This indoor herb planter looks beautiful and was super simple to put together. Ridiculously so – I’m almost ashamed to share it and feel like I should add some extra steps to make it seem more complicated. But no – these Lowe’s posts are all about sharing how you can create super useful things that look fabulous on a tight budget and goodness knows we could all use more information about that, right?
Since we are in the middle of polar-vortex-of-freezing-doom I made this on my kitchen table – hence the indoor photos and cardboard boxes lining the top of my kitchen table. But I turned a simple organization basket and pack of cheap wooden shims into an indoor planter that is beautiful and able to be personalized in a snap.
Wooden shims are thin wooden wedges used in carpentry. But they are inexpensive, super fun, and useful for a variety of DIY purposes. In this case I cut one shim in half to create two wooden plant tags. I drilled a smallish hole (3/16) into the thickest end of each piece. I couldn’t decide between the Valspar chalk spray paint (always a winner) or one of the gorgeous Valspar Signature Paint color.
In the end I decided to show the two tags in both ways so I painted one with the Valspar chalkboard spray paint, and the other with the gorgeous deep red, Valspar’s Posh Red color. With the sample pack I had more than enough and it cost less than $3! You could match the wooden plant tags to the color scheme of the home/room where you plan to use the herb garden, or use the chalkboard paint if you are giving it as a gift and unsure of the recipient’s color scheme.
Let the paint dry completely and then write a love note or plant name on the wooden tags. Tie it with rustic twine to keep with the effect. You could give herb and flower seeds, a pair of gardening gloves, and a cute spade. Or, if you have access to potted plants, include a pretty houseplant inside when you give it!
Nothing brings life to a kitchen area, especially in the dreary winter, like some green growing things and bright colors. This centerpiece will bring a literal breathe of fresh air to your home or make a fabulous gift.
Disclosure – I was provided gift cards for Lowe’s as part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogging Team to purchase materials for this and other projects. All ideas, photos, and opinions are original and my own. Subscribe to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine for more great DIY ideas or follow Lowe’s on Pinterest and Facebook.