Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Herb Garden

Today, I'm going to show you what I did with those terracotta pots from my kitchen renovation. In case you didn't see it a few days ago, click the photo below to check it out!

First I spray painted them with a flat black paint.
After they dried, I started distressing them with sandpaper.
Then I whipped up some epoxy.
and began gluing my letters to the pot. I found these wooden letters at Walmart in the craft section.
It only takes 5 minutes to set, so you have to be quick!

Tip: spell out your words BEFORE you mix the glue. Or else you end up scrambling around like I did!

Then I took out my handy walnut technique glaze, painted it on, then wiped it off.
Add dirt, plant your seeds, and you're ready to go!

I sent my husband to a specialty store to get herbs. Instead, he went to Walmart (.........) and came back with this.
Okay, so the kit does contain packages of herbs, but I really didn't want to spend money on an entire kit. But I wasn't heading back out in the cold, so I figured out a project to use these ugly pots....
...on my next BIG REVEAL (Yep! It's already started!) No...it's not my daughter's room. These ugly pots WILL be painted, and not used for planting. You'll just have to wait and see!


  1. The herb pots took awesome! Another DIY success! Can't wait to see what else you have going on! :)


  2. Very cute idea with the pots. I love fresh herbs in cooking. I just can't grow a plant for the life of me.

  3. Super cute! can't wait to see what you do with those "awesome" pink & purple pots! heh

  4. Very cute!
    You'll love having the fresh herbs. I did something similar (not nearly as cute) a few years ago, and love it.
    Darn- now I need to spruce up my herb garden in the kitchen! LOL

  5. Oh so cute! I love them what a fun idea!
    xx Dawn


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