How to Make a Wreath Out of Bay Leaves


Wreath making is a time-honored form of decoration that reaches back to the ancient Greek practice of bestowing crowns upon heroes, kings and queens. Today, wreaths adorn the front doors of homes across the United States. Wreaths also make an attractive gift. Wreaths made from bay leaves or other culinary herbs work in the kitchen where the herbs can be put to use year round.

Step 1

Group bay leaves into bunches of three and place them onto the polystyrene base.

Step 2

Using a greening pin, secure the bay leaves to the wreath form. Place the pin into the bottom of the leaves. You should be able to use one pin for all three leaves.

Step 3

Fill in the foam with bay leaf bunches. You can hide the pin by placing the new pin for each new bunch of bay leaves under the previous bunch of leaves. Repeat this until the form is covered in bay leaves.

Step 4

Decorate the wreath with any additional items using the remaining greening pins.

Things You'll Need

  • Polystyrene wreath form
  • Bay leaves
  • Decorations
  • Greening pins


  • Clemson University Extension: Making Wreaths:
Keywords: Making Culinary Crafts, Kitchen Gifts, Bay Leaf Crafts

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Leah Deitz has been writing alternative health and environmental-related articles for five years. She began her writing career at a small newspaper covering city politics but turned to environmental concerns after beginning her freelance career. When she is not exploring the trails and outdoors of the East Coast, Deitz writes for a number of websites including, and Associated Content.