Dried herbs can make beautiful, rustic home decor items and they will make your home smell absolutely amazing. Did you know that drying herbs is a simple process? All you need to do is secure the herbs with a rubber band and hang them upside down in your kitchen. Yes, its as easy as that!
DIY Projects | Things You Can Make Using Dried Herbs
Most herbs contain virtually zero moisture which makes preserving them quick and easy. A standard practice in herb drying is to use twist-ties so you can easily tighten the bundles!
Besides all the food preparation benefits of drying herbs, there are great DIY projects to be made! Check out these simple home decor projects that you can make using a few simple crafting supplies.
1. Dried Flowers & Herbs Wall Decor
This idea is absolutely wonderful and so inexpensive. All you need are a few close pins, some tea, and dried herbs! These are most definitely the best ideas for a happy little home.
2. Dried Flower and Herb Wall Hanger
via Etsy Shop SummerSweetBoutique
Swing on over to the lovely Summer Sweet Boutique’s Etsy shop and pick up one of these lovely floral arrangements. These are a great spring or summer DIY project for you to hang above your door! Try making one yourself or give this beautiful shop a little love!
3. Dried Herb Wreath Project
We just adore this simple dried herb project. Here, she takes the wreath and manipulates the herbs in circle to fashion a wreath
4. Hang Dried Herbs On A Drying Rack
This is a great way to store your herbs into fall and winter. Just tie them to an old drying rack with some burlap!
5. Herb Bouquet Breadsticks
Inspired by a recipe from France, Lucy’s Kitchen Blog made these lovely bread-sticks! They look almost too perfect to eat. If these were sitting on my table, they wouldn’t last long! Read the how-to on her blog to learn more.
6. Make Mini Close pin Bouquet’s
These are a cute idea for adding a bit of rustic feel to your home. All you need to do is pick up a few fresh herbs, dry them out, and nail a close pin to an old steamer trunk. Voila! You could probably cut the lid off of the trunk and nail it to your wall! What a great DIY dried herb project for the weekend!
7. Make Homemade Incense Burners With Dried Herbs & Flowers
Lighting homemade incense is a great way to fill up a room with the intoxicating aroma of your favorite herbs and flowers. Create a bunch using herbs like sage and rosemary, and add other plants like fresh lavender and rose petals, then tie together using natural cotton string. Hang to dry or let your bundle sit outside for a few days to a week, until it’s fully dried. Then it’s all ready to use!
*Make sure the plants you use are safe to burn, as some can produce harmful fumes.
That’s all! We hope you enjoyed all of our dried herb projects!
That’s it for projects using dried herbs, folks! Do you have any tips on how to dry herbs that you’d like to share with us? Leave the link in the comments section below and we’ll add it to our roundup!
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Originally posted on March 2, 2018 @ 9:45 AM