Do you remember primary school task where the teacher asked you to do your own herbarium? Those task skills will be useful in doing a frame which will change your interior. Every once in a while, most of us needs to change our house interior. It’s often the case that such little thing as new clock, vase, candle or a pillow makes a difference.
Satisfaction is even bigger if we make the decoration ourselves. As a herb fan, I thought that I can suggest you a method of doing your own herbal paintings!
There is something about them… on one hand, they are antique, because they resemble old herbariums and on the other hand they also fit into minimalist, simple interiors. Anyhow, you can do it yourself, while saving money and most of all, making such frame is a lot of fun.
1. Find a frame.
Choice is basically unlimited, since nowadays frames are available in thousands of styles. Everyone has their own taste, so I can’t tell you which one to choose, just pick the one you like the most. However, it is worth thinking which herb should be selected, because it should be crucial and the most prominent. I’d like to recommend the frame which will not overshadow beauty of a dried herb.
2. Pick your favourite herbs.
It all comes down to your preferences. In my opinion, the most beautiful herbs include: melissa, sage, oregano, rosemary or thyme. The latter should be easier to dry, because they are woody herbs with harder leaves and stems which prevents it from damaging. My advice is to dry entire twigs. I think that it will be the most beautiful effect.
3. Dry the herbs.
The best way is to dry them between few pages of newspaper and we will lay down some heavy books on it. Drying itself lasts around 2–3 days, depending on the type of herbs. The harder ones have less water in them and the ones with more delicate leaves can be dried for a little longer.
4. Stick and place the herbs in a frame.
Your frame will probably have background and usually it is simply a white piece of paper. Honestly, I’ll admit that I like such neutral background the most, and you?
Eventually, we hang or place it in a selected place. Now you can sit down on your couch and admire your work which you have done all by yourself! Well done!