Gifts for Herb Lovers: Over 50 Projects to Make and Give

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A potpourri of gift ideas guaranteed to delight everyone who loves herbs!

Herbal body cream, herbal vinegar, essential oil blends, herbal tea — these are just a few of the 50 herb-related projects offered in Gifts for Herb Lovers. These clever, classy gifts are as enchanting to create as they are to receive.

Gifts for Herb Lovers shows you how to:

— Mix soothing bath salts and make herbal bath bags

— Create welcome baskets of handmade soap and ...

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Overview

A potpourri of gift ideas guaranteed to delight everyone who loves herbs!

Herbal body cream, herbal vinegar, essential oil blends, herbal tea — these are just a few of the 50 herb-related projects offered in Gifts for Herb Lovers. These clever, classy gifts are as enchanting to create as they are to receive.

Gifts for Herb Lovers shows you how to:

— Mix soothing bath salts and make herbal bath bags

— Create welcome baskets of handmade soap and herbal hand cream

— Print unique tote bags and nature-printed herb notecards

— Make decorative plant markers and seed boxes

— Sew fragrant silk bag sachets and hops sweet-dream pillows

— Handcraft a stunning pressed herb and flower lampshade

Creative wrapping tips, a listing of craft suppliers, and a section of craft techniques make Gifts for Herb Lovers a never-ending source of thoughtful gift-giving ideas.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780882669830
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/1997
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: CULINARY AND PRESERVING GIFTS

Herb Drying Rack

Leaf and Flower Press

Bouquet Garni Wreath

Culinary Herb Mixtures

Herb and Garlic Braid

Tea Bags and Herbal Teas

Herbal Vinegars

Spiced Pinecone Potpourri

CHAPTER 2: GIFTS FOR THE BODY

Bath Salts

Scented Soap Balls

Bath Bags

Essential Oil Blends

Herbal Body Splashes

Herbal Lip Balm

Dream Pillow

Eye Relaxation Bag

Herbal Hand Cream

CHAPTER 3: DECORATIVE HERBAL GIFTS

Stamped Photo Frames

Painted Vinegar Bottles

Painted Ceramic Pots

Herb-Printed Calendar

Herb-Printed Note Cards

Handmade Paper

Miniature Glass Suncatcher

CHAPTER 4: GIFTS FROM THE SEWING BASKET

Scented Draft Dodger

Herb-Stamped Pillow

Sachets

Painted Canvas Floorcloth

Harvest Apron

Scented Hot Pads

Moth-Repellent Hangers

Garden-Printed Tote Bag

CHAPTER 5: GIFTS FOR THE GARDENER

Painted Watering Can

Decoupaged Seed File Box

Plant Markers

Stenciled Tool Storage Mailbox

Painted Gardening Gloves

Gardener's Gift Basket

Living Wreath

Bucket Apron

CHAPTER 6: GIFTS FOR THE HOME

Herb-Decoupaged Lampshade

Stenciled Cloth Napkins

Garden-theme Switch Plates

Herb-Printed Scented Clock

Polymer Clay Wall Vase

Holiday Ornaments

Hop-Vine Basket

Firestarters

Herbal Candles

CHAPTER 7: TECHNIQUES

Buying Herbs

Drying Herbs

Making Infusions

Blending Essential Oils

Potpourri

Paints and Inks

Brushes

Stenciling

Stamping

Nature Printing

Wrapping Ideas

Source List

Index

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