My kitchen countertop was a huge mess. Mostly because I bought herbs and never did anything with them. So I decided to make a fun project with them! I thought I’d use some items from the Dollar Store and see what I could create! I do love a good challenge. Here’s my Dollar Store DIY indoor herb garden
Dollar Store DIY Indoor Herb garden
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
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See- I told you it was a mess. Let’s fix that!
- Cricut Joy
- Smart Vinyl in 5 colors- light pink, coral, parchment, mint and light blue
- Metallic Leather in gold
- Black Joy Marker
- 4 Dollar Store teacups
- 2 Dollar Store wood flowers
- 4×4 cut to 24″ long
- Beloved Pink paint
- Spray Paint in White
First off, I made a plan for my project. I knew I wanted to have a shelf for 4 teacups and so 24″ was the perfect length- it worked for my countertop too.
I was going to build a box for my shelf, but then we had this leftover 4×4 piece of wood that was almost exactly 24″ long. That simplified things! So I sanded it down so it was nice and smooth.
Ok! This is the part I’m most excited about! Next, I drew lines on my wooden flowers. Then I used a reciprocating saw to cut two flowers so I have a total of 6 cut petals. I cut them into the shapes of ice cream cone shapes so that the I had a place to screw them onto the wood.
And yes, I did use that saw all by myself! First time too. Can you tell I’m proud of myself- lol.
Then I quickly spray painted my teacups white. I loved the shape on these, but they’d be much easier to use if they came white. So if you do this project, I’d suggest to buy the teacups white. It was really tricky to spray paint without paint dripping.
And now, it’s assembly time on the shelf. I took the ice cream cone shapes and drilled a pilot hole in them and on the back of the 4×4. Then I screwed them into the back. I used a little bit of construction adhesive to keep them in place.
I repeated this for all 6 of the scallops. It looked a little strange from the back-
But from the front it was adorable!!!
Isn’t this so fun that this is made from a scrap piece of wood and $2 in Dollar store flowers?! To finish the shelf off, I painted the whole thing a light pink.
To customize my project, I used my Circut Joy. First, I created labels made from leather. I hand cut them (the Joy doesn’t cut leather), but I did use the Joy to write words on the labels.
I also used the Joy to cut out stripes in 5 colors of vinyl. Can you guess what my plan is?!
Last, it’s assembly time! This was a lot of steps and it was exciting to the “make it pretty” step. So I took the stripes I cut on the Cricut and put them on my teacups.
And what did I get?! Rainbow teacups! the cutest little herb planters. I’m obviously obsessed with these.
Then I headed into my She Shed and started planting.
Ta da! Here’s my custom herb shelf! I think it’s adorable and the cutest indoor herb garden, but I wish the scallops were’t so covered up.
Now I have a little herb garden right in my kitchen! What’s your favorite part? I like the labels, but for me, it’s a tie between the scalloped shelves and the rainbow cups. I’d love to hear your thoughts! And if you have any ideas to not cover up the scallops.
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