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Transformed :: Mason Jar Herb Garden

December 15th, 2011

mason jar DIY hanging herb garden indoor plants Morning, everyone! Claire here, with a weekend project that’s perfect for all of you who are gearing up for lots of holiday cooking. Remember two weeks ago when I asked for your opinion on which hanging herb garden you liked best? Well, your votes weighed heavily in favor of option #1… so, using it as inspiration, I created my very own indoor herb display. So excited to share the final product…and to get cooking with my personal garden just in for guests to arrive! Want to make your own? We’ve got the simple instructions after the jump…

mason jar DIY hanging herb garden indoor plants

mason jar DIY hanging herb garden indoor plants

mason jar DIY hanging herb garden indoor plants

  • old wooden board (I used a piece of painted wood I found by a torn down home)
  • mason jars
  • pipe clamps
  • triangle ring hangers
  • stainless hanging wire
  • picture hanger
  • chalkboard paint & chalk
  • brush
  • hammer, nails and screwdriver
  • herbs
  1. Space mason jars evenly on wooden board, and mark placement with a pencil in order to design and measure around.
  2. Tape off rectangles on board, and paint with chalkboard paint as pictured above. This way, you can switch out herbs and change their labels accordingly.
  3. Paint pipe clamps gold, and secure to wooden board by hammering a nail through the small holes in the pipe clamp.
  4. On back of board, nail in ring hangers and tie on hanging wire.
  5. Plant herbs in mason jars.
  6. Place mason jars into pipe clamps and tighten with a screwdriver.
  7. Nail picture hanger into the wall, and hang your herb display!

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  1. Jess says:

    Wow!! I am in LOVE with how it turned out! I would die for that in my kitchen. I think it’s time for this girl to break out the wood and hammer…

    • dawn says:

      for drainage you could put a litte gravel like you would find for fish tanks in the bottom of the jar so that the water can drain to the bottom and not keep the soil damp but not soaked.

    • clairezinnecker says:

      I use a watering can from Ikea that has a long skinny spout so I can put it into the mason jars and slowly water.

      • Deanna says:

        I LOVE this idea! But am curious about the watering. I understand How you water them, I was just wondering if you run into a problem with the lack of drainage. Or does it not cause many problems because the herbs require damp conditions?

    • LInda Betts says:

      Are you kidding? You need to be told this?

      • DeMarie Rossi says:

        @Linda – a question is a question and apparently a lot of others had the same one – play nice for pete’s sake!

        • Laura says:

          I had the same question, and it’s a logical question to have when most plants do need holes at the bottom of the pot for drainage. Gravel is a great idea, thanks :)

      • Lena says:

        That was pretty rude. Many people had that question. Play nice as DeMarie said!

        • Gena says:

          Thanks for asking about the drainage. That was my first question! If we knew how to do it, we wouldn’t be trolling around the how to section, now would we?

        • Monica says:

          Yes that was rude…I just had the same question…I made self watering pots from a plastic bottle and they would stink a big time!! I guess if you just add the right amount of water plus the rock on the bottom for drainage it would be fine.

      • teresa says:

        Someone probably told you once upon a time.

      • Carol says:

        Really, Linda?? Not everyone has answers to every question. I remember teaching myself to quilt 35 years ago and had I not been able to be safe in asking questions, I would have never mastered the craft. Be nice.

  2. Adam says:

    That’s awesome! I’m definitely going to try and make this for my mom!

  3. Elise says:

    Your creativity is so impressive. What an inspiration! I cannot wait to this at home along with all of your other amazing ideas!

  4. danielle says:

    this is so cute! I’ve done one similar on a old shutter but my herbs died. Are you having any luck with yours? Not sure if their roots didn’t take or what?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      The sun is a huge factor with herbs, at least that has been the case with my plants!

    • Emily Etter says:

      If you herbs are dying they are probably being overwatered.
      With the mason jar—there are no holes in it to let the water drain.
      And herbs are very sensitive to overwatering.

      If you are still having problems with them dying you might try switching to a different pot or jar thing that has a hole in the bottom of it to let it drain.

  5. Thanks for everyone’s responses so far!!

    Samantha, I watered them for the first time lightly with a long spouted watering can, but you could also consider just spritzing with a spray bottle or placing ice cubes in there!

