Fresh Herb Chandelier Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ms Honeycomb
0
COMMENTS

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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!

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

What you need:

  • Embroidery hoops (however many you’d like, the more you use the greater the impact)
  • Scissors
  • Thread/twine
  • Fresh herbs or blooms (I used herbs out of the garden, but you can use any foliage or blooms, the hardier the better!)

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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!

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

Images by Nicola Goring

Swirl divider

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).

MAKE A COMMENT

We ask that the comments you leave on our site are respectful of each other and the personal stories that are told. We reserve the right to remove any comments that do not fall within our site policies.

*

Trackback from your own site.