May 17, 2010

Mason Jar Herb Garden


I love fresh herbs...who doesn't. What I don't love? Buying them from the grocery store. I decided this year to have my own personal herb garden. I started with some herbs outside, but I also wanted some inside. I was looking around my house for possible planters, when I saw my stock pile of mason jars...yes normal people use them for canning, but I am still a novice at the whole canning thing.

So I bought some of my favorite herb plants (sage, parsley, thyme) and potting soil. Then I took my mason jars and I spray painted them with my new favorite color blue ocean breeze first used in this little craft. It took several coats to get the coverage I wanted. You will want to make sure to only spray paint the outside since you are planting food inside.

After the paint had dried I put some soil in each jar and then transplanted the herbs. Then I stood back and smiled at my cute little Mason Jar Garden.  




These would make lovely gifts. Just pop a label marking which herb is in each jar and tie a bow on it. Anyone would LOVE this present.


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17 comments:

Elle Sees said...

Super cute!

Steph said...

I love this idea! I'm sending it home so I can make this over the weekend :)

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Stockhoff Family said...

Your Mom would love one of those herb gardens!!! Wish you were here:). I guess I will have to do it all by myself. Love ya

Amanda said...

great idea!

Heidi Dyk said...

Great idea, Larissa! Love that blue color too!

affectioknit said...

I love those blue jars!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi larissa! thanks for stopping by my blog! i LOVE these jars- they are so my color as well! did you have to prime them or did the paint just stick well to the glass? i am curious because i would love to try it. i love the herbs! i just planted some mini herb gardens in a couple galvanized buckets i got at the flea market. i love your take!

Larissa said...

Cassie,

You don't have to prime them. The first coat should be just a light covering. Then you can follow with as many coats as you want. It was super easy.

Kristi said...

I love this idea! Do they need any drainage? I worry about that a little. Have you done this before?

Larissa said...

Kristi,

I manage the water pretty well. I have had them planted for several weeks and the drainage issue is fine. However, small pebbles in the bottom should also help the drainage.

This also is not intended to be as long term as planting them outside.

Larissa

JHill said...

So cute. Fresh herbs are the best too!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

tara said...

i want these.

thank you.

ps you're my hero...still...and again

Kristy said...

I absolutely love this idea. I don't have a garden space in our current house..but I am going to use your idea! Thanks :0

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Those are darling! If I had seen this post first I probably would have copied yours! Nice work!

Julie said...

Ok, this is totally cute, simply and just lovely! Thanks!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Too cute! Love that blue!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

that blue makes me happy!
Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

XOXO
Jen

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