Tag Archives: herbs

Plant Stakes {Name That Herb}

I was in Walgrens the other day and spotted some white plastic garden stakes; 10 for $1.49.  They were perfect for my herb pots.

Plant Stakes

I used a black sharpie for the herb name and assorted colors of painter pens to outline each stake.

My three-tier herb planter from last summer needed a few new plants.  I also did a pot on either side of it filled with herbs.  They all have such lovely smells.





verbena and tarragon

rosemary 1

What have you been doing in your garden?  Happy Friday!


Ribbon Tape Decorated Pots

Here’s the question.  What would you do with $20.00, a rainy bleak and dreary day, and a craft store coupon?  Head to Michaels, right?  And that’s what I did.  I decided I needed to add a bit color to my family room bookshelf.

Michaels doesn’t carry washi tape per say.  They call it ribbon tape so I picked some up using my 40% off regular price coupon.  I also picked up 2 faux herb pots. (Sorry about the pic.  Cell phone + gray day is not a good combo).

2 Before


I first tried to surround one of the pots with some small square mirrors I already had.  I used gorilla glue to adhere them to the four sides.  It was a total bomb.  The shape of the pot wasn’t square so there were big gaps in between the mirrors . It looked totally ugly and because the glue is so good, I tried, but the mirrors were there to stay.  Ribbon tape to the rescue.  I just covered the mirrors with it.  I used 2 different tapes for each pot and here’s how they turned out.

2 together


Pink 1

Pink 2 Pink 4

Black 1

Black 2 Black 3

The total cost was approximately $16.00.  That’s not counting the mirrors that I already had and wasted. I guess that’s not too bad when you need to add a bit of brightness on a gray rainy day in Seattle.

Do you ever just get the urge to just make something?  Do you normally have all your “ingredients” or do you need to run to the store?

Happy Monday!


DIY – Herb Planter, 3 Tier

I love the smell of herbs, especially when there right outside the door of my kitchen planted in cute pots.

Herb Planter

This was simple and took a very short time to do.  I used 3 pots that were stored in my house and garage, spray paint by Rust Oleum in Marigold yellow and gloss blue.

The big pot is one I purchased from Rite Aid at least 5 years ago, if not more.  Here’s a close up, love the hummingbirds.

Hummer pot

Item List

I punched holes in the bottom with a nail and hammer before filling with dirt.  I spray painted the brown plastic part, a discard from my neighbor, got a dose of Marigold yellow.  The small metal tin was on of a 5 pack that was in the clearance aisle at Target last summer.  I used blue tape to identify some stripes and pained those gloss blue and also punched holes in the bottom.  Fill all pots with dirt and place on top of each other.  Choose your herbs and have fun!

Top  – lavender

Middle – lemon verbena and Greek oregano

Bottom – cilantro, curry and sage

Here’s some additional pictures…


house view Side view

close up

top view Herb Planter

What kind of herbs do you plant?