    Danielle, so far mine have done well (it’s been about a week), but I’ve grown basil before and know herbs can be a bit tricky! Fingers crossed :)

  6. Kacie says:

    That’s awesome! What a great idea!

    Kacie

  7. Tiffany says:

    Was draining an issue for you? I alway have my mason jars ready to go just need a little insight about any draining issues I might encounter after planting. :)

    • clairezinnecker says:

      If you water lightly I don’t think it should be an issue. Also, you could put small stones in the bottom. This way the water collects in the stones and not the soil & it allows you to see how much you have watered!

  8. Amy says:

    Do you have a lot of light in your kitchen? I have a total open floor plan but no window, just glass french doors to my deck. I love this but wonder how much sunlight herbs need to grow.

    • Camille Styles says:

      Herbs do typically thrive with a lot of light…I’d definitely put in a sunny spot, which sounds like your french doors *might* supply enough?

    • ellasc says:

      I am thinking of mounting the board on the side of the cabinets directly over my kitchen sink. It opens to a screen porch and if I find not enough natural light added to my over the sink light i could mount OUTSIDE the window and still be accessible from the kitchen window for cutting and tending. I think green onions or chives and parsley as well as the Ruby bush basil would be a good addition.

      For keeping moist but not soggy, try wetting the soil medium until it barely makes a loose ball when compressed in your hand before planting. Then, water very sparely during the low light winter months. better to let dry out a little then just small amounts of water.

  9. Carrie R says:

    Are you kidding me?!?!?! This is AMAZING!!!!

  10. This is awesome! I am so doing this in my new home. Super super cute.

  11. Eek! Love it!
    Passing along to my own readers who just eat up the goodness of recycled and repurposed.
    Michael

  12. Melanie says:

    Yep, I love this, I am totally doing this!
    —mel

  13. Adrienne says:

    OMG, I love this!! Can’t wait to add this to my deck!

  14. Carole says:

    My sister grows house plants in jars & they look great. She hasn’t tried herbs. I tried herbs in the jars then put them in a wire rack from a canner & it looked really nice, unfortunately I didn’t have any luck with it. May just have to try it again.

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you Carole! I have long tried to figure out where to put my herbs in my kitchen. I have 2 windows but one is directly over the kitchen sink area – no room for herb plants and the other lacks shelves or something to place the herbs on. this idea is great, but again, i would have no where to hang the finished racked that would be in good sunlight. re-using an old canning rack would be perfect in front my 2nd kitchen window. there is even a hook already in the ceiling from previous plantings! awesome!

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  16. Rachel says:

    With no proper drainage, isn’t mold a problem?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Yes definitely a concern, but if you are careful not to over water then you should be ok!

      • You can use a little carbon – available at Trooical Fish Stores – and the carbon will help the water that leaks to the bottom to stay fresh. Best bet is to combine carbon with gravel

  17. Fashionable Shenanigans says:

    Absolutely love this idea. I buy these jars from thrift stores, they are so incredibly useful. You have just given me a new idea! Thank you for the inspiration!!! Your blog is lovely! Check mine out: fashionableshenanigans.blogspot.com

  18. Julie says:

    Just thinking maybe plant something else besides herbs? Like so other small house plant that don’t require alot of sun light….or just filling the jars with water and using them to start plants to root…

  19. rebekah says:

    I’ve done something similar but had no luck when roots began to spread out and become exposed to light. I thought I could have fixed it by painting the outside of the glass jar or if I would’ve planted initially in a colored container. Are you having any similar problems?

  20. joannegarcia says:

    great idea – i’m so going to have to do this!

  21. Briana says:

    Hi Claire,

    This is a great idea. I’m wondering how well your herbs have held up. I’d love to do something similar, but wasn’t sure how long the herbs would last in a mason jar.

    Good luck with your herbs!

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Hi there!

      I have neglected my herbs slightly, so they need a little TLC :) but still alive! I definitely would suggest putting rocks in the bottom as well as putting them in a place where they will receive a fair amount of sunlight. Goodluck!

  22. Robo says:

    Is there a special type of dirt to us with herbs? I have been looking for container ideas and I think I just found it!

  23. Mel says:

    I love this idea. Might be just the ticket to help me survive the rest of winter until I can get my hands dirty in the garden this spring. The additional idea of using the canning rack sounds like a fun way to display! Herbs do needs lots of sunlight, fertilizer and careful watering. They should eek along until you can get them outside in the spring. Thank you for the inspiration!

