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DIY: Herb Labels

9/2/2009 10:20:05 AM

Tags: DIY, Planter, Project, Craft

Stephanie 

When I was younger, I would often mix up the herbs in my mother’s potted herb garden. Fortunately, I can now distinguish most herbs apart.

A few weeks ago I left town and asked a good friend to house sit for me. I made the assumption that my friend knew the differences between my potted herbs I have in my apartment: oregano, basil, sage, thyme, lavender and rosemary. A few hours after I left my apartment, I received a frantic call from my friend regarding which plants were what. I came home a few days later to find post-it note madness. A sticky label graced every one of my potted herbs, identifying which herb was which. As amused as I was, I thought a more permanent label might be handy for the next time I asked a friend to house sit.

1. Gather painters tape, terracotta planters and chalk to make these easy to maintain herb planter labels. You can purchase chalkboard paint, which converst most any surface to a chalkboard, at most art supply stores.  

2. Place painters tape on the planter in a rectangle formation.

3. Apply chalkboard paint in the exposed area.

4. Once the paint is dry, pull the tape off of the pot.

5. Using chalk write the name of the herb on the chalkboard area.



How do you keep your herbs straight? Drop me a comment and let’s chat about it!



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