Handy Rustic Indoor Herb Garden Made From Old Jeans

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I love to cook with fresh herbs, especially in curries and salads. However, I'm not very good at growing them. So I tend to cheat by buying the pots of growing herbs in the supermarket.

I have designed a clever and stylish way to store these herbs in my kitchen for easy access and to keep them fresher longer. It was all made from upcycled materials of an old pair of jeans, soda bottle and a bit of pallet wood.

These aren't the only denim planters I have made. I also made some very popular farmhouse tin cans ones which you can see here.

You can, of course, use the same herb planter to grow your own herbs in too, if that's what you prefer!

The first thing I did was cut the bottom off a large soda bottle.

I then cut the bottom part of a leg of jeans about 2-3 cm longer than the soda bottle.

I turned the cut jeans leg inside out and stitched up the bottom cutting off the corners.

I also cut the belt loops of the jeans. One of these was stitched to the top of the jeans leg pouch.

I then turned the denim pouch right side out.

Next, I placed the cut soda bottle in the denim pouch.

I made labels for the denim herb holders by simply stamping the names of herbs onto an old piece of fabric. I used letter stamps. (link on the blog)

You might have noticed I'm from the UK and we call cilantro, coriander over here.

I simply stuck the labels to the front of the pouches, using a fabric glue.

I used an old piece of pallet wood and some lovely hooks my sister had given me to make a holder for the pouches.

The potted herbs were simply placed inside the soda bottles in the pouches.

This double potting enables me to water them easily without getting drips everywhere but the excess water has somewhere to go. So the herbs last longer.

I love having fresh herbs growing in my kitchen I think they look great.

You can hang them outside as well on a porch if you prefer and perhaps fill them with flowers.

There are more details on the blog.

Don't throw away the denim scraps, you can use them to make some gorgeous denim feathers, this is the most popular craft on my blog you can see them here.

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  • Mary Mary on May 15, 2019

    I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing! I do have a question, I just tried growing herbs in my kitchen ( I have a great little window with a ledge ) but it’s inside and my herbs are not doing as well as I like... do yours get good natural light ?

  • Denise Cooney Denise Cooney on May 15, 2019

    Does the herb cilantro grow back when you start harvesting

  • Treia Stitzer Treia Stitzer on May 15, 2019

    Isn’t there any sort of drain in the plastic bottle?

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