We're always looking for ways to bring a little life into the kitchen, which is why we're giving this totally charming kitchen herb wall — from Tabitha Blue over at Fresh Mommy Blog — two very green thumbs up.
Sure, we've all had a few potted herbs lining our sills, but Tabitha's hanging display takes it to a whole new level.
The best part? It's completely customizable! Tabitha's herb wall boasts four shelves (with room for three pots in each) and runs floor-to-ceiling in her kitchen, but you can easily adapt the DIY to a smaller footprint or alternate location.
You will need a power tool (a drill!) but that's really the most intimidating part of the whole project. You'll also need threaded rods (available at any hardware store), slim wood planks (Tabitha used five-and-a-half-inch-wide boards from an old pallet she had already), and a few bolts. Once all the pieces are ready, you simply thread the boards onto the rod and bolt them in place (make sure they're level first!).
Plant the herbs in cute ceramic pots or terra-cotta versions (which is what Tabitha used, after painting them white and gold). Whatever pot you choose, just make sure it has a wide lip around the top, as that will help it stay in place on the plank.
We love the idea of dedicating a shelf for each type of herb or taking it one step further and categorizing them by taste profile (i.e., Italian herbs like parsley and basil on one shelf, and Mexican-style herbs on another).
Hung in a sunny spot and regularly watered, this is bound the become the garden of your culinary dreams.
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Find the full how-to: Custom Potted Hanging Herb Garden DIY at Fresh Mommy Blog