Our Aunt sent us the most beautiful bouquet of roses just before she died of cancer. I dried the roses and decided to make a wreath out of them. I am going to give the Aromatherapy wreath to her surviving twin sister, who is still having a hard time dealing with the loss of her identical twin. I know she likes lavender too so I put some dried lavender flower heads from my garden and added some boxwood leaves as greenery. I added essential oil of lavender to the dried flowers to make it smell even more wonderful.
I used a round 12’ straw wreath form.
I used a wire ribbon to form the double bow for the front, and a solid green ribbon to wrap around the wreath.
I added the dried roses first with a low temp. glue gun. Have a bowl of water ready if you burn yourself with hot glue, especially if you use a high temp. glue gun. The low temp glue guns make the glue stringier, but you don’t burn yourself as bad. Have lavender essential oil on hand in case of burns.
I added clove essential oil to the middle of some flower heads for antifungal, antibacterial action and to make it smell great while I worked on it. I love the smell of clove and roses together. Add your own favourite essential oils.
I added boxwood leaves around the sides of the roses to fill in and cover the straw form. Boxwood is a good choice because it dries well. The leaves will shrink when dried so it is better to use the straw form than wire, because the wire one may fall apart.
I filled in any imperfections or holes with lavender flower heads and added French Lavender essential oil to make it a true Aromatherapy wreath.
To hang it I used green wire and twisted it around itself to form a hole, and attached the wire to the top of the back of the form.
I hope this gives you some inspirational ideas to work with to make your own Dried Botanical Aromatherapy Wreath.