  24. morgan says:

    This is a genius idea! I just built a set for our apartment because I love to cook and I’m tired of not having fresh herbs at my disposal. Plus we live in an apartment so gardening isn’t an option. I am trying the rock suggestion, plus they look really cool in the bottoms of the mason jars. I am beyond excited about having live plants in a place our cats can’t eat them!

    • JoAnne says:

      I live in an apartment as well and I love having fresh veggies in the summer so I planted a container garden this year. I just planted all my veggies in 5 gallon buckets. Google “Global Buckets” or “Earthbox” or “Container Gardens” for more ideas! I happen to live on the ground level which helps, but you could still do it on a balcony too!

  25. Marie says:

    Totally Love this idea! Concerned that even with rocks the roots would grow into rocks and rot. What do you think?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Hopefully if you don’t over water this won’t happen!!! Just make sure it’s pretty dry before you water again!

  26. Matt says:

    I’m making this for my wife for Valentines Day. Our kitchen color is mainly red so I painted an old board red and then sanded it down after the paint dried so it would give it a rustic look. Not fully finished but it looks good so far. Also, I couldn’t find chalk paint in a big can but I found it in a spray can which made it pretty easy. Great idea, my wife loves the one on here so hopefully she’ll like this one! Thanks for the idea!

  27. Erin Spain says:

    Great idea! I featured a link to this on my blog today, in an article about the many uses for mason jars.

    -Erin
    diyonthecheap.blogspot.com

  28. Sonny says:

    Where did you find copper pipe clamps?

  29. Janice says:

    This looks like a great idea! We grow all our vegies from seed indoors. One question: Where do you get the “triangle ring hangers”?

  30. Desiree says:

    I love this and want to make something similar! Just curious where your mason jars came from? I almost got some at hobby lobby but wasn’t sure if the top opening was large enough…

    • clairezinnecker says:

      My mason jars are vintage ones, but I found some at a grocery store that have pretty large mouths. Hope this helps! -C.

  31. Cori says:

    I started this same thing last fall but I have some rocks on the bottom. I have mine hanging on a wire so I can easily take down the jar to water and when I am done I put my fingers around the plant and flip the jar over so excess water will drain out. The rocks go have a bit of green moss on them from the humidity that I cannot get out. I tried rosemary twice and both times they died. I tried cilantro from seeds but they were too leggy (I have them hanging in a north facing window) but my parsley thrives in this environment. My take is that it is a really cool concept but they would be much better with drainage.

  32. Marianne Bodine says:

    Love the rustic appeal!

  33. Jenn Cornish says:

    love this project.

  34. Jenny says:

    I’m new to herb gardens and I was wondering how you use the herbs. Do you cut off the stems? Rip them off? I don’t want to kill my plants! :(

    • Hi Jenny, they are usually thin enough to pinch off with your fingernails, this won’t harm them, or you can trim them with scissors! I pick off leaves individually, but don’t take more than around 1/3 of the plant growth. Hope this helps!

  35. Sheila says:

    Hi.. How did you attach the pipe clamps to the board?

    • The pipe clamps have small slits in them, I nailed a small nail through one of the slits into the hole. Make sure the head of the nail is large enough to hold the pipe clamp! Goodluck and let me know if you have any other questions!

  36. Nilu says:

    Will you sell this? I love the idea but seems like too much work for me with work and 2 kids. I would supply the soil and herbs. I think you could totally sell them on etsy or thru your blog. $15 + shipping?

    • Camille Styles says:

      Sorry Nilu, we’re not currently doing any e-commerce on the site…maybe one of our crafty readers would be up for the challenge??

  37. Angee says:

    Sorry to be obtuse, but what does “me sure around” mean in instruction number one? I’ve read it over and over and can’t figure it out.

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but wasn’t willing to spend money on a board. Today we went sight seeing and found a board washed up on the shore of the Cheat River. I was beyond excited!!!

    • Oh dear! How did I not see this? It should say “measure”. I will change right now, thanks!
      -Claire

      • Angela says:

        Oh. Duh. Haha. I should have seen that. Oh, well. At least it gave you an opportunity to fix it. :-) I am making mine tonight. I did buy small pebbles from Lowe’s for the bottom of my jars. So excited to see the end result!!!

