Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Herb Markers

herb garden

One of my favourite things about summer cooking is the availability of fresh herbs! I love to grow our favourite herbs in our garden so that we always have what we need on hand. For us, Basil and Cilantro are tops, but we also enjoy Dill, Rosemary and Mint. In the off season, I like to keep a pot of basil in the kitchen to add to salads and pasta. Now that the warm weather is coming, I thought I would put together a small herb garden that can easily be moved outdoors for summer. This little garden would be a great gift idea of Mother's Day or even for your child's teacher at the end of the school year!


I found this adorable galvanized steel planter set at the dollar store and knew that it would be perfect for the project. I had an idea for some DIY herb markers as well, so I purchased one sheet of small white tiles from The Home Depot. The other supplies included clothespins, washi tape, a sharpie and some potted herbs.

herb garden

To make the herb markers, I cut out letter stencils with my silhouette, spray glued them to the tile, and filled in each letter using a black sharpie. The stencils peeled off of the tile easily.

herb garden

Next, I carefully wrote the full name of each herb along the bottom of the tile and then used hot glue to attach them to a clothespin. 

herb garden

I added some washi tape to the planter tray, popped the plants in the pots and attached the herb markers!

herb garden

herb garden

I am absolutely in love with this little herb garden! I had planned on gifting it to someone, but I think I may need to make a few more! The whole project only took about thirty minutes! I'm wondering what other items could use a new little tile label!

herb garden

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5 comments:

  1. Leanne, I love these! I must confess - when I first saw the picture, I saw "B" and "C" - I wasn't sure why it was ABC... NOW I see what was really going on - I LOVE THESE! SOOOOO CUTE!! =) Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party this week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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    1. Thanks again for linking this up at the Pinterest Power Party! This post is being featured tomorrow! =) Hope you'll come back and link up again!

      Danielle
      SewMuchCrafting.com

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  2. I love this idea! So cute with the capital letter on the tile and then the full name written underneath! Thanks for sharing at the Pin Junkie party ~ PIN'd! =)

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  3. Leanne - I've been meaning to get over here to let you know how much I love these little herb markers....every time I see them in blogland I think "I really need to stop by and let Leanne know!" Anyway....nice work! Hope you have a great Mother's Day weekend!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  4. Such a cute idea! Love the use of the tiles idea ...

    :) Linda

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