Fruit Crate Herb Garden

There’s just something magical about summer time… from nights spent around the fire pit roasting marshmallows, to all the fresh food and awesome activities, summer is easily one of my favorite times of the year. And even though summer means a really busy time for us farmers, we all love the warm weather and family gatherings, especially when they involve the fire pit… We love those peaceful country nights!

And because summer is such a fun season {and a reason to celebrate}, I’m joining an awesome group of bloggers in a summer celebration! Happy days!

And since I absolutely love everything about herbs, I thought it would be fun to share a very easy fruit crate herb garden…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s how I put it all together…

I started with the fruit crate, which I found at an estate sale a while back for $1.00. I absolutely couldn’t pass it up, especially since it had that big ‘ol stamp right on the front. Then, I added in the four clay pots. They fit perfectly…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

I grabbed my herbs and potting soil and got busy…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

But I thought it looked a little basic…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

So I grabbed four silver plated spoons, also from an estate sale, and my metal punch set…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

And pounded out the names of each plant…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a sharpie to make the letters a little bit more noticeable…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I wrapped the spoon handles with black and white bakers twine and stuck them into the pot… It’s such a simple project…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

But it’s full of yummy stuff… like Basil, which I can’t get enough of..

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

And there’s Dill…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

And mint…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage

And Cilantro…

Fruit Crate Herb Garden by The Wood Grain Cottage-12

I can’t wait to watch these plants grow over the summer, and I’m even more excited about using them! So much so, that I planted a whole bunch more of them in a different place! I have a feeling we’re going to be using them a lot this summer! Yummy!

And it wouldn’t be a true summer celebration without all of these other amazing projects and ideas to inspire!

Here are even more ideas to kick off your summer in style!Wednesday Collage

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And because we’re all so excited about summer, tomorrow we’re hosting a big, huge group link party!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with for summer projects and ideas! :-D
 
Sweet, sweet summer time!
 
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Lovely comments so far...

  1. SO CUTE!!!! Love it! I adore all those herbs but the basil and cilantro I could eat all day!

  2. What a pretty little herb garden!

  3. That fruit crate is a GREAT find!! What a beautiful way to display a little herb garden. Great job!!

  4. This is a clever & creative idea! Your letters almost look engraved. :)

  5. I adore this!! I love the spoons as markers – so clever and so you! Really pretty Shayna!!

  6. So pretty, but I’m dying over those spoons!

  7. What a beautiful way to grow herbs, Shayna! And the labeled spoons are the perfect touch! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  8. I love it Shayna- such beautiful character. I love the little stamped spoons that you added -so precious. Pinned and sharing!!

  9. These is so adorable! What a cute idea. Practical and cute, my kind of project :)

  10. Must make… girl you’re SO good! Love the words on the spoon, the vintage vibe & of course… the wood grain! Blessings & <3wks
    M

  11. Oh Shayna, I love this! You have the best DIY projects!
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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