Indoor Herb Garden

March 21, 2014 by Jenny Melrose
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“The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.”

I am so jealous of people who are seeing signs of Spring already.  There’s still snow on the ground here in NY so in order to get my Spring fix I started my first indoor herb garden.  I was inspired by National Craft Month and the Spring trend with the color of the year, radiant orchid and trudged out into the snow to spray paint some ugly clay pots.  Luckily, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.  This simple indoor herb garden comes together easily and it makes the perfect table centerpiece or favor gift idea for a Garden Party.

Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor Herb Garden
I just recently got the spray paint bug.  I love how it quickly and efficiently transforms a surface.  I used it last year in our Easy Planter Makeover with a gorgeous blue.  This year I went with the color of the Spring season, Radiant Orchid.  You would laugh your butt off if you saw me outside doing it though.  Why you ask?  Well, there’s still a foot of snow outside.  Luckily, this wasn’t only comical, but makes clean up a cinch.  I simply laid my clay pots on top of the frozen tundra and sprayed them.

Indoor Herb Garden Growing

I added chalkboard labels that are stickers so that I wouldn’t get confused with my herbs.  I found Rosemary and Lime Thyme at my local garden center.  Yep, it was open, but only because it also sells all sorts of delectable cheeses and fine cut meats.  I even had the opportunity to grab a bite to eat while I was there so it was a nice afternoon all to myself, which are rare these days.

Indoor Herb Garden Potted

Once I got the herbs home and the planters had dried I transposed them into my planters.  Since there’s still not a ton of sunlight yet in NY, I decided that the perfect place for the herbs was my dining room table.  I placed them in my trustee planter that I have a tendency of using for the majority of my Spring projects.

Indoor Herb Garden Planting

They fit perfectly.  The best part is that the pop of purple in my dining room now.  It screams Spring and makes me so happy every time I walk into my dining room.  They are just the perfect centerpiece.  Plus, they would be the perfect Easter gift to give your guests after Easter Dinner.

Indoor Herb Garden Table Centerpiece

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  • Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

    Great idea. Where did you find the chalkboard labels?

    • Jenny Melrose

      You can find the chalkboard labels at Michaels. I believe mine were actually from Staples and are part of the Martha Stewart line.

  • the cape on the corner

    yep, still waiting for spring here in PA, too. prepare yourself for more snow, b/c i heard it’s in the forecast.

    this year i will be doing an herb garden, so i’m looking for some inspiration. thanks!

    • Jenny Melrose

      I’m so glad you liked it. It makes a great gift as well.

  • cathy

    I love this idea! WE are getting ready for planting and I am absolutely adding this to the list 🙂

  • Karen

    How cute! I have a few herbs growing in my kitchen window, but didn’t even consider painting and decorating the pots so cute like that! Next year… 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse

    I have something similar in my kitchen. My pots are teal and navy blue. I too used spray paint to paint mine!

  • Marwa Farouq

    I really loved this idea, i tried the thyme planting and it worked wonderfully…but now am gonna try others. thanks for sharing this.
    passing by the pin junkie link up
    Marwa @

  • Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Jenny – we’re waiting for spring to actually arrive here, too! This is such a great idea and I love the purple and chalkboard labels. Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning! Hope you have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  • Ronda Waters @

    This is so clever and cute, Jenny! I love this idea!

  • Christina

    Hey Jenny!

    I love this! I’ve been meaning to add some plants to my apartment for a while… but I don’t really get much sunlight there.. 🙁 Do you think that would be a huge problem?

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional

    So cute! I’m just stopping by to pin this and let you know that I featured it on my blog today!

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