Monday, May 9, 2011

DIY Herb Garden

How about a great thrifted herb garden?


I had the perfect box, thank you Goodwill!
I painted it black...


and printed out the word "herbs" from my computer...


I transferred the word to the box using graphite paper...
(This is a step up for me, I usually use the "scribble with pencil" on the back approach...)


Then I hand-painted the word...



Next I distressed and antiqued the box...


I used copper plant markers to identify the herbs and some
Spanish Moss to cover the plastic I used to line the box.



Beautiful!



Summer fun and summer flavor!

Susan



43 comments:

  1. That turned out great, Susan! I have got to try that graphite transfer method. I am no freehand painter, so it would be great if that would work for me. Love the tote ~ great Goodwill find! I am not surprised that she loved it. I'm sure she'll think of you everytime she looks at it or cuts some herbs for cooking.

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  2. Another great idea! Very, very nice!

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  3. What a great gift Susan, and you planter box turned out awesome!! Martina

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  4. What a neat idea! I love it and I'm sure she did too!

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  5. Such a thoughtful gift. One that will keep giving for months to come, and so useful too. Maybe she will invite you over when she prepares a great meal using some of the herbs. Love how the box turned out also.

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  6. I would love this, too...what a great gift - that will keep on giving!!

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  7. I love this! I'm your newest follower now!

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  8. Coming over from Craft Couture- What a great Idea- I'm filing this away in my idea file!

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  9. that is awesome, i would have done the scribble method too! lol didn't even know about graphite paper. thanks for sharing this at my party!!

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  10. Very cute idea! What a great Mother's Day gift.

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  11. That looks great!
    Thanks for linking this up to my Organize Mission Monday link party.
    Thanks for your tutorial on how to fix the no-rely thing, but even though my settings are as you say... it doesn't work for me.
    But I do like comment sections like yours that let me put in my email and url instead of just linking it up to Google.

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  12. what a brilliant idea!!
    i want so badly to plant my own herbs this year but i just don't see it happening. but i'll keep this in mind

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  13. You did a wonderful job with the planters box and what a lovely gift!

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  14. This turned out great! I think I must make one for myself!

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  15. I love herbs and the way you planted them in your beautiful box is just perfect!
    xo
    Robin

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  16. Wow! I need to check out Goodwill more often, your box is great! I love that you put an herb garden in it, I'm sure your mom loved it. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is so cute! What a great idea, I love that it has it's own handle. I'd love for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-thrifty-thursday-15.html
    ~Michelle

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  18. I can't believe you hand painted the letters! They look so good! The whole thing is just beautiful.

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  19. The pencil on the back approach is my poision too! Love your herb garden...I am pinning this for mother's day projects for next year!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  20. What a bright and beautiful day to join a blog hop!

    Just popping by to say hello and follow your blog!

    I'm Kat the author/editor of The Vivification of Mrs. Moment (MrsMoment.Com). VMM is a A blossoming community of storytellers weaving true tales about fleeting moments that touch our lives in incalculable ways. Plus, excerpts from my odd little life.

    Stop by, get involved, tell a story, and follow back. We love to welcome new writers into our community.

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  21. Love it!!!

    I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  22. LOVE this idea!!! It is definitely going on my to-do list! Thanks SO much for linking up! Just wanted to let you know I am changing Inspire Me Mondays to Summer Lovin' Saturdays! It begins tonight :) I hope you have a great weekend! :)
    Crysta
    http://www.homemakerinheels.com

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  23. I featured this on the Glitter Friday Spotlight!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/glitters-friday-spotlight-5-13-11.html
    xoxo
    Kelly

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  24. I love it, so cute! Thanks for linking up to Weekend Warrior.


    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  25. That is such a great idea and I love that box. Thanks for linking to the party.

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  26. How sweet - I'm sure it made a lovely gift!

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  27. Thanks again. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this today on my Organizing Mission Monday link party! Please stop by and pick up the "Proud To be Featured...." button on my sidebar.
    Thanks!

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  28. This is such a cute idea! I love your execution of it! Great job.

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  29. I didn't know they were still making graphite paper. Thanks for the tip!

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  30. This turned out absolutely beautiful! I always WANT to make an herb planter. I just need to do it--now you have reinspired me. : )
    I shared this post/tutorial on my Friday Favorites (posted today on Tuesday due to Blogger issues last week). Thanks for the beautiful idea!

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  31. That's a great gift idea! Glad she loved it!
    gail

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  32. This is such a great idea! Who couldn't use a little "spice" in their life?!?!? I shared on Dittle Dattle Facebook :D

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  33. This turned out fabulous!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
    Hugs,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  34. I've put together a round up of fun garden crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-garden-ideas/

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  35. Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursdays this week! love this antiqued carrier you shared! i'm sure she adored it! xoox, tracie

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  36. I love it if you want to do one for me also:)

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  37. Love it!!! I've been thinking about starting an herb garden in a wire basket....I need to stop thinking and do it...:-)
    Great post!

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  38. that looks adorable! it would make an awesome gift!

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  39. Stopping in from the CSI Summer Link Up. What a great little garden!

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  40. How nice, I have a little wooden caddy like that, time to get busy.

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  41. Excellent idea for a herb garden, especially is you are short on outside space.

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