Rose Hip Wreath

What's not to love about rose hips? They are striking in the fall garden, provide food for wildlife, and make a tasty jam that's loaded with vitamin C.

Here's a project for a simple rose hip wreath using a grapevine form. It's easy to put together and you can hang it inside or outdoors. The shelf life outdoors is a little shorter because birds will snack on it, but what's wrong with that?

Materials for a Rose Hip Wreath

  • 12 inch grapevine wreath
  • Rose hips
  • Fine gauge wire
  • Floral tape
  • Gloves
  • Green velvet bow

Directions for Making a Rose Hip Wreath

  1. Collect rose hips from the garden. Try to gather hips on both short stems and long stems. Wear gloves to protect against thorns.

  2. Start by taking the long stems of rose hips and weaving them into the form, overlapping as you go.

  3. Next take the shorter stems and create small bundles by binding them together with floral tape. Attach the bundles to the wreath with the wire.

  4. To finish it off, just add a green velvet bow.

Roses that Produce Hips:

  • 'Ballerina'
  • 'Frau Karl Druschki'
  • 'Iceberg'
  • 'Mutabilis'
  • 'Old Blush'
  • 'Lady Banks'
  • 'Rugosa'
  • 'Russell's Cottage'
  • 'Seven Sisters'
  • 'Sarah van Fleet'
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