I’ve got a fun little project that you can do in no time and it’s perfect for spring! This DIY Herb Garden is simple and quick, plus you’ll have your very own herbs for cooking.
Grab your favorite herbs and a few mason jars to make this simple DIY herb garden in your kitchen.
I’m so happy to be here again for The Crazy Craft Lady readers! I’m Melissa and I’m the blogger behind Brown Dog Vintage. Last month I shared this DIY Planter Makeover and since I’ve got plants on the brain, it’s a perfect time for this DIY Herb Garden. You can customize this any way you want, with any herbs you like.
DIY Herb Garden
Aside from the herbs, I used supplies I had on hand. The best thing about projects like this, is you can use pots, leftover spaghetti sauce jars, or even mason jars. No fancy equipment needed. I spent about $10 on herbs and that was it! You don’t have to have crazy skills or lots of money to get started with DIY. Projects like this DIY Spring Art or this DIY Crate (which you’ll soon see in this project!) can be made with little to no wood working skills and very little money. Plus you’ll be proud of something you created yourself!
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Supplies for this DIY Herb Garden
How to Make a DIY Herb Garden
- Collect as many jars as you need for your herbs. I used old Mason jars, but spaghetti sauce jars work perfectly too – wash them good and if needed, you can use a little olive oil to get the sticky label residue off .
- Add about an inch or two of rocks/pebbles to the bottom of your jar for drainage. You want to do this so your roots don’t sit in water. I buy bags of rocks from the Dollar Tree for using in planters. Or round them up in your yard if you can.
- Fill the jars with soil leaving room to add your herbs. If you’re starting from seeds, fill it up.
- Loosely separate the roots from the plant and add it to the jar. I had to kind of stuff mine in there since the jar opening was a little smaller than the plant.
- Add more dirt if needed
- Tie a simple wooden tag (you can get these from any craft store) with twine and add to the rim of your jar. I just used a plain old marker to write the names, but you can get fancy if you want.
- Add some water and some sunlight and done! I unfortunately don’t have a window sill so I’m using the DIY crate I made (originally made to hold remotes which clearly no one uses!). I can transport the DIY herb garden outside to get more sun during the day. And that’s it! Easy, simple, and you’ll have herbs all summer!
I chose oregano, basil, and cilantro for the DIY Herb Garden because those are the herbs I use the most when cooking. And they smell amazing! Not bad for a project that cost me about $10 total! Happy Planting!