  38. Caroline says:

    Also, if you add a little bit of ground charcoal above the drainage rocks and below the soil, it will help control mold that may be caused due to over watering. Happy herbing!

  39. Kathie W says:

    Oh my! I am so doing this!!! Thanks for posting!

  40. Judy says:

    I love this!!! It’s so cute. I especially like the golden tone metal clamps holding the jars, where did you get them and what were they for (auto, plumbing) ? I can only find silver tone ones. I can’t wait to try this.

  41. Jihan says:

    I was told u have to use pots because in a bottle the water in the bottle will make the soil go bad and smell is this true?

  42. Jeanne Quinn says:

    I love this idea but what about drainage? Do herbs need to be able to drain?

    • Becky says:

      Put rocks in the bottom, don’t overwater and you should be fine. See above replies. A few replies up charcoal was suggested between rocks and soil.

  43. Debra Kapellakis says:

    beautiful, fun, fantastic, clever, useful, upcycled, useful, organic…

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  46. John S says:

    my daughter has wanted me to plant an herb garden for some time. I found your creative idea, but wondered about the drainage. I used my diamond bit and went slow, drains fine. Thanks for the great idea. Now I can get her to make some salsa with fresh cilantro

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Great idea, John! Glad that solved your drainage issue.

      • Marie says:

        With the small drainage you can alternate the jars so the top one drips into the next and so on. Only the bottom jar would need a “catch basin”.
        I think I will try this.

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    I planted mine with small rock in the bottom for drainage and have been very carful to not over water or allow to get too dry. I planted from seed, but they’ve only grown a few inches. I used soul specifically for planting seed. Not sure why they’re so stunted and not putting out. They’re not much bigger than sprouts and have been growing for about six weeks. Ideas?

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  75. Shelby says:

    Hi! i was wondering what size mason jars you used and what size pipe clamps you used! thanks a bunch!

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Hi Shelby, my mason jar was vintage but it was similar to a wide mouth quart jar. I don’t remember the size of my pipe clamps but I brought a mason jar to Home Depot and measured out which clamp fit around without too much extra length. Hope this helps!

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    editors of The Classroom Creative.

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  81. Roxie says:

    I SEE ALOT OF COMMENTS FOR THE DRAINING…i HAVE A TOOL THAT DRILLS INTO GLASS AND i PUT SEVERAL SMALL HOLES INTO THE SIDES OF THE JAR…WORKS GREAT!

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  89. Sonya Parga says:

    Love this idea…will be featuring it on my fb blog page today @ http://www.facebook.com/PargasJunkyard

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Thanks for letting me know (and thanks for featuring it)! So happy to have this many wonderful responses!

      • Sonya Parga says:

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  90. Amy says:

    This is so super cute. I really love it. I always consult my Horticulturist Husband on projects concerning plants. He said this will work better if the jars are covered in fabric, or blacked out with paint. It will hurt the roots to get light; it may damage the plants. I’m going to give this a try with his suggestions. I’ll let you know how it works out.

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Good suggestion, Amy!

    • Anahi says:

      You can also try wrapping moss around the soil of the plant before you ease it into the jar, this way you will still have the natural look and be able to hide the roots away from the light :)

    • Cheryl says:

      Or line the jar with landscaper fabric like the Raingutter gardeners do. I am using my great-grandmother’s beautiful green mason jars and don’t want to drill holes or paint. That would feel like desecration!

  91. Carole says:

    This craft was made at our latest monthly dinner. I referenced your site on the blog post. Love this idea and loved receiving this gift!

    Check it out the post at http://www.inviteanddelight.blogspot.com

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  95. Jackie says:

    I live in a place where winter is here for 7 months out of the yearjust wondering ifthey would last through winter? Thanks

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Eek not sure I could give you the perfect answer! I’m no herb expert, I’d ask someone who works where you buy the herbs. I would think with proper sunlight and water they should…

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  97. Kathy says:

    I purchased all the required materials today including reclaimed wood from a great out of the way place. Anyway, how are the jars kept on the diagonal? Is this with the pipe clamps only? How exactly did you attach the pipe clamps? I have enough materials for 4 boards and I want toile sure and get this right. I will keep one or two and give away the rest.

