DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles

These summer days my garden is in full bloom and I couldn’t be happier about it! With so many flowers and herbs flourishing, I could sit out there all day long! Recently I, Erin, started racking my brain for more ways to enjoy my garden indoors.

And that’s when I had the idea for this oh so easy DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles! Similar to smudge sticks, you burn them a little at a time, and they fill your home with all the smells of your summertime garden. How perfect is that?!

Make up a bunch this season and give them as gift toppers, housewarming or hostess gifts throughout the year!

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Variety of Herbs: Sage, Cedar, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.

Variety of flowers: Roses, Lavender, etc.

Cotton twine

Scissors

Hanger for drying

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Cut the herbs down to about 6” in length and the flowers anywhere from 2-6” in length.

Cut the herbs down to about 6” in length and the flowers anywhere from 2-6” in length.

Cluster several sprigs of different kinds of herbs together. If using sage, lay the sage down first. The broad, flat leaves are great for holding all the other herbs in. Then lay the flowers on top of the herbs, and lastly top the flowers off with a few more sage leaves.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Cut your cotton twine roughly 5 times the length of your incense. Double knot the twine around the base of the incense grouping, making sure to leave a 2” tail of twine on the shorter end.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Wrap the twine up and around the herbs at an angle until you reach the top of the herbs.  Then wrap the twine back down and around at the opposite angle as before to form “X’s” on the bundle. Pull the twine as tight as possible as the herbs will shrink a little bit as they dry.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Double knot the twine to the short twine tail you created initially.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Hang the bundles up to dry for 2-3 weeks or until completely dry.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

When ready to burn, place the incense on a heat proof plate, and light the leaves just until they begin to smoke.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

And that’s all there is to it! Who knew incense was so easy to make?! Now you have even more ways to enjoy all that this gorgeous summer nature has to offer indoors!

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles

These summer days my garden is in full bloom and I couldn’t be happier about it! With so many flowers and herbs flourishing, I could sit out there all day long! Recently I, Erin, started racking my brain for more ways to enjoy my garden indoors.

And that’s when I had the idea for this oh so easy DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles! Similar to smudge sticks, you burn them a little at a time, and they fill your home with all the smells of your summertime garden. How perfect is that?!

Make up a bunch this season and give them as gift toppers, housewarming or hostess gifts throughout the year!

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Variety of Herbs: Sage, Cedar, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.

Variety of flowers: Roses, Lavender, etc.

Cotton twine

Scissors

Hanger for drying

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Cut the herbs down to about 6” in length and the flowers anywhere from 2-6” in length.

Cut the herbs down to about 6” in length and the flowers anywhere from 2-6” in length.

Cluster several sprigs of different kinds of herbs together. If using sage, lay the sage down first. The broad, flat leaves are great for holding all the other herbs in. Then lay the flowers on top of the herbs, and lastly top the flowers off with a few more sage leaves.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Cut your cotton twine roughly 5 times the length of your incense. Double knot the twine around the base of the incense grouping, making sure to leave a 2” tail of twine on the shorter end.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Wrap the twine up and around the herbs at an angle until you reach the top of the herbs.  Then wrap the twine back down and around at the opposite angle as before to form “X’s” on the bundle. Pull the twine as tight as possible as the herbs will shrink a little bit as they dry.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Double knot the twine to the short twine tail you created initially.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Hang the bundles up to dry for 2-3 weeks or until completely dry.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

When ready to burn, place the incense on a heat proof plate, and light the leaves just until they begin to smoke.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

And that’s all there is to it! Who knew incense was so easy to make?! Now you have even more ways to enjoy all that this gorgeous summer nature has to offer indoors!

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

Comments

  • Natasha

    08.07.17

    So lovely! I can’t wait until we have space for a garden again.

    • Thank you, Natasha! So glad you like it! :)

  • Metal Beads

    08.08.17

    It is a nice DIY, by giving this bundle we can impress anyone, thanks for sharing.

  • Monique

    08.08.17

    Cool! This is so nice!

    • So glad you like it, Monique! Erin did an amazing job! :)

  • Regina Everman

    08.11.17

    This is such a sweet and wonderful idea for a gift as well as incense. I do have variety of herbs and flowers in my garden that I sometime wonder what to do with and you have just given me the inspiration!

    • Thanks so much, Regina! So happy this gave you some inspiration! :)

  • Mack

    08.16.17

    These are gorgeous! I may have to incorporate them in my wedding decorations. What a beautiful idea!

    • So glad you like them, Mack! And that’s a wonderful idea. Cheers to your big day! :) xo

  • Alana

    08.16.17

    Wow these essences should look wonderful and scented, great creativity

  • Ana lu

    08.16.17

    I wonder if my grandmother will discover this site because her garden is well-flowering and quite fragrant.

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