Thursday, June 30, 2011

Herb Bouquets

Special Friends, Teachers, or Co-workers will be pleased to receive these pretty little bouquets and the wrapping is so simple to do.

Find small empty jars, perhaps jelly jars or infant juice jars.

Cut a 12 inch circle from a heavy brown paper bag, or brown packaging paper (available where mailing supplies are sold ). I used a large dinner plate for my template.

Thoroughly wet with water. You can use a spray bottle or just hold it under a trickle of water from the faucett.

Place the empty jar in the center of the wet paper; pull the paper up, and secure it around the neck of the jar with a rubber band or string until it thoroughly dries (several hours or overnight). Then replace the string or rubber band with raffia or pretty ribbon.

I just left the string in place.

Arrange pretty flowers or herbs in the jar, and fill with water. I used edible pansies, chive blossoms, mint, oregano, and thyme.

These would also be pretty on a buffet tabletop or an outdoor patio table and given away as favors after the party.


  1. What a simple but effective idea! And I like mixing herbs and flowers.


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