Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY windowsill herb garden

I don't have a heck of a lot in my apartment but one thing that makes a house a home is plants. Since I live in an apartment I don't have the luxury of a yard or garden so I have to make due. Recently I decided to start some seedlings, everything from tomatoes, to pansies, to herbs. Once I got them started I had to decide how I would plant them. I didn't want to have to go out and buy a bunch of pots so after checking the thrift store and having no luck I decided to make my own. 

DIY vintage mini windowsill planters

These are all about making due with what you have so you just have to be a little creative. I used:

  • Paint brush
  • Cream chalk paint
  • Black chalk paint
  • Old glass yogurt pots
  • Tin cans
  • Twine

These are super easy and can be done really quickly. First I did a base coat. You can either do a light base coat or else a dark one. I think I preferred doing the light coat first, both only have a slightly different effect so I tried a few of each. When doing this just make sure all coats are fairly light, a heavy/thick coat of paint may chip and takes longer to dry. Even if they do chip a little they have a vintage vibe so they look fine, I wanted to keep these simple!

Next I did another cream coat just to get a more even coverage, especially on the glass pots. After those dried I did my finally coat. This one I made sure my brush was wet and used the dark paint to do a wash over the pots. To finish them off I added a piece of twine, tied a bow, and planted my seedlings! 

Easy and a cute way to add life to my home.

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