DIY Herb Labels For A Handcrafted Kitchen!
These easy-to-make air dry clay herb labels are the perfect addition to any herb garden! A fun and simple craft that’s a wonderful way to introduce children to the joys of growing herbs, it’s also a great way to create your own selection of pretty hanging decorations for the kitchen too! Whether you grow your own herbs or not, you could add these pretty tags to cupboard handles or create an eye-catching display by adding hooks to a blank spot on the wall. Check out Penelope Quinn’s step-by-step tutorial below, and have a go at creating your own.
You Will Need:
- Air dry clay
- Star cookie cutter
- Heart cookie cutter
- Green, white and purple acrylic paint
- Mod Podge to seal
- Letter stamps
- Fresh herbs such as lavender, rosemary and parsley
- Baking paper
DIY Air Dry Clay Herb Labels:
First, roll your clay out to around 0.5cm thick. When the thickness is consistent, use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Make a small hole in the top of each shape with a straw.
Take a sprig of your chosen herb, and place it over the shape. Place a piece of baking paper on top, and firmly roll over with your rolling pin.
Slowly lift up the baking paper and the herbs. Use a pair of tweezers to pick out any dirt or stray leaves that may have stuck. Now, use your letter stamps to press in the first letter of the name of your herb into the clay.
Wait 24 hours to dry, then seal with a layer of Mod Podge. Wait until dry, then use a fine brush and paint to add some detail – try to make it as realistic as possible by matching the colour of your herb.
Tie to your favourite herbs, or tie one to a big bunch and give to a friend!
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