Ellen from TeLANDer Farm grows the most amazing herbs right here in Arroyo Grande. She teaches our monthly wreath workshops using her beautiful organic herbs. See below for a step by step guide to making your own.


  • Fresh herbs (approximately 100 sprigs)
  • 8" wreath frame
  • Compostable twine
  • Snips
  • Dried citrus (optional)

Our Favorite Herbs

If you're interested in staring an herb garden, these are some of our go-tos!

  • Mexican tarragon
  • Oregano
  • Winter savory
  • Purple sage
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaf
  • French lavender
  • Fennel
  • Nasturtium
  • Lemon balm

How-to make your wreath:

  1. Gather your herbs - we recommend fresh from the garden if possible.
  2. Trim sprigs approximately 6" - 10". You'll need approximately 100 sprigs.
  3. Precut 20 pieces of twine around 8" each.
  4. The wreath will be made up of 10 bundles. Each bundle has 10 herb sprigs.
  5. To make your first bundle, collect 10 sprigs (you can mix or use all the same type), and tie with twine about 2" above the ends.
  6. Make 9 more bundles the same way.
  7. To make the wreath, attach your first bundle at the top of the form using a second piece of twine just above the twine on the bundle.
  8. Continue in a clockwise motion adding each bundle right next to the last, making sure to tie the bundles from the back so the twine is hidden.
  9. Once the wreath is complete, you can add dried citrus or brass bells to complete the look.

Ways to Use Your Herb Wreath

  • Keep it in the kitchen and pinch off fresh herbs to use daily.
  • Let it fully dry (take 6-8 weeks). You can then crush the dried herbs and keep them jarred in your pantry for up to a year.
  • Infuse oils and vinegars with fresh herbs.
  • Let it dry and keep it in tact as a lovely decor item in your kitchen or dining room.
  • Makes a great gift!

Herb Collection