Homemade Decor

One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is the weather! It is always perfect to grow different types of fruits and vegetables, but in our garden we also have a couple other fun plants! Two of my favorites are our rosemary and lavender bushes, which I was inspired to pick and turn into potpourri.

It was an easy but time consuming craft. The supplies you’ll need are:

  • jar, vase or decorative bowl
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh lavender
  • rubber gloves

This may be somewhat self explanatory, but for those of you that want my exact play by play here you go. The first step is to choose your plants. I chose lavender and rosemary because they smell amazing together, and the colors go well with the rustic/1920’s aesthetics that I aim for (I’m a sucker for rusted metal and dried flowers). The next step is to literally go and pick your plants. The size of your jar, vase or decorative bowl will decide how much you need to pick, but I just went with a good handful of both. Next, put on your gloves because this gets sappy! Pull your rosemary off its stick, but be sure to leave half of it in bigger clumps – this will help it disperse and allow it to be evenly spread in the container. The lavender should already be off the branches after pulling it, but if not go ahead and do the same (separate it from the branch). Once you have all your amazing smelling greenery ready to go, mix it up and stuff it into your vase. Then, finish by giving it a shake to spread it out evenly! Voila – wasn’t that easy??

What you do with your decoration now is up to you, but be sure to leave it uncapped a while so it dries! My plan is to use some dried roses as a bouquet in my potpourri vase!

Life is a wonderful smelling adventure, so keep exploring it!

~ Teryn

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