DIY Rosemary Christmas Tree

This DIY rosemary Christmas tree is the perfect tree as it will last a long time and will not shed!

Rosemary Christmas tree in a white pot with a red and white ribbon around the pot.

Hello and happy Wednesday! Yesterday was December first and the countdown to Christmas has begun.  We have started some of our holiday traditions around our place and I can not get over how much I love this time of year.  As I was folding the laundry the other morning, I sat on my kitchen floor with little shirts and socks surrounding me.  I had the glow of Christmas lights coming from each room, sweet carols in the background and my best girl by my side.  I was overwhelmed by how sweet that special moment was.  There are moments when this time of year is bittersweet because of those I miss and the traditions that are no longer intact. Even so, it really is a beautiful time of year because of the reason we celebrate this festive season and that resounds over all the rest.

White kitchen with wooden bread board, and white dishes with the little tree on the counter.

Christmas trees are a wonderful symbol of the season and they are everywhere in my home.  Last year I shared a tree made with Chenille Stems here. This year I wanted to make some version of a simple topiary tree using the Rosemary we had from our garden.  I have noticed in the past that as I cut this fragrant herb, it will last a long time and does not shed all over the place.  It dries in tact (for the most part) so is simple to use for longer periods of time.

White bowls and little potted Christmas tree in kitchen.

I have seen similar ways of making topiaries so that you can actually promote the growth of the Rosemary.  I on the other hand, wanted to make something purely decorative using what we had around.

You will need…

Rosemary, a pot and string on the counter.

  • A small bunch of Rosemary – cut in the shape of a tree (tallest at the top and slowly trimmed shorter at the bottom.
  • a small clay pot (size will depend on your Rosemary bunch – I went with the smallest size possible).
  • Raffia basket filler (I had this left over from Easter and it worked great, but you could use moss, styrofoam, real dirt, etc…).

To make these sweet little trees, you will…

Basket filler in a terra cotta pot on the counter.

  • Insert your filler.  I stuffed mine as much as possible and then made sure it was level with the clay pot.

Putting the sprig of rosemary in the pot on the counter.

  • Insert the stem of the Rosemary straight into the filler.

Three posts of DIY rosemary Christmas trees.

Three pots of trees on the white counter.

And that is it! I did go a step further and use some bright white chalkpaint on the clay pots along with an embellishment of white/red striped ribbon. This entire project cost less than a dollar for each tree.

The little rosemary Christmas tree on a white shelf in the kitchen.

Cups, bowls, a bread board, and cake stand plus the little tree in the kitchen on the shelf.

A little white cow figurine on the shelf in the kitchen.

They look perfect perched on a shelf and add that little touch of Christmas wherever you put them…

For another great DIY project check out my DIY Laurel Wreath. 

Before you go, the second issue of Everything Home Magazine was released yesterday and we would love for you to stop by! Thanks so much friends!


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    1. Hi Susan,
      I do not keep them moist as they just end up drying and I have had pretty good luck whenever I cut them and they last awhile (just dried naturally). Thanks so much for stopping by!

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