30 Sep

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

Not only is this DIY Herb Garden super easy & inexpensive – it utilizes “up-cycled” yogurt containers and makes for a thoughtful, homemade hostess gift – or individually as eco-friendly party favors! Just use your favorite fabric and ribbon to customize the containers to your own party, kitchen, or a loved one’s kitchen.

Amber Lay walks you through the simple step by step process of making your own mini herb garden below. In addition to providing quick access to fresh herbs to your meals, it’s also easy enough for little helpers and great way to keep kids entertained for a bit too…no television required =). Who knows… it may even spark their interest in helping with the actual cooking!

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

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UPCYCLED MINI HERB GARDEN

{by Amber Lay}

MATERIALS:
– Ceramic Platter of your choice
– Scrap Fabric & Ribbon that coordinates with the platter colors
– 3 of your favorite herb or spice plants
– 3 Empty Yogurt Containers
– Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
– Scissors

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
Take your scrap fabric and cut it into strips that are big enough to wrap around your empty yogurt containers. Secure in place with hot glue. My scraps were not long enough to wrap all the way around the container so I layered until the entire container was covered. This added some extra texture.

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

2. Once you have wrapped all of your yogurt containers in fabric, embellish them by tying your scrap ribbon around the top half of the container and fasten with a simple knot. Then cut the end of the ends of the ribbon at a 45 degree angle.

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

3. Next place your potted herbs directly in the decorated yogurt containers.

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

4. Arrange all 3 planted herbs on your platter and place in your kitchen near a window. This way they will get ample sunlight but will also be in a convenient spot when you are cooking and want to add some fresh herbs.

DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Mini Herb Garden

5. Coordinate the platter, fabric & ribbon you choose with the colors and textures in your kitchen for a custom look.  You can also take this to a house warming party or even use it as gift for a hostess at a dinner party just match your selections with their tastes and colors.

CARE:
Water as instructed by the labels on each herb. You can easily remove the herb from the yogurt container to empty the drainage water.

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AMBER LAY graduated from San Diego State with a Bachelors in Art and Design. In addition to assisting with Editorial and Styling at HWTM, she runs Amber Lay Events and coordinates events in both Northern and Southern California.

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MonogrammedEverything! SAYS:

My son has been begging me to grow food of some kind LOL, maybe we can give this a shot first! I don’t have the greenest of thumbs!

Reply September 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

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