September 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
Here’s a quick end of the season project for those of us lucky enough to have abundant herb harvests. My sage went crazy this year, so I will have plenty for making sage butter (sage + butter, freezer then frying pan) with lots left over. I decided to dry it, but why not let it be decorative too?
- lots of sage sprigs, the longer the better
- wreath form – I have a few made from last year’s grapevine, but you can get them at a craft store or even use a hanger bent into a ring
- craft wire or twist ties
- wire cutters if using wire
- hanging wire if needed
I neglected to take photos of the assembly but there’s not much to it. Tie one sprig about 1/3 of the way from the tip to your wreath form with the twist tie or a short piece of wire; you can slide the wire down so it hides under some of the leaves. Add the next sprig overlapping the first, placing the tie so it holds down the top 1/3 of the new one and the bottom 1/3 of the previous one. Repeat like this around the ring, tucking the stems under each other and adjusting as needed until you have the look you like.
Hang and enjoy the wreath while it dries, then remove leaves as needed for cooking!
Anyone made dried herb wreaths from other herbs? How do you preserve your herb harvest at the end of the season?