Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Herb planter


I saw this idea on pinterest using painted terra cotta pots. So, I headed to Home Depot and bought three in small, medium and large. The pin suggested buying a smaller plastic pot and turning it upside down inside the bigger ones to build up the pots. I did this with the largest of the pots and simply used some extra bricks we had lying around in the medium pot.

I painted them first in a black acrylic paint with a glossy finish. It didn't take much paint at all to do all 3 pots. I decided to add a bit of scripture detail to mine with a white paint pen.

You don't have as much planting space as you think, but I still managed to plant basil, oregano, parsley, mint and lavender!


12 comments:

  1. I tried something similar to this and have a few suggestions. #1 - go for the BIG pots. I tried to scale back to accomodate my porch size (so I thought); not only was the result underwhelming, I also didn't have enough room in the 2 bottom pots to add plants. #2 - use a sturdy wooden dowel thru the bottoms of the upper 2 pots into the 3rd, for stability.

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  2. I love this can you tell me what is written around the top of pots...Also how much did it cost to do project? natasha108602@yahoo.com is email.

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  3. I would like to know also what verses you have written around the pots and how much it cost too! reborkah@gmail.com. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  4. Did you use stenciling of some sort or did you free hand the verses and words?

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  5. It looks to me like the Love verse if from Corinthians 13:4; the Hope verse is Jeremiah 29:11 and the Faith scripture is Hebrews 11:1

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  6. I would love to know exactly what size pots were used. could you list all of the supplies needed to make this.

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  7. What paint did you use just love this

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  8. It turned out great! But what is a paint pen?

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  9. Here are the verses go look them up.

    Hebrews11:1 this is the verses for Faith

    Jeremiah 29:11 this is the verses for Hope

    1 Corinthians 13:4 this is the verses for Love

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  10. love this idea and adding the scriptures... great project for me and my daughter..

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  11. My son and I plan to make this for a PRAISE PROJECT he is doing for Bible class at school. Thanks for the inspiration.

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