DIY herb planters for the kitchen

13 Aug

This evening I felt like doing some crafting and one of the few things I could find amid all the boxes (yes, we’re still unpacking…more on why in my next post) was the herb garden set I recently got at an event I attended. Scotts Miracle Gro provided them and I saved it to use after our move. I love the taste of fresh herbs, as well as the way they look in the kitchen.

My inspiration for this idea came from Chris Loves Julia, one of my favorite blogs. Julia created these gorgeous herb planters for their home, and I knew I wanted to DIM {Do It Myself} asap! chris loves julia_herb labels

I love the color of the pot she chose, and her script on the leather is beautiful. I bought very similar pots before our move and was saving them. However, one got broken in the move and today I couldn’t find the other two amid the few boxes we have left to unpack.

I did find two small crocks that I picked up at Crate and Barrel last year though. I bought these on a whim, thinking my husband and I would enjoy having soup in them when we were both home for lunch during the week, but that never really happened. So, when I saw them in a box, I quickly grabbed them and knew they’d work. I decided to use two herb disks from the herb garden package, some twine and an old leather belt that I was able to cut and drill holes in the ends.


IMG_1007The twine came from an old Pier 1 candle, much like this one in the photo above. I save those kinds of things, thinking I can always reuse them for something else. And sure enough…it works perfectly to tie the leather labels onto the pots. I like the little carved wooden beads, too. They really give the final look a nice touch. I used a paint pen to write out the names of the two herbs I’m going to grow.

IMG_1013This was an extremely easy DIY project, and luckily the herb gardens came with the seeds and soil, so I didn’t have to buy very much. Since I was repurposing the soup crocks and twine, this project probably only cost me about $2 (for the paint pen).

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IMG_1015Now, let’s just see if anything grows from my seeds! I don’t exactly have a green thumb…. In fact, I prefer succulents because I don’t have to remember to water them. Speaking of succulents, I planted a few in this little votive holder. They are so pretty, I thought I’d share these, too.


What are your favorite herbs to plant? Do you prefer plants you have to water regularly or something like succulents? Have you come up with a creative way to pot your plants or herbs?





Posted by on August 13, 2013 in DIY, Interior Design


4 responses to “DIY herb planters for the kitchen

  1. rhiannonsinteriors

    August 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I like these a lot!

    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      August 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Thank you! They’re very easy to make, and you could use just about anything as a planter or pot.


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