Hopefully, throughout the year, you’ve been cleaning and saving the glass jars from your food purchases. Perhaps you have purchased canning jars, lids, and rings frugally at yard sales and thrift shops. You may also have fabric and twine and/or raffia from the projects that you’ve been working on throughout the year. If so, you have the makings for great holiday gifts.
Single Herb Examples
Herb Mix Examples
Basil, oregano and thyme
Basil, thyme and parsley
Dill, mint and parsley
Lemon balm and mint
Parsley and rosemary
- Sterilize all the jars, lids, and rings. Dry completely. It is important that no moisture is evident when packing the dried herbs.
- Fill the jars with single herbs, or herb mixes.
- Tie squares or rounds of fabric over the cover of each jar with twine or raffia.
- Add a tag or sticker to the jar with the name of the herb, and with ‘From (Your Names’) Garden.’
How do you package your dried herbs for gift giving? Share your ideas in the comments below.
You may also enjoy:
Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1987, Rodale Press)