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DIY Napkin Treatment Using an Herb Bundle

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Decor
Outdoor

An easy napkin treatment for place settings


These won’t take much of your thyme

Are you ready for an all-too-simple yet completely delicate and beautiful DIY napkin treatment for your place settings? Whether your gathering is a dinner party, outdoor farm-to-table meal, or morning brunch, these herb bundles will welcome your guest warmly.

What You Need:

  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Herbs (fresh or dried)

We recommend:

  • Lavender
  • Thistle
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Wild marjoram
  • Germander
  • Dried seed pods

Just make sure whichever herbs you select are able to sustain a long period of time out of water without wilting. 

You can buy herbs from Whole Foods, Sprouts, the fresh produce section at your local grocery store, or of course trusty Amazon.

How To:

  1. Cut your herbs to 2-4 inches long.
  2. Press herbs so they will lay flat - you could lay a heavy book over them to keep intact.
  3. Cut twine pieces to 4-8 inches long.
  4. Wrap twine around the herb bundle, tie and voila!
  5. Display a bundle on each place setting atop each plate, in a napkin pocket, or scattered tastefully along centerpieces. 
Step 1: Cut your herbs.
Step 2: Press herbs to lay flat.
Step 3: Cut and wrap twine around herbs.

Bonus: be sure to take in the lovely aroma this decor gives off!

You can keep these sorts of ‘hard’ herbs fresh for up to 3 weeks when stored correctly in water. Herb bundles out of water stay green for 1-2 weeks, if you start with fresh herbs. Enjoy your guests fawning over your herbs. Little effort but maximal satisfaction.

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