    • clairezinnecker says:

      I made the nail (or screw) that attached the pipe clamp to the wood tight enough so that it could hold firm at an angle. Hope this helps!

  98. Anna says:

    What size mason jars did you use? I love this and I can’t wait to make it myself!

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    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in my roundup of mason jar craft tutorials on the FaveCrafts Blog! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-mason-jar-craft-ideas/

    Have a great day!

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  107. TJ says:

    just FYI if you want to spend a lil less for project you could use soda can tabs instead of triangle hangers :) recycle and use them for tons of stuff…like if you slip one over a hanger you can snuggle hang another hanger on it to save space :) just love recycling also could use old glass ragu jars or speghetti jars instead of mason…but I DO LOVE a mason jar :) I just LOVE THIS project ! :)

  108. congrats, i have been doing this for years,i just wish i posted it myself. fresh herbs every day beautiful, for you egglovers and spuds grow alot of chives nothing like fresh! bh

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  110. Polly says:

    I was wondering what to do with my old spice rack and bottles. Great Idea!

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  112. Maelyn says:

    For all of you who have been asking about over watering and the water not being able to drain out: I found an idea here that works well… http://meetmina.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-mason-jar-herb-garden.html

  113. diannarae says:

    this was a wonderful idea! i did it for hanukkah last night and it was a hit! thank you! :-) one question, i have not been able to find the pipe clamps, i ended up using something else copper which worked but wasn’t as “finished” can you maybe point me somewhere online that i can get them? thanks.

  114. Kevin says:

    I’m having a heckuva time getting anything to go through the pipe clamps – nails, screws, I’ve already literally bent one drill bit to a 90 degree angle. How/What are you guys doing?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      Hey Kevin, I’m sorry you are having such a hard time! Drilling through the pipe clamps can be tricky but is definitely doable. I just made some more for Christmas presents and think it’s easier when you use a drill bit made for drilling through metal. Instead of putting a lot of muscle into it, let it drill slowly through on its own so you don’t break the bits. Hope this helps!

  115. Jody Creighton says:

    Love the idea just one question . . what type of fertilizer to use?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      I would ask the people at the gardening center that question but I’m sure something geared toward herbs would be best.

  116. Love the idea just one question; what type of fertilizer do you recommend?

    • clairezinnecker says:

      I would recommend asking someone who works where you buy the herbs. They are more knowledgable about all of this than I am!

  117. [...] Another great idea was to use mason jars as starter pots for growing vegetables or as a cool way to grow your own herbs. I found this tutorial on http://www.camillestyles.com [...]

  118. [...] I wish I could take full credit for wonderful mini-herb garden idea, but alas it was inspired by my many hours of Pinterest searching. My inspiration came from Camille Styles. [...]

  119. [...] I wish I could take full credit for wonderful mini-herb garden idea, but alas it was inspired by my many hours of Pinterest searching. My inspiration came from Camille Styles. [...]

  120. Regina says:

    love this!!!!! I think small terra cotta pots might work also and would help with drainage.

  121. [...] These jars can have so many stylish practical functions, why not spruce up your outdoor wall with herbs in a jar. Via Camille Styles [...]

  122. [...] my little herbs and I’ve already used them in several recipes. I used this site to make ‘em http://camillestyles.com/uncategorized/transformed-mason-jar-herb-garden/, but I went sans chalkboard paint. Too fancy for my [...]

  123. [...] DIY Mason Jar and Wood Herb Garden @Camille Styles [...]

  124. [...] More information at Camille STYLES website [...]

  125. [...] More information at Camille STYLES website [...]

  126. c says:

    Some pasta sauce jars look like mason jars. They are free after you use the sauce and would work for this. Good way to recycle them.

  127. [...] For tutorials to make both of these unique planters, click here and here. [...]

  128. [...] found this idea for Mason Jar Herbs on Pinterest from Camille Styles.  With just a few basic supplies I was able to create a small collection of herbs.  I chose the [...]

  129. [...] pretty little garden… source [...]

  130. Melissa says:

    How long is the board?

  131. Amy says:

    I am very interested in doing this and have read alot of the comments but was wondering if anyone had any input on what the best herbs to grow like this are! thanks!

  132. [...] Yet another of the myriad uses for Mason jars. Full tutorial here. [...]

  133. Thanks so much for this great idea. I hope you don’t mind if I modified it a bit for our own kitchen that has oil rubbed bronze & copper accents.

