Here’s something you may or may not know about me, I LOVE DIY projects. I consider myself a pretty crafty person, with handmade cards being ‘my thing.’ Well, when I decided that I wanted to have herb plants in our kitchen I knew I’d have to do something cute with the pots. And I thought it would be fun to share with you guys to give you some inspiration to do your own!
- Herb plants of your choice (I did chives, cilantro, parsley, & basil)
- Enough terra-cotta pots for your herbs
- 2 bottles of acrylic paint (one for the base color & one for writing)
- Paint sponges (for base color)
- Small paint brush (for writing)
- Herb names printed on a sheet of paper
- Soil for planting
Paint your pots! I did one coat of white just on the bottoms of the pots and left the rims unpainted. You of course can do them any way you want! Maybe you want stripes or two different colors, let you imagination run wild!
Now for the words on my pots, I opened a Word document, and typed out my herb names. I then found a font and size I liked, then printed it out (step 1). I cut the words out as close as I could (step 2). Lastly, I shaded the back of each word with a pencil to make transferring them to my pots easier (step 3).
You could also free hand your herb names, but I’m not handy with a paint brush, so I opted for this method!
Next place the word you want on the pot and trace with a pencil. It’s important to press down firmly to get the word to transfer to the pot.
After the words are on the pots, take your other paint color and small paint brush and trace the words with the paint. Then it is time to get to planting!
After you plant your herbs, give them a good water, and bring them inside to have handy in the kitchen!
I placed mine on our kitchen island which will make them within reach to add to a meal! Parsley has already been used on some roasted potatoes and I have plans for the cilantro soon! I love having these on hand to use instead of paying for them at the grocery store. The whole project cost me around $20, which was well worth the investment for the tastiness of fresh herbs!
Do you grow your own herbs?
What’s your favorite way to use fresh herbs?