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This Sweet DIY Herb Drying Rack is Perfect if You’re Into Herbal Remedies

How to Make a Hanging Herb Rack in a Few Steps

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.


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Drying Herbs with a Smart DIY Hanging Rack Project

Materials Required:

  • 6 bunches of fresh herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage, basil)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Gold hoop or wood embroidery hoop
  • Mini clips
  • Scissors
  • Large wood beads
  • Hook

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Hanging Rack for Herbs DIY Project in a Few Steps

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.

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Easy Hanging Herbs Rack DIY

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.

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DIY Easy Hanging Herbs Rack for Home Remedies

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.

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Easy Hanging Rack for Fresh Herbs


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.

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Easy DIY Hanging Rack for Herbs If You're into Remedies

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.

Simple Hanging Herb Rack DIY Idea

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.

Modern kitchen with hanging herb rack DIY Drying hanging herb rack DIY project

You did it! Enjoy a new era of perfectly dried herbs at home.

Images courtesy of Maca Atencio

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