Craft Lightning: Simple Herb Garden

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | May 14, 2013 | 19 Comments »

Welcome to the Better Half as we join in the Craft Lightning fun by making a super quick and simple herb garden! If you love crafts but don’t have a ton of time, also be sure to check out more of our fabulous 5 Minutes or Less Crafts, like easy succulent gardens and apothecary jars.

Craft Lightning Herb Garden - OPC The Better Half

I’ve been toying with the idea of a herb garden for a while. Ethan built a planter and herb garden for my mom last year and I have been itching for my own ever since. But, we’ve been so busy with other projects, I didn’t have the time to build another one.

Fortunately, I was shopping at Walmart (buying crap I don’t need) and found this set of three pots in a metal tray for $10! Super cute and a great price! I found them in the craft isle, surprisingly.

Walmart Planter - OPC The Better Half

I also picked up some herbs for around $3 each. I thought I was buying basil, mint, and rosemary but realized when I was plating them that I bought cilantro instead of basil. oops. lol!

Herbs -  OPC The Better Half

Once home, I busted out my handy-dandy Silhouette, and whipped out some labels on orange vinyl.

Silhouette Settings - OPC The Better Half

Once I peeled off the excess vinyl, I placed packing tape over the letters. Who needs expensive transfer paper when you have packing tape!?

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Packing Tape - OPC The Better Half

Packing tape on vinyl letters - OPC The Better Half

I then removed the packing tape from the backing and the vinyl comes off easily. I centered the words on the tins, pressed firmly, then removed the tape!

Remove packing tape - OPC The Better Half

vinyl on tin planters - OPC The Better Half

Finally, I took it all outside and planted the herbs! woo hoo!

Planting Herbs - OPC The Better Half

And finally, done! I’m hoping herbs aren’t that much work – I oscillate between never water my plants and watering them too much. Hopefully I don’t treat Ethan that way. lol.

So, how knows lots about gardening (because I am seriously just winging it)? Where is the best place for my herbs? I will like to keep them inside but all my windows ha UV protectant on them and I forget to take care of them if I put them outside. HELP!

Simple Herb Garden - OPC The Better Half

Be sure to follow along with all the other fun Craft Lighting Projects this month and thanks to Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minutes Crafts for letting me join in on the fun!

What do you think? What’s your favorite craft lighting project?

Thanks so much for reading along my simple herb garden,

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