I’m so super excited to introduce my sister, Adriana, and her Easy Indoor Herb Garden tutorial to the Tried & True family! She is the mother of two boys (my adorable nephews that are often on my Instagram!), a civil engineer by trade, and an all-around amazing sister, woman, and friend. On top of all that, she’s got a great sense of style and a natural eye for beautiful clean lines. Hope you all enjoy her guest post and if we’re really nice, she might just come back and share more of her fun ideas!
I am always looking for inexpensive ways to fill up a space. I thrifted this slatted room divider 5 years ago and while I loved it, the divider stood no chance with two little ones on the loose. So I did the unthinkable…i took a blade to it and cut it in half to use as an indoor wall herb garden. With now four equal pieces I was able to span the length of the wall.
If you don’t happen to have a slatted room divider available, you could always make your own panels with some slats and a staple gun. Not quite as easy as mine, but you’ll have full control of the look and could even customize it! (Vanessa: There were actually three panels but she gave me one to use in my craft room! It’s what I have on my wall to organize the baker’s twine and washi tape.)
To support the weight of the herb garden we purchased two 1″x3″ boards and had them cut the length of our wall, added a fresh coat of white paint to match our wall color and drilled them into the wall studs.
Now it was time for the slats. Due to the thickness of the slats it was absolutely necessary to pre-drill holes in the slats or the wood would quickly split. After all the pre-drilling was complete we nailed the slats to the 1″x3″ boards at the four corners.
Next up was to hang the herbs. The galvanized tins were found at Target for the perfect price of $1.00. The ribbon was removed and replaced with an S hook and cute little herbs were placed in each one. I decided to keep each herb in their original pot to allow for easy water drainage and replacement just in case any of them die.
In two days work, I had my very own indoor herb garden! I love being able to just walk around the corner from my kitchen to the dining room to pick fresh herbs. Now, let’s just hope I can keep them alive!