Ginger Snap Crafts: diy garden pots {tutorial}

diy garden pots {tutorial}

Oh yah…I have been enjoying the wonderful spring weather this week!
After a very rainy spring break we have had nothing but sunshine this whole week.
I finished up my flower pots & window boxes in the back yard. Yay!
We’ve got the garden planted, and our sunflowers are taking off!
One thing new I wanted to try this year is planting some herbs.

herb garden pots
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I was inspired by this post at Drops in the Bucket
to make my own {DIY} garden pots for my herbs.
This was super easy!

You’ll need:
flower pots
chalkboard labels & chalk
herbs & dirt

herb pot supplies

First I just applied my chalkboard vinyl labels to my pots.
{For more detailed instructions on how to apply vinyl go here.}
chalkboard labels on flower pot chalkboard pot

The vinyl came off nice & easy.  Tip: Make sure you smooth out any bubbles.

planting herbs

Then you plant your herbs!

flower pots

Of course, I’ll probably have to replant
them in a few weeks as they {hopefully!} grow,
but for now I LOVE my little herb garden. Smile

Now just for the fun of it (& since it’s FrIdAy- wahoo!)
I’ll send the first 3 people who comment
on this post a set of 3 chalkboard labels
so you can make your own herb garden, too!
{Make sure I have a way to contact YOU!}

UPDATE:  I had several ask where I got my labels.
You can find them in my etsy shop, here.

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  1. Yeh! I hope I am one of the first. While I was reading this fab project, I was wondering where I could get those labels! Woo Hoo!!

  2. yeah! i love these labels :0

  3. These are SO cute!! Do you sell the cute labels??

  4. I pinned this about 15 minutes ago - already got 40 plus repins, everyone loves this idea! The vinyl chalkboard is fabulous!!!

  5. I love these, Ginger! I had the exact idea except I bought silver buckets from Target's $1 spot. I plan on getting some herbs for them this weekend. BTW how did I not know you had an etsy shop? That's awesome! :)

  6. Thanks for all the comments & for pinning this! Thank you, thank you!
    Yes, I sale these labels in my etsy shop. :)

  7. So cute, Ginger! Did you plant those herbs from seeds? Because all I have right now are 2 little basil sprouts...definitely lame...;)

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I tried to plant some from seeds...but mine died. :( So these I bought at Lowes. :)

  9. How fun!!! I have yet to use my chalkboard labels that I won in a giveaway from you... Maybe this is what I'll do! :)

  10. Those labels are awesome...I love your herb pots! I wish it would stop raining so I could plant something :)

    Have a great weekend!


  11. I love the look of the labels on the pots! A great color contrast! I did something very much like this on a watering can. Both our projects would look so cute together! LOL!

  12. Such a great idea and looks so good! I would love to start my own little herb garden! Maybe one day!

    I would love for you to stop by and link up to our Naturally-Nifty Party!

  13. I have wanted to try this FOREVER!! So fun to have your own herb garden!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  14. Hello I found your blog through the notjustahousewife link party.
    I love what you did, and those labels are really cool. I just planted my own vegetables and did something similar, but instead of getting the labels I just painted the pots with chalkboard paint and wrote on them using a chalkboard pen. Here is the post would love it if you check it out.

    Take Care


  15. Hello, found your blog last night and your great tutorials! I linked to this project in a post today:

    The blog hop is a great idea, too - hope to join in this month!