    My tutorial gives you credit for the design idea :)

    Have a great day.

  134. Rita says:

    Are you interested in making one and selling it??

  135. Vicki Richardson says:

    I am so glad to have found this, which someone posted the link on FB. I too have questions about watering, in fact that was the first thing that came to my mind. Then when I read down the list of questions I see a lot of people had the same thing on their minds. Then I read what Linda wrote and not only felt stupid but was embarassed for everyone else. So I wanted to say thank you for sharing and giving us all something to have fun with.

  136. Corinna :o) says:

    I was thinking of doing this OUTSIDE on my fence….I wonder if that will work? trying it!! Thanks for the idea :o)

  137. Debra says:

    I don’t know if you already answered this, but did you grow your herbs from seeds or repot them?
    ps… I’m new to your site and I love it!

  138. [...] Ikea, pinterest via indreamsittouches, gardenista, apartmenttherapy, camillestyles, [...]

  139. [...] Yet another of the myriad uses for Mason jars. Full tutorial here. [...]

  140. [...] courtesy of Camille Styles – Check out this fantastic Austin based [...]

  141. [...] Photo Credit: Camille Styles [...]

  142. I may try this! I have some old barn wood that would work perfect with this! Thanks for the idea!

  143. Elena says:

    hello!
    we also had a REALLY challenging time attaching the pipe clamps to the board. The nails didn’t fit through the holes and we tried drilling holes in them but that really didn’t work either…in the end, we took a flat-head screwdriver and stuck it into the slots on the back and twisted until we got a hole big enough to fit a nail through (phew!). While that easy solution took us a long time to get to the results are beautiful-thanks!

  144. [...] This is one of my favourites!!  How adorable are these little jars along with the herb names??  This is a great option if you just need a little sampling of herbs.  It could easily be attached to a portion of your deck.  Source. [...]

  145. [...] 2. I love adore idea for growing herbs. It’s perfect for a kitchen wall that gets good sunlight! (source) [...]

  146. [...] 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 [...]

  147. [...] A mason jar is also a great way to have an indoor herb vertical garden. They look attractive and really unique. Perhaps, you just have to clean each jar and secure each of them on the walls. You may gather useful ideas from camillestyles.com. [...]

  148. Ivette says:

    which mason jars did you use? i know they’re ball, but which kind?

  149. Tiffani says:

    So, to water the garden, would you just use a spray bottle?? This is a great idea! love it!

  150. Sorry if someone asked this already, but does anyone know if this would work outside? Or would the jars get too hot & kill the herbs?

    • tiffany says:

      I have mine on my porch and it lasted all summer last year (HEAT WAVE in Ohio) and into the fall and I have already replanted it for this year. I put pebbles in the bottom for drainage. I planted two types of basil and 2 oregano plants since they are the ones I use the most often.
      It was not in direct sunlight, if it is it may need watered more often, and you would need to plant herbs that prefer hotter conditions (rosemary, thyme oregano vs basil, parsley, etc)

  151. [...] I’ve got the gardening bug…again. A month after planting my garden I currently have weeds and grass growing. I decided to do round 2 this past week. I planted everything again and am hoping for better results. I think I might be better equipped for an herb garden. I love this idea: [...]

  152. [...] has done for me recently.  Including getting me a piece of wood for my upcoming project to make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for my kitchen.  Although, I was hoping for a few pieces of “wormy chestnut” (hint, [...]

  153. [...] Kilde: IKEA, pinterest, apartmenttheraphy, gardenista, obaz, mariemb, indreamittouches, camillestyles. [...]

  154. [...] Mason Jar Herb Garden // Camille Styles [...]

  155. [...] Mason Jar Herb Garden [...]

  156. cookingwithcurls says:

    OMG…this is awesome!!!

  157. Jo says:

    I love this idea! It is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  158. [...] food and home would get a dose of fresh design- all in one project! This hanging herb garden from Camille Styles brings lushness to your decor in an unexpected way, and is perfect for those handy in the kitchen. [...]

  159. [...] How to Prune a Dwarf Lemon Tree Growing Basil Growing Persimmon and Mulberry Trees – We have a Persimmon tree we got at a tree giveaway, and we found a Mulberry Tree on the property, too. Deep Chicken Bedding with Christmas Trees – video – Plan ahead for next December. 63 Things to Grow in Containers 4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel Mason Jar Herb Garden [...]

  160. [...] I currently am growning some basil in my windowsill but the more it grows the lighter the leaves, doesn’t seem too healthy… Any advice? Anyway, I love this herb rack and if you do too and want the step by step on this DIY check out Camille Styles. [...]

  161. [...] links to the blog Camille Styles. This link/blog gives instructions on how to plant herbs, but it’s pretty self-explanatory. [...]

  162. Anahi says:

    What website can I get charcoal from? I have checked homedepot.com and lowes.com, but all I can find is charcoal for grilling. :( Please help!

  163. Anahi says:

    Oh, and what are the measurements of the wood you used for this project?

    • Anahi says:

      Nevermind on this one comment, I just saw your reply for another that said 27”, thanks! (But still awaiting a reply on my previous question :))

  164. [...] With this tutorial from Camille Styles you can make a Mason Jar Herb Garden! [...]

  165. Michel says:

    O.k., call me goofy, lots of folks do:) But, I made a loop from some wire and put it around the neck of the jar and hung them outside in the trees for the summer. They are doing just fine. Also, I put coloured marbles in the bottom, instead of pebbles, for a little hint of fun. Now, when people tell me that I’ve lost my marbles, I just say “No I haven’t, they’re in bottles in the trees:)” Yeah, that helps support my side:) If I need a little aeration, I just stick a couple of straws to the bottom of the jar and pull out little plugs of dirt. That seems to work fine. The only thing is to not over stuff the jar with too many plants.

  166. I LOVE this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing it! I featured it on my DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects and Tutorials post on my blog Sew Creative today. I’d love for you to take a peek:

    http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/diy-and-craft-mason-jar-projects-tutorials/#

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

  167. [...] Source: Camille Styles Beautiful flowers and plants make me so happy.  And growing your own seems like a great way to bring happiness into a small space. I’m going to have to try some of these ideas! {For more posts on Small Space Living click here.} [...]

  168. […] I’m in love with this little mason jar herb garden! Who knows with only a used wood board and a few mason jars, you can create this charming piece of art right in your kitchen? If you are also smitten with this DIY project, the whole tutorial on how to make this mason jar garden can be found on Camille Styles. […]

  169. […] herb vegetable gardens and completely fell in love with this idea from Camille Styles website (http://camillestyles.com/uncategorized/transformed-mason-jar-herb-garden/). I love the look & concept but unfortunately the hanging vertical style doesn’t fit my […]

  170. […] Hard: Mount jars on a rustic wood board to create a hanging herb garden for your kitchen. […]

  171. rosy brendell says:

    I love this idea. how long will it last

  172. […] If you are not looking to spend a great deal, you can always go the DIY (Do It Yourself) way. Purchase a few Mason jars, wood – finished or unfinished, if you wish to paint, stainless steel hole clamps and a mirror kit for hanging. Install the hole clamps into the wood and securely attach your jars. Check out fellow blogger Camille Styles “Manson Jar Herb Garden” for a detail “How To Guide” – LINK […]

  173. Sarah says:

    To drain: You can get tricky and purchase a diamond head drill bit for cutting holes in glass. Just a thought. They are cheap on EBAY.

  174. […] Your own garden in your home…on your wall! A fun DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden! How amazing is this? Nothing beats the fresh smell of these herbs as soon as you walk into your kitchen. Peeling off each leave as you cook makes the process even more home-made. (Image and Idea from: http://camillestyles.com/uncategorized/transformed-mason-jar-herb-garden/) […]

  175. […] to bring the garden inside: Want an herb garden in your kitchen?  I love this unique approach. Image credit: {1} […]

  176. […] Obviously, herbs and spices are the basis for so many dishes and drinks, and if you can create recipes with fresh ingredients it’s even better. Attach jars to a single stretch of wood and plant your most used herbs for the ultimate cocktail garden. [Learn How] […]

  177. […] DIY and photo credit to camillestyles.com […]

  178. […] have seen many kitchen herb garden designs, and I think this is probably one of the best one. The main back board is made from […]

  179. […] Styles DIYed this sweet little mason jar herb garden.  It is such a clever way to keep herbs close and ready to […]

  180. […] CREDIT: Camille Styles […]

  181. Sharmain says:

    This is so cool. i am definately going to have this hanging in my kitchen. thanks for that wonderful idea.

  182. […] that the whole family to get involved with. For a list of materials and simple instructions click here! Visit our Pinterest page for more fun DIY […]

  183. Judith says:

    This is a great idea, I too was worried about drainage I like the idea of rocks or gravel. I also thought about drilling a drainage hole in the bottom of the mason jar, not knowing how I would do that I checked out YouTube and there is a video on how to do this. Hope this helps!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34P_ZHj336w

  184. […] Mason Jar Herb Garden… amazing! I need to do […]

  185. […] Clockwise from top left: cherry blossoms chalk art | painted mason jars | chocolate pretzel nests | glow in the dark egg hunt | succulent heart planter | mason jar herb garden […]

  186. […] Mason Jar Herb Garden (Photo via Camille […]

  187. […] Keep fresh herbs at your fingertips to enhance your home cooked meals with this DIY herb garden by Camille Styles. […]

  188. […] garden enrich your health, it gives your sunroom an earthy and rustic aesthetic. Camille Styles shares on her blog how to build an indoor herb garden using some rad DIY […]

  189. […] and Home #2 – Plaza Interior #3 – Intimate Weddings #4 – A Beautiful Mess #5 - Camille Styles #6 – Ruffled […]

  190. […] use of a vertical plank and “tipped” mason jars was interesting to me. This allows the herbs to grow without overlapping onto each […]

  191. […] clear ones to fit into hanging grooves.  For a rustic look, try these from Etsy.  You can also make your own hanging […]

  192. […] (Photo Credit: Cammile Styles on Mason Jar Herb Garden) […]

  193. […] you have some scrap wood and unused mason jars laying around, easily turn them into your very own herb garden with a few extra supplies from the hardware store. It will look fabulous hanging in your kitchen […]

  194. […] Mason jars are great for this project.  […]

  195. Andrea says:

    If you want something to absorb water that is also pretty, you can use those Orbeez that were originally made for planting but are now marketed as a kid’s toy. They come in all colors, and swell up as they absorb water, then go back down in size as they dry out. Not only would they add a nice touch of color, but you could tell when you needed to water again by the size of the Orbeez . . .

  196. […] use of a vertical plank and “tipped” mason jars was interesting to me. This allows the herbs to grow without overlapping onto each […]

  197. […] 1. Mason Jar Herb Garden – Camille […]

  198. […] diagonally on a wooden plank and hang it up on the wall for a mixture of gardening and art. See Camille Styles’ page for step-by-step […]

  199. Lauren says:

    I made this and am at the point of securing the metal ring to the board. My husband doesn’t think a nail will hold it. Did anyone else have an issue with the jars coming off?

  200. […] di legno verticale e di vasetti pendenti mi ha subito interessato. Questo consente alle erbe di non rischiare di scontrarsi le une con le altre quando […]

  201. […] Vertical gardening is a wonderful way to cultivate indoor plants, especially if your space gets plenty of light. Created by Claire Zinnecker, this Mason Jar Herb Garden is crafted with the help of an old wooden board, pipe clamps, and of course, mason jars. A full tutorial can be found at Camille Styles. […]

  202. […] – Mason Jar Herb Garden from Camille […]

  203. […] really want to try and make this Mason Jar Herb Garden from Camille […]

  204. […] Mason Jar Herb Carden from Camille Styles. This simple DIY project brings your most essential herbs indoors, for easy access while cooking. […]

  205. […] All you need is old wooden board, mason jars, pipe clamps, triangle ring hangers, stainless hanging wire, picture hanger, chalkboard paint &  chalk, brush, hammer, nails and  screw driver and herbs! See how to make here! […]

  206. […] can  click on  the attached link to see how you can create your own indoor display with used glass bottles, an old wooden board , […]

  207. […] can also pot some of your fresh-grown spices in mason jars and hang them on the wall. This project might take a little more effort, but it’s not only decorative, it’s functional, […]

  208. […] got this idea from Pinterest (evil black hole!) which eventually led me back to this link. It didn’t have a ton of instructions or photos, so I followed it as best as I could imagine, but […]

  209. […] as a vertical garden • Turn your wine / soda crates into miniature raised beds • Create a hanging mason jar garden (or leave the jars on a counter) • Make DIