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Happy Monday, everyone! I’ve always wanted a kitchen herb garden, but was never really sure how to create one! But after some pondering and research (and a little work), I now have a really cute herb garden in my kitchen!
I only planted my herb garden a few weeks ago, and already, my herbs are thriving! My cilantro is especially doing well. (I marked the cilantro “herbs,” since I don’t have a cilantro stencil.)
I planted my herbs in Green Ball Heritage Collection Jars and Purple Ball Jar Ball Heritage Jars. I love the color of those jars! To start my herb garden, I bought packets of cilantro, basil, parsley and chive seeds. I filled the bottom of each Ball jar with a layer of pebbles and added some potting soil on top. I planted my seeds, covering the seeds with a fine layer of potting soil. I added a little water to each jar, being sure not to over water my seeds. I then placed a homemade garden tag in each jar to mark which seeds were planted in which jar.
I made my DIY herb garden markers a few weeks ago — it was a fun project! (Check out my DIY Garden Markers post for the complete tutorial!)
Step Stool to Plant Stand
My plant stand started out as an old step stool that was in my home’s basement. It wasn’t very pretty! Before I got started painting, I sanded the step stool to give the stand a more even surface.
I decided to paint my plant stand with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint to paint a changing table that I converted into a beverage cart last summer. Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint is super easy to work with and has great coverage! A little bit of paint goes a long way. The paint is priced more reasonably than some other chalk paints.
These are the products that I used on my step stool/herb garden stand:
I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – Everlasting for most of the stand — the white chalky finish paint is the main color on my plant stand. For the cute labels that I stenciled on with the Label It Patio Paint Self Adhesive Stencils, I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – Refreshing. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – Delicate to stencil the wording on my stenciled labels. Stenciling my DIY herb garden stand was a fun and easy project!
This is what my plant stand looked like after it was painted and stenciled!
This is a closeup of my step stool turned herb plant stand!
This is what my herbs looked like just before last weekend — they’ve grown quite a bit!
My friend, Carrie, at Curly Crafty Mom, is also sharing her DIY herb garden today! I really love how her herb garden came out! Check out her tutorial on how she personalized her garden tin and garden markers!
This post was shared at the Creative Corner Link Up Party and Talk DIY to Me