Friday, March 8, 2013

Herb Garden in a Box



Hi all!! I'm Janel and I blog at NellieBellie! I'm so happy to be on board with Zeus and Zoe as a new Design Team Member. I'm beyond thrilled to be able to use the fantastic products!! My blog is a lifestyle blog with a little crafting, a little cooking, a little DIY, and a whole lot of giggling. I'm beyond thrilled to "meet" you and be able to share projects with you often!! Be sure to stop by and say hi!

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Wouldn’t this be such a sweet little box to give to someone? Or just keep for yourself. An herb garden in a box. There is something about having fresh herbs right outside my kitchen door that makes me feel so happy. And, this little box lets me give that feeling to someone else easily and inexpensively. What a great way to start Spring!! Get these little herb plants started and let your friend plant them when the ground is ready! I made the box from a cardboard box easily found at a craft store. I used DecoArt’s stencil and paints to give the box a wonderful spring pattern that is fun and whimsical. Wood circles are attached and more DecoArt paint is used to write “Herb Garden in a Box” on them. (The same wood circles and paint make cute plant id’s inside the box.) A fabulous decorative flower from Zeus and Zoe embellishes the front of the box. And cute little flowers from Zeus and Zoe(jazzed up with DecoArt paint) are embellishments for the wood circles on top. To create the “garden” fill plastic cups (cut to size) with potting soil. I set the cut cups into the tops that were cut off (flipped upside down) for added stability. Plant a seed or two in each cup, water, and add the plant tag on top. Include fun accessories like a trowel, more seeds, and an embellishment (this butterfly is also from Zeus and Zoe and is so sweet!). Now let your friend know that the seeds are live and ready for them to care for and see their faces light up with delight when you give them this gift!!

7 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great idea Janel! =) I love how you painted the box and the wood circles! So fun!

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Janel! Fun project, I know I'd love to get a little garden in a box. TFS!!

Riikka said...

Awesome idea!

Marivic Clifton said...

Beautiful work Janel! I love the idea of an herb box!! Lucky recipient..Thank you!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Love this idea Janel!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a super idea...love the box! Thanks for the inspiration Janel! ;-)

Janel from NellieBellie said...

Thanks ladies for the lovely comments!! Can't wait to see what you all make this month!! It's bound to be gorgeous!