handmade | an herb bouquet
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Have you all sent your significant others a sly, nonchalant message to their work email containing a link to exactly what you're hoping to receive on the 14th? Just me? Cool.
But okay, as much as I want this necklace, I'd be perfectly pleased with a bouquet of fresh something. Make that bouquet of fresh something pretty and useful, and I'm even happier. If you're the homemade gift-giving type and are hoping to pass out a few Valentines yourself this year, allow me to assist you. This week on the blog I intend to share a few handmade gift ideas that have all the came-straight-from-your-heart charm, and are pretty inexpensive (and easy) to make.
First up, a fresh herb bouquet-- a gift that's as friendly as a bouquet of flowers, but definitely more useful. Because you get to eat it. Start by buying an assortment of fresh herbs next time you're at the grocery store, or pluck them from your own backyard (you lucky duck.) I used oregano, rosemary, sage, and marjoram. Next, bundle the herbs together to form a bouquet, arranging them just as you would a bouquet of flowers (think texture, height, and a little bit of wild imperfection, because that's pretty.) Secure with twine. Then, wrap them up in some brown paper, because that's also pretty and makes it look like you just grabbed them from the market in Paris. Oui, oui! Ooh la la! Etc.
For a little extra touch, you can add a small spice jar, some extra twine for hanging, and instructions on how to dry the herbs. Tuck in a tiny love note, and you're golden.