While some plants need to grow outside (can you imagine growing a watermelon or giant pumpkin on your windowsill?!), herbs are particularly awesome because you can grow them almost anywhere.
Inside? Yep. Outside? Yep. Greenhouse? Yep. Windowsill? Yep.
Plus, they smell incredible and take your cooking to that “oh wow, should I give up my job and become a chef?” level.
In other words, we 💚 herbs.
And we 💚 DIY projects, too.
So this week, we thought we’d scour the internet for some awesome ways that people have made DIY planters for their herbs.
1. Upcycled Lotion Bottle Planters
This idea is super simple and very green. Just grab your used shampoo bottle, cut it in half, give it a good wash out and then treat it to a lick of paint in your favorite colour! Then, add some soil and your herb plant and voila! The perfect way to add a splash of colour and help save the planet!
Idea via Upcycled Lotion Bottle Planters
2. Hanging Garden Shelf
Now we’ll admit this idea isn’t the cheapest or easiest on the list, but it looks awesome!
Grab some 3/4 inch pine boards, rope, and zip ties and some 3″ to 4″ inch pots. Drill holes for the rope in the boards and cut holes to fit the pots, then get to putting this awesome hanging shelf together.
(We suggest giving these boards a nice finish stain one you’ve made all your cuts. Once you’re done, you can hang this in your kitchen, on your patio, balcony or wherever suits them best.)
Idea via Hanging Garden Shelf
3. Mason Jar Garden
Cheap, trendy and Pinterest-ready? Count us in!
We know you have some mason jars that are soon to be empty of your favourite pasta sauce, so treat yourself to a carby feast! Then give the post a good old wash out, fill them with organic soil, pebbles and get planting!
Idea via Mason Jar Garden
4. Upcycled Plastic Water Bottle Garden
If you don’t have the time to water your plants on a weekly basis, then this is fantastic way to grow healthy herbs. All you need is a water bottle, organic soil, a sharpie, scissors, and your herb plant. Once you’re done, you’ll have green, healthy herbs all week round, even if you’re run off your feet.
Idea via Upcycled Plastic Water Bottle Garden
5. Kitchen Tea Pots, and Mug Garden
If your Plantables box arrives, and you don’t have any pots, then don’t panic! Just look in your kitchen cupboards for some old mugs, teacups, or jars! They’ll do just fine! (Or you can pop to your local thrift store and search for some retro mugs and teapots, if you want to make it extra-Instagramable.)
We really want to plant our herbal tea plants in a tea pot now…
Idea via Kitchen Tea Pots, and Mug Garden
6. Hanging Wall Herb Decor Garden
Just like idea #3, this is another way to turn your plants into wall-hanging decor! (Who needs photos, right?!)
You’ll need: river pebbles or rocks, organic soil, a tin bowl, glue, and a plastic sheet. That’s it! Easy peasy!
Idea via Hanging Wall Herb Decor Garden
7. Clothespin Barrel Planter
We love this easy and creative idea! It looks just like a mini wooden barrel but made of clothes pegs. Wicked smaht.
Idea via Clothespin Barrel Planter
8. Spice and Vegetable Hanging Rack Kitchen Garden
Here’s a neat twist on the typical herb rack. Rather than using the rack for glass pots of dried herbs, why not gut your herb rack, fill it with soil and plants and hang it on your wall? It looks a gajillion times better. And smells a gazillion times better. (We definitely didn’t make those numbers up.)
9. Metal Pots Kitchen Garden
If you want a super easy, cheap and Pinterest-worthy garden, this is right up your alley. You can find most of these metal pots, clothes hangers, and even tags at your local dollar store, then you just have to get creative with calligraphy and make some cute tags to place with your pots. (Or you can stick to the labels provided with your Plantables plants ;))
Idea via Metal Pots Kitchen Garden
10. Old Box Planter
Plan to move your herbs from inside to outside and back again? This rustic and easy to build a planter box makes it easy to move your herbs around to make the most of the moving light.
Just find an old wooden crate (or box that may be laying around) or pick one up at Homesense, Walmart or even your local thrift store. All you have to do is create some dividers for the perfect distance between the plants, dig them in and wait for the magic to happen!
Idea via Old Box Planter
Have you got an idea for a planter that we missed? Snap a picture, upload to Instagram and tag us! We’d 💚 to see them!