A while back Troy and I were watching a cooking show on the Food Network where it featured 5-star chefs from around the world. One word – inspiring. One of the restaurants (likely European), had dried flowers and herbs of every color and size and texture hanging from old wood beams throughout the entire restaurant. My heart melted and I was in awe of how rustic AND pretty it was at the same time!
Something about it inspires me…bringing nature inside, enjoying something just a little bit longer. Well, in our home, I’ve had quite a time keeping plants alive. I think we need more sunlight (that’s what I blame it on 😉 ).
Since I have a husband who can make anything, and a garage full of all kinds of wood, a while back we made this herb and flower hanger that hangs over the mirror in our front entrance. A friend had given us the knobs she found at a boutique, as a housewarming gift. ‘Ergo, we had a new project to create!
Tip: Mirrors are great in small spaces or a narrow entrance so as it makes it seem larger.
The plank is made of cedar I believe (or fir. Honey?). We sanded it down, stained it, and added the knobs. This size is 20″ long by 5″high. For now I have some fresh and dried rosemary, lavender, and dried hydrangeas. Can you smell it?! At Christmas, you can guarantee something festive will be hanging 😉
It’s a simple way to bring nature in, especially in an area of a house that is hard to keep plants alive! Seriously, you could get a plank of wood and some knobs at Home Depot and do this project for less than $20 (depending on what kind of knobs you get!)
Happy herbing and planting 🙂