If you’ve ever dipped your toes in the world of home remedies then this hanging herb drying rack DIY will be the number one kitchen accessory you never knew you needed. But if you’re still wondering what the purpose of a herb drying rack is, we’ve got you covered. Hanging your herbs upside down lets air circulate through them which protects their flavour and essential oils. Follow these simple steps to make your own DIY drying rack for herbs at home.
- 6 bunches of fresh herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage, basil)
- Baker’s twine
- Gold hoop or wood embroidery hoop
- Mini clips
- Large wood beads
Step One: Let’s Work on the Base
If you’re using an embroidery hoop, remove the outer hoop and use the inner one as the base of your hanging herb rack.
Step Two: Measure the Length
Next, decide how far you would like to hang your herb rack from the ceiling and cut three pieces of twine to that exact length.
Step Three: Organize the Clips
You’ll be using six clips for each herb bunch. Using a piece of twine, create a loop and secure them.
Step Four: Finish Up the Rack Base
Finish the base by taking one end of a piece of twine and tying it to the hoop. Space the remaining two pieces of twine at equal distance around the hoop and add two clips in-between each cord to balance everything.
Step Five: Knot the Top and Decorate
Place a knot about 10 to 12 inches away from the hoop and add four large wooden beads to decorate it. After adding the beads, knot it again and trim any excess cord above.
Step Six: Make Herb Bunches
Wrap each herb with the baker’s twine by looping and securing them. Leave about 1.5 to 2 inches of twine on the top to hang them to the loop base.
You did it! Enjoy a new era of perfectly dried herbs at home.
Images courtesy of Maca Atencio