Sunday was a rainy cold and wet kind of day; an indoor activity was needed. After being so sick last week Araina thought it would be a great idea to make a “Feel Better Wreath.” A wreath full of herbs that “make you feel better.” We went outside and gathered fresh edible herbs: peppermint, thyme, catmint, sage, goldenrod, yarrow, lavender, rosemary, and pink fairy roses.
The Little Ladies pulled out the green styrafoam wreaths and floral pins and started making their “Feel Better Wreaths.”
Both ladies started pinning small bunches of peppermint onto the wreaths. The peppermint makes a great base and smells so good!
Then they added pretty soft colors to the top of the peppermint base; they used herbs that would mix well with peppermint should they want to make a tea from the wreaths in the future.
The wreaths will dry and remain quite pretty. More peppermint might be needed to fill in any bare spots as the herbs dry. Now whenever the flu or the sniffles hit home they can make a cuppa tea by picking the herbs off the wreath (or just a whiff of the wreath could make anyone feel a little better).
The wreaths are 2 days old and starting to dry in the photos above. Fauna’s wreath has the yarrow across the bottom; Araina’s wreath has the goldenrod across the top. I love that they made these themselves and was surprised with how well they balanced the flowers onto the wreaths. What a beautiful and peaceful rainy day activity.