Being a florist, there is nothing I love more than decorating with flowers! And when I say flowers, I mean anything from blooms to foliage and everything in between. My herb garden is currently overrun, so I thought I’d put all these gorgeous scented leaves to work! This herb chandelier would look gorgeous above any table setting, as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony or even just to make your kitchen smell amazing!
Go for a forage in your garden and see what you can find, you’re bound to come up with some lovely treasures!
What you need:
- Embroidery hoops (however many you’d like, the more you use the greater the impact)
- Fresh herbs or blooms (I used herbs out of the garden, but you can use any foliage or blooms, the hardier the better!)
Step 1. Trim the ends off the herbs (or chosen foliage) neatly, and open the embroidery ring as widely as possible, keeping the two rings together.
Step 2. Begin placing the ends of the herbs between the two hoops, alternating different herbs as you go. The thickness of the stems should be enough to hold them in place as you go. This can be a bit fiddly, just take your time and keep a firm grip on the two hoops.
Step 3. Once you’ve filled the hoop, tighten the screw, and neaten up the stem ends. I like mine to look quite rustic, so I am not too neat about this!
Step 4. Cut three lengths of thread the same length. Fasten one end of each thread at even intervals (thirds) around the hoop. Once they’re securely tied, hold up the hoop with the untied ends and adjust until hanging evenly. Tie a knot to secure.
Step 5. Hang in your chosen spot and enjoy! Remember, you can use any herbs, flowers or foliage (the hardier the better) – let your imagination go wild! They even look lovely as they dry.
Images by Nicola Goring
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a pretty idea – perfect for a kitchen tea! And so fragrant too! I’m off to look for some mint and rosemary!
About Nicola Goring – I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).