You got a great deal on that thyme. Did you get it at that cool Farmer's Market that has absolutely everything?

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  33. Your wreath is making me hungry. It probably doesn't help that I clicked on the recipe link for the roast chicken. Now if you'd used dried lemon slices instead of the oranges I'd be knocking on your door and then eating your decorations.
    It's all beautiful, Brandi!

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  34. Hope they sell rosemary also here in my country so that we can make a wreath for this coming holiday.

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  35. Wow, I imagine this was a lot of work, but so worth it. So creative to even think up something like that. I am a new follower visiting from Someday Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  36. I love this idea Brandi. such a cute wreath for the kitchen, I'll have to look for some next time I'm at Giant Eagle!

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  37. What a fragrant full wreath...And what a nice idea Brandi... love it...Oh Ilove to make one with any herb
    Happy if you come to see me at
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    with love from
    Farah

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  38. What a pretty idea! And I'm sure it smells wonderful! And talk about multi-functional...snip off your decorations while cooking! LOL!! Love it!!!

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  39. Once again ... amazing. Your mantle looks straight out of Country Living Magazine. I've got to watch for herbs next time I hit the grocery store.

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  40. Brandi, you have created one of the most amazing and natural mantels that I've ever laid eyes on. I LOVE the wreath thyme idea!

    Totally shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 111. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150498973856141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  41. Love it Brandi! All the natural decor is beautiful!
    Debbie

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  42. This is so lovely! I love the look of the oranges and berries in with the greenery.

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  43. LUV LUV LUV the way you used that thyme, Brandi! Your house must smell so fabulous! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  44. What a gorgeous wreath! I can practically smell it from here! I wanted to stop by and say thanks for commenting on my blog today. I appreciate your kind words.

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  45. I love your mantel...and that wreath...well, I never would have even thought to use herbs!
    Sharon
    Stop by and visit sometime!

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  46. What a great idea to use herbs in a wreath. It not only looks good, but the scent would be lovely and it can be put onto the garden when you've finished with it. Great idea!!!

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  47. Love this. I also follow Funky Junk Interiors. Great stuff.;)

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