I love decor that does double duty- functional and beautiful- and the project I have for you today does triple duty! This Indoor Herb Planter is beautiful, can be used indoors and out, and also makes a great centerpiece. Plus, you can eat it- well its leaves! If you are looking for an easy way to start gardening or to add some fresh herbs to your kitchen, this planter is for you.
You guys got a sneak peak of this planter in our outdoor entertaining post. It was one of my favorite parts of our outdoor set up, so I thought I would show you how I made it- and how it is so useful! I love being able to use the planter indoors as a herb garden and outside as a centerpiece. When people are coming over for a barbecue, I have one less thing to worry about!
Indoor Herb Planter Supplies:
I started with a trip to Walmart to gather my supplies! It is nice that they have a garden center and a market with cute centerpiece ideas like my galvanized bucket– this one is actually a drink stand turned upside down.
To create the planter you can use any container that you like- a long trough for a long table or a round bucket for a round one- lots of options! Then I grabbed a few pots that would fit down inside, potting soil and my herbs. I chose to use rosemary, lavender, chives and kale, but you can pick whatever herbs you use in the kitchen- mint, thyme, oregano, basil- they all would work great.
Add some potting mix into your pots and place your plants inside. Very carefully loosen the roots- make sure you have enough soil so the plant fits correctly in the pot.
You will probably have a ton of potting soil leftover- if you are looking for a big gardening project to use it up, try our wooden pallet compost bin. I never thought a compost bin would be my favorite part of our garden
Finally, fit the pots down into your bucket and fill with a filler. I used bigger rocks, just so that everything didn’t move around. If your pots fit snuggly, you may not have to add these.
And voila! A beautiful outdoor centerpiece that is also the perfect indoor herb garden! You can also remove the pots and put them on a window sill in your kitchen if you feel like they need more sunlight. Most herbs are great beginner plants- just make sure to water them.
Want to make your own? Head to Walmart to get your materials, make your indoor herb garden, and send us a picture- we love to see what our readers create!