Summertime is a great chance to get out into the garden and event grow your own vegetables and herbs. And what better way to spice up your next get together than with this fresh idea: fresh herb wall art. It makes for a fun conversation piece, adds creativity and gives your space a delicious smelling scent too! Even after leaving a lasting impression on your guests, as it will last for weeks to come.
What You’ll Need:
- Chalkboard and chalk
- Painters or masking tape
- Brown acrylic paint, paint pen or marker
- Variety of herbs
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Step 1: Paint
Use your paint pen or a small dab of brown paint on a paper towel and wipe on the roll of the painters tape all the way around the perimeter of the roll until it has an antique, rustic effect.
Step 2: Pick Herbs
While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, gather a variety of herbs from your garden, local produce section or farmer’s market. You’ll want to make sure they’re fresh when you place them on the board, but after they’re hung they should last for a few weeks. We picked some lavender from Bazaar Spices at Union Market, used some from our garden and got the rest at the market.
Step 3: Tape & Place on Board
Take 2-3 inch strips of your painters or masking tape and tear in half length-wise so the edges look worn. Then place a small bunch of each herb and tape with a criss cross X at the top where the stems meet on your chalkboard. Repeat with the other herbs, spacing out evenly around the board with enough space in between to write the names and/or descriptions.
Step 4: Write
After all the herbs are where you want them (you can move them around a few times without to get just the right placement) use a chalkboard pen or chalk to write the names of each herb next to or above each one. Tip: start at the top and work left to right so you don’t smudge the chalk/paint. We think it looks nice if you alternate sides and put arrows pointing next to each one, but up to you!
Step 5: Enjoy!
In less than 15 minutes of prep time, you’ve got a great piece of art to hang or place against a wall. We put ours on a ladder for our Summer Soiree dinner party. You can even make your herb wall interactive and invite guests to sniff and use in their meal.
What do you think? Super easy right? Create yours for your next event and let us know how it turns out.