Having an indoor herb garden in your kitchen is a dream for anyone that loves to cook. I personalized my own indoor kitchen herb garden using an inexpensive tray I found at the thrift store and a few pre-potted plants from my local grocery store. Thrift store upcycles are not only creative, but they also add a one of a kind piece to your home plus tons of character. I decided to make a farmhouse style indoor herb garden to match my kitchen decor. Here is how I did it using paint and custom decals I made with StyleTech Craft Vinyl.
DIY Indoor Herb Garden – Pin It For Later!
What can you use for an indoor herb garden?
That is the cool thing about a DIY herb garden, you can use just about anything that you want to plant your herbs in. As long as you are able to drill a few holes in the bottom for draining, just about anything with a wide enough opening can be turned into your own personal herb garden.
With a little paint, you can update the color. With a little StyleTech Craft vinyl, you can personalize it with anything you like.
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Upcycle Your Thrift Store Finds
Thrift stores can be the perfect place to find great home decor at affordable prices. Sure, some things may be outdated, or look a little rough around the edges. Nothing a little paint and your own personal touch can’t fix. I found this condiment tray a few weeks ago at the thrift store. Originally I bought it to use as a desk organizer, not realizing the cups were a little short to hold pens and pencils. Then a lightbulb went off, and I realized I could finally have my indoor herb garden if I gave this condiment tray a quick upcycle.
How To Make Your Own Indoor Herb Garden
Once you find your favorite piece to use as the planter itself, pretty it up a bit with paint, designs or craft vinyl. The farmhouse look is so in right now. My kitchen is still a work in progress, but we are slowly transforming it from blah to ooh la la! I started with the new wall treatment, added in a few decor pieces like the mini boxwood wreath. This indoor kitchen herb garden will fit right in with the new design.
Using a good quality spray paint, I spray painted 3 coats of bright white to cover all of that bright blue metal. Once that was completely dry, I made a few holes in the bottom of the cups with a hammer and nail. If you have a drill with a good metal drill bit, that would also work well.
I also added a few dry brush strokes to give it some character and an aged look. Just dip the end of a dry brush into a bit of acrylic paint. Wipe off almost all of the wet paint, and lightly brush the surface leaving just s little paint behind. This will look like the pot is worn and aged.
Personalize Your Decor Using Vinyl and Your Cricut
It’s no secret that I love adding a personal touch to my decor and my craft projects using my Cricut Explore and StyleTech Craft Vinyl. There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating your own style.
Using Cricut Design Space
With over 60,000 images in Cricut Design Space database, you are sure to find something that you love. You can add designs or characteristics to your DIY projects. Or simply add some fancy text as I did on the Indoor Herb Garden. The font I chose was on my system already and is called Elephant.
I started by resizing the numbers 1 – 4 so they fit perfectly on each planter tub. I used StyleTech Craft Glossy Vinyl in black. The glossy vinyl is a permanent vinyl and will stand up well to the water and use of the indoor garden.
You can’t have a fun new garden without a few colorful plant stakes. What better color than teal to make them stand out. I used the Elephant font for the herb names as well. I used large craft sticks that I already had for the garden stakes. Gave them one coat of teal blue on both sides and a coat of black around the edges. I used StyleTech Craft Glossy vinyl in black on the stakes too. Just in case they get a little wet when watering.
If your thumb is not quite so green (like mine) you can purchase herbs ready to go at your local grocery store. I found basil and parsley at Walmart! Since they are the 2 herbs I use the most, I was thrilled to get them ready to plant into my new Indoor Herb Garden.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how we upcycled our thrift store tray into our very own Indoor Herb Garden. If you have created your own from an unconventional source, I would love to hear about it. Drop me a note in the comments below, or give us a shout on social media!
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