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DIY | Aromatic Herb Mobile for Your Kitchen

Everyone who cooks regularly usually comes across herbs one way or another. Herbs are what gives our meals flavour and make them interesting. So for me it was natural to plant some herbs on my balcony this spring, because they taste so much better than the dried version. And they’re way cheaper than store-bought dried herbs (think about it – they regrow).

However, autumn has us in its claws right now, and the temperatures are slowly dropping. So what to do about my balcony beauties? It may be a bit outdated, but I thought why not let them dry the old-fashioned way? That means, letting them dry in bunches upside down. And at the same time, I could create a beautiful eye-catcher in form of a mobile!

The tutorial

You need:

Optional:

  • Dried paprika
  • Yarn

You’ll gonna love this because it’s so easy: Start by picking your herbs by simply cutting them off at the stem. Get two small bunches from every herb.

Next, take a bunch at the stems and wrap a piece of binder twine around it. Close with a knot. Then knot your herb bunch to the metal ring. Repeat this with the other herbs and tie them around your metal ring until you get a sort-of herb mobile.

If you want to, tie some dried paprika to the ring for extra decoration. Use yarn for that.

Now, measure four identical pieces of binder twine. Knot the four pieces to the metal ring, one in each cardinal direction. Then take the four strands and knot them together. This way you’ll get the mounting of your mobile.

You just have to hang it up in your kitchen! Now you not only have some cool decoration, but can pick herbs whenever you need them! Isn’t that cool? I really feel like being taken back in time when it was usual to dry herbs in your kitchen by hanging them up upside down. Besides, I think this really brings some extra nature into your home, don’t you think?

 

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    telma
    1st November 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Beautiful 🙂

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      1st November 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    Marisa
    4th November 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Love this! Very beautiful and creative DIY!:)
    Xo

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      4th November 2017 at 10:40 pm

      That’s so kind of you! Thank you

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    TELL HER Store
    15th November 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Michelle.
    I really liked this idea. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      16th November 2017 at 6:46 am

      You’re so kind, thank you!

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    Yang
    20th December 2017 at 3:44 am

    beautiful

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      20th December 2017 at 7:40 am

      Thank you!

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