4.14.2011

This is huge...I'm Domestic-ated.


Would you believe me if I told you I made painted these and am growing my own herbs?

Don't answer that. 

Despite popular belief, I did in fact decide to grow my own herbs and paint them, with the help of my cutie-pa-tootie niece Mara. Very domestic and housewife-ish of me, right?!

I know I talk about food and other random things a lot far too often, but today I'm providing you with a DIY: Growing your own herbs! Get excited! 

I spent around $15 for this project...not too shabby if I do say so myself. We had a gift card to Lowe's so I used that for the herbs, but everything else was very inexpensive. Growing your own herbs will also SAVE you money in the long run if you plant ones that you use often! :)



Things you will need: 
-3 terracotta pots (or whichever pots your heart desires)
-3 herbs of choice (I used Basil, Cilantro, and Oregano)
-Acrylic paint in your favorite colors
-Miracle Gro Potting Mix
-Sharpie paint marker
-Paint brushes or the sponge brushes like I used (very cheap)

Step 1: Paint your pots in the colors you picked. I painted the rim on the inside of the pots as well.


...or if you have a really awesome & cute niece like I do, have them help you paint :)

Step 2: Wait until your pots are fully dry and use the Sharpie paint marker to write the names of the herbs on them. 

Step 3: Place your herbs in the bottom of the pot and surround them with soil. Water them thoroughly! 

Easy enough. 

Step 4: Show off your herbies for all to see (and for proof that I can be domestic.) 

ta-da.



It's important that you place your herbs in a place that they will get at least 5-6 hours of sunlight everyday. I put ours on a spot in the corner of our deck. Also, make sure you bring your herbs inside if there is a chance of frost some mornings (if you have random weather like us Ohioans)

You better believe I will be making a TON of Caprese Salads (tomato, basil, and fresh mozz) and using the cilantro in salsa...hurry up my sweet, herbies!


xo. katie

14 comments :

  1. So cute!! I am doing my planting this weekend and I am a little too excited about it! Your pots are too cute!!

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  2. Super cute idea!
    Saw where you are reading "Something Borrowed" now! Love it! Read it twice!

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  3. those are so cute! good luck growing your own herbs!

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  4. They look great! So cute! Good Luck growing your herbs! :)

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  5. What a cute idea! I'm getting some herbs this weekend to plant.

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  6. Very cute! I can't wait to have my own house someday to do this very thing. I talk about it with my boyfriend all the time. I don't know that I could handle a full on garden..but some herbs seem right up my alley! :)

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  7. Awesome project...love that it is practical too! You will adore the fresh herbs in your future recipes :) (not that I speak from too much experience...I planted basil last year and killed it with a 2 weeks...boo me!)

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  8. Great project. Your green grass makes me sick. I have white. Eternal white snow...I whine too often, so I'll stop. Your pots are beautiful and so is your niece!

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  9. Look at you being so domestic, pshhh... I don't know that I'll ever get there, ha! Super cute pots for the herbs, go girl!

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  10. Love this idea, i was just in lowe's this weekend and thinking about buying some mini herb garden. i am horrible at keeping plants alive, but for $15 its definitely worth a try!

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  11. Beautiful idea!!! You are too cute!!! xo

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  12. Oh my goodness, I'm so impressed! This will definitely be on the list of "to-do's" when we move!

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  13. I'm jealous! I SO want to have my own garden/herbs. Congrats to you! You will have much better tasting salads because of it :)

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  14. Impressive! I really need to get some herbs planted. Somehow my chives and cilantro survived the winter and are coming back nice and strong but that is all I have right now. Yours look great!!

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