Have you already started harvesting and drying herbs? Recently I have a chic DIY wooden stand for drying herbs, which is built super quickly and dangles casually from the ceiling!
I have already dried and mixed a salad herb mixture and herbs from Provence. I also have so much laurel that I packed bread and butter bags with bay leaves, which I distribute to the family. Speaking of bread and butter bags: Herbs are best dried in the dark, which is why I always put brown paper bags over the herb bouquets. That looked totally stupid on the photo, which is why the herbs are so attached …
Build your own wooden stand for herbs – this is how it works
- 2 wooden strips approx. 250 x 10 x 20 mm
- 2 wooden strips approx. 500 x 10 x 20 mm
- 3 wooden sticks 490.5mm x 4mm
- Wood glue
- Cordless drill
- solid yarn
- Wooden beads as desired
- Curtain ring to hang up as desired
- 4 screw hooks
- Screws (optional, you can just glue the frame)
- Wooden clothespins
First you drill the holes for the wooden sticks on the shorter wooden strips. Then you assemble the frame by either gluing and fixing it (e.g. with adhesive tape) or screwing it (don’t forget to pre-drill, otherwise the strips will tear). By the way, you can also use an old wooden picture frame, then you save yourself building the frame :).
Then the rods are glued into the pre-drilled holes. To hang it up, screw four hooks into the corners of the frame and attach four pieces of cord with pearls to them.
Are you still looking for what you can do with herbs? How about herbal tea blends or spice pastes with herbs?
I built my herb rack before I went on vacation and have been using it continuously for two weeks – it really works great and smells wonderful in the kitchen!
Have fun harvesting and drying your herbs!