This post is part of The Craft Challenge. If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, you can read about it here.
While deciding what I wanted to make for the Spring portion of The Craft Challenge, I kept coming back to flowers. But I didn’t want to use flowers because I painted them last week. What’s more Spring-y than flowers?
I’ve wanted an herb garden for a long time, and Spring is a good time to buy herbs. I also enjoy painting so putting the two together seemed like a no-brainer. So, an indoor herb garden it is.
Making everything was the easy part. Keeping the herbs alive is going to be a bit harder. I’ve never kept anything green for more than a month, so we’ll see how this goes. I’ll keep you updated.
Things You Will Need:
Sharpie paint markers
You will also need herbs (which you can buy at a greenhouse for about $5 each) and some potting soil. The lady I talked to at the greenhouse recommend Gardner’s Gold brand.
Tape off the top half of your planter so the paint stays below the rim.
Start painting your planters. I chose a variety of bright colors to add some pop to my living room.
Paint your labels onto the planters. I chose to do some hand lettering of each herb I chose with a minimalist design.
Make sure they have a good drainage system and you’re good to go! Set them on a sunny windowsill and water them when the soil feels dry.
I can’t wait to be able to use them for cooking and tea!
Let me know what you think! Did I choose a good Spring craft?
If you’d like to see the last challenge, check out the Yarn Craft Challenge. The other bloggers’ crafts are linked at the bottom of the post.
The Craft Challenge Participants
Thanks for reading 🙂 Happy Crafting!
9 thoughts on “Spring Craft: DIY Herb Garden Painted and Labeled Planters”
These turned out great! Every time I paint pots the paint bubbles and flakes off when I water the plants :/
Thank you so much! Oh, try using outdoor acrylic paint. You can find it at any craft store. That’s what I’ve been using and my pots still look like they did when I stated.
I definitely will- thanks for the tip!
No problem! Hopefully that helps.
Thats my summer taken care of, these look brilliant!
Aww, that’s so nice of you! I really appreciate it. You should definitely give these a shot. Make sure you use outdoor paint and not the typical canvas paint or it will flake off.
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