It’s finally Spring! Can I get a “hallelujah”? Even though the weather here in Florida has stayed around an average of 70 degrees the last 4 months, and we haven’t been craving the Spring warmth as many of you have, Spring still brings about so many other things we have dearly missed, like longer days, fresh flowers, cleaning and organizing, growth, productivity and all around refreshing. In honor of the new season, this week I’ve paired with a few special ladies to bring you all a series of DIY blog posts to “Freshen Up Your Spaces for Spring.” We will each be sharing a post to get you in the Spring spirit and help inspire you to freshen up your space, no matter how big or small.
My favorite thing to do each Spring is to plant a handful of fresh flowers and herbs. Herbs are especially my favorite because they add a beautiful touch of greenery to your kitchen or patio, and best of all they are functional. When plant herbs I pick ones I use often, like basil and rosemary, and this year I’m going to try my hand my mint. Fingers crossed I can keep this one alive! I’ve had it for a week, and it’s almost died on me twice now… So we shall see.
A few years ago I had a hard time finding affordable pots, and honestly still do, so I DIYed myself a few “punny” herb pots. They’ve been one of my favorite easy and affordable DIYs to date, so I wanted to recreate them to share with you all. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a sucker for a cute pun!
I went to Home Depot and bought terracotta pots in a variety of sizes, picked out a few herbs I know I will use often, and then went back to Home Depot for a second trip because I forgot potting soil. (One of these days I will get my mind together and be better at remembering things!)
I painted the pots using my favorite Martha Stewart craft paint in Cloud and Lake Fog from Michael’s. I love the colors she has in her line. They are so all so pretty, so it was hard to choose, but when in doubt I revert back to blue and neutrals. I painted three coats on each pot. The paint dried in a matter of a few minutes, so overall it took me under thirty minutes to paint them.
Once the pots were completely dry, I stamped my herb puns on my pots using mini letter stamps I found at Joanne’s and a permanent ink pad.
I planted my herbs in their punny pot, and there you have it! The cutest little DIY herb pots. These took me under an hour to make and are very budget friendly. These would be so fun to make as mother day gifts or teacher’s gifts, or would be a great afternoon activity to do with the kids. I placed my pots out on my patio table. They add the perfect pop of Spring green and are right there when I need them for my favorite dinner dish or cocktail.
And as promised, here are a few other ideas to freshen up your space this Spring! These lovely ladies are so talented, and have so many ideas on their blogs. Hop over to check them out and see the links below for more refreshing Spring ideas!
DIY Farmhouse Sign – Beau Place Like Home
Easy Accent Wall – By the Poole
DIY Farmhouse Shelf – Rusty Barn Blog
Spring Flower Bouquets – Calling All Creators
Until next time DIYers. Thanks for reading!