This is a quick and easy DIY project that gives back! Pick some of your favorite herbs and make your own DIY Indoor Herb Garden! All you need are a few basic supplies and your herbs and then sit back and watch them grow. Growing your own herbs, plus it’s pretty cute, this project is a simple DIY that anyone can do.
It’s the time of year when food is fresher (thank you farmers markets!), salads are in full force, and fresh herbs will certainly come in handy. Nothing against their dried counterparts – I use dried herbs all the time, but why not grow your own? You don’t need a sprawling garden or a ton of space. Pick your faves and get going!
DIY Indoor Herb Garden
You don’t need a ton of supplies for this project and you can use any pots or jars you like. I generally keep spaghetti sauce jars, mason jars, and similar things for crafts, vases, and projects. The real bonus is I only spent about 10 bucks for the whole project! 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!
Supplies for DIY Indoor Herb Garden
- jars (preferably something with a wider mouth so you can get your herbs in it)
- potting soil
- tray/crate or anything you want to put your jars in, or just pop them in a window sill if you have it
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 use 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 I, unfortunately, don’t have a window sill so I’m using the DIY crate I made (originally made to hold remotes which clearly no one uses!). And I can transport the DIY herb garden outside to get more sun during the day.
I chose oregano, basil, and cilantro 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 and I won’t have to buy herbs all summer! Happy Planting!
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