If you love to cook, nothing’s better than being able to pinch a few herbs from your own personal garden. More than a pretty addition to an outdoor space, having fresh herbs at your disposal will save you money at the grocery store and impress guests at your next dinner party. Convenient and inexpensive, the possibilities are endless. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get crafty because these DIY herb inspirations will have your grandma nodding in approval.

Tea Cup

Finally a use for vintage tea cups! The next time you’re perusing that favorite antique market, make sure to nab a few of these.  Lovely and simple, it’s the perfect way to add a pop color to your herb garden. Have as many or as few as you like, fresh herbs will always come in handy. Keep guests cool with mojitos and fresh mint cultivated right in your backyard.

You will need:

  • vintage teacups
  • potting soil
  • herbs

Wine Bottle

Have one too many empty wine bottles lying around? Instead of tossing them into the recycling bin why not re-purpose them and create this unique wine bottle pot. Sure to grab the attention of guests, not only will you be chef extraordinaire, but the ultimate crafts(wo)man too. Cook up a culinary storm and add a hint of homegrown cilantro for a refreshing mango salad.

For the experienced DIY’er a full video and list of items can be found here.

Shoe Organizer

A fun twist on a vertical planter, a shoe organizer is the perfect solution for a smaller space. Have your choice of herbs, flowers or a combination of both! Ideal for apartment and condo living, it’s a creative way to maximize your outdoor area while having access to fresh herbs. For your next salad, infuse virgin olive oil with rosemary for a delicious dressing.

  • Canvas shoe organizer
  • Potting soil or compost
  • Rod, hooks or nails for hanging
  • Herbs or plants of your choice

Happy planting!