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Hampers of Happiness: The Herb Hamper

So by now, you will know that we love hampers. Deciding what goes in and arranging it all is one of our favourite things. They are incredibly versatile. This Herb Hamper would be great for a cook or gardener.

Herb Hamper

For The Herb Hamper You Need:

We used a wooden container as a base. You can use any kind of basket or small trough even.

We bought our herbs from Woolworths. The ones in the terracotta pots.

The mini tools and spray bottle are also from Woolworths. Check out their flower section.

The small jar is from Mr Price Home, but any glass jar will do. We filled it with Nasturtium seeds.

We added lemons and tomatoes for a spot of colour.

herb hamper lemons

The moss filled in the gaps.

Add ribbon and small wreath as an ornament.

 Method:

  1. The herbs went in first. Depending on the size of the plants and the container you may need to add some filling in the bottom of the container to raise the pots.
  2. Add ribbon to the spray bottle and tools. Arrange among the herbs.
  3. Add the seed jar. You can add more depending on the size of the container.
  4. Add the veggies and fruit. If you have a specific colour scheme choose veggies to match.
  5. Add moss to fill the gaps.
  6. Tie the ribbon around the base and add an ornament or card.

Top Tips:

You can add or subtract items as needed. Think of garden twine, herb markers or even a pair of gardening gloves. Anything that will be handy for a gardener.

herb hamper

You can also replace the jars with seed sachets. We love Living Seeds. They specialise in heirloom seeds.

If you are packing for a cook think about wooden spoons, spices and dish towels.

If you use a smaller container you can use one or two herb plants instead of three. The possibilities are endless.

Happy Hampering.

Mia & Blair

the-herb-hamper


3 Step Mini Lemon Meringues #woolieshack

We love lemon meringue pie and we love impromptu parties. The lemon meringue pie however, is not as impromptu. This easy 3 step #woolieshack is awesome and delicious and ready in a flash.

3 step Mini Lemon Meringues What you’ll need:

Mini ginger cookies – Woolworths

Lemon curd – Woolworths

Mini meringues – You can buy small ones at Hillcrest Tuisnywerheid or you can make your own using our meringue recipe.

mini meringues lemon curd ginger cookies

Instructions:

Step 1: Put a spoonful of lemon curd on the ginger biscuit.

ginger cookie top ginger cookie with lemon curd

add lemon curd to ginger cookie

Step 2: Top it with a meringue.

Step 3: Ta-da! Serve and enjoy.

Mini Lemon Meringues

Keep an eye out for our ice-lolly post. We’ll help you finish the lemon curd, if you haven’t already eaten it all straight from the jar.

Happiness,

Mia & Blair


How To Get More Bloom For Your Buck

We love flowers. A lot, and we love big bouquets, but did you know you can make your bouquet work much harder? You can turn one bouquet into an entire table arrangement.

How to get more bloom for your buck yellow flower arrangement This is what you’ll need:

1 bunch of flowers – Woolworths never disappoints

A variety of glass bottles and containers

yellow flower bouquet

Instructions:

Step 1. Sort the flowers. Our bunch had sunflowers, chrysanthemums, gerber daisies, inca lilies and leafy greens.

sunflower arrangement

Step 2. Fill bottles and containers with water.

Step 3. Cut flowers to the desired length, clean stems and add the flowers to the containers.

Step 4. Ta-da!yellow flower arrangement

We used containers in groups of two or threes and added the flowers accordingly. You can also play with the water levels to add some visual variety.

Have a happy day,

Mia & Blair