With Spring in full bloom I figured it was high time I got my big postpartum booty planting something. Last week I came across these darling mini herb planters from Coco and Mingo and loved them. Lucky for me, Target had these dainty little mini clay pots 2 for $1 and I knew it was a match made in heaven.
My friend Becky from The Logbook shared how she made these ombre succulent planters for a friend’s baby shower and I loved it so much I decided to use the same technique for these planters.
I started by picking up some acrylic paint from my local craft store in some fun spring colors. Since my kitchen is already orange, I knew I should start there. Throw in a little yellow and you have yourself a party!
This paint dries very fast so by the time you’re done with your first color, paint your pots, and mix your next color, you’ll be ready to paint your next color. Here’s how I did the mixing…
#1 White with a spot of color
#2 Half white, half color
#3 Color with a spot of white (to tone the intensity down a little)
It seemed to work well and I love how they turned out!
Now came time for the herbs. We’ve been working on cooking more in our house and I figure if we already have fresh herbs then it might encourage more cooking. I picked up some thyme, rosemary, sage, and oregano from our local Fred Meyer’s. Most any place that has a gardening section will have fresh potted herbs to pick up.
Once you get them home, you’ll need to be careful re-potting them into your clay pots. If there aren’t holes in the bottom of your clay pots, add some rocks first so that the water can drain. Once they outgrow their pots I plan to replant them in our garden beds we built last Spring.
And there we have it. Some darling ombre herb pots that are sure to freshen up any kitchen space! Super simple and easy project that can be done in just an hour.
What do you think? Do you keep herbs within arms reach in your kitchen?
I’d love to hear how you display them. Share with me in the comments below!
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20 thoughts on “Mini Ombre Herb Pots”
These are super cute, Amanda! I love fresh herbs… I planted mine in little galvanized pots last year and keep them on the deck :) Hope you’re having a great week!
Ohhh they look so cuuute :D, loving the color combination. I was thinking to grow my own herbs and this is a really fun idea, thank you for sharing .
How lovely! :D
I keep telling myself I need something like this in the kitchen, but I just never get around to it.
I def want to pop to Homebase and see if they have something similar. :D
What an awesome idea! It is a beautiful way to add some color around the house.
What a cute idea. I need to do an indoor herb garden, but never really got around to it. Maybe I’ll hint to my girls that this would be great for Mother’s day :)
I just love those tiny clay pots! We plant our herbs in the mailbox garden. It’s a bit of a walk from the kitchen, but it’s my little girl’s job to gather the herbs when I need them for cooking, and she likes to help.
Those turned out so cute! I love having fresh herbs in my window, it really make the kitchen smell delicious!! Basil is my favorite!
These are so cute; I love growing herbs, and I’m tempted to try this out on the pots. So much better than the plain old terra cotta ones.
These are adorable and it does look it simple and quick! I try to keep fresh herbs but many times I end up killing them :(
Love these! They look nearly like watercolor.
I really like the style of your blog. The pots are cute too!
Love these!! They are so cute. I can definitely do this with my son too! Thanks!
nice one ! Thanks !
I LOOOOVE these! The colors you painted are so perfect, too. Pinned it.
These are so cute! I’m loving the ombre and the pastels!
I’d love it if you shared this at my link party, Peace Love Linkup!
These are so adorable! I need to get my seeds started!
I love these! I’m inspired to start an herb garden.
These are so cute! Thinking of making some for my sister’s bridal shower in the summer – fiesta themed!! Add in some succulents and they’ll be perfect. Thanks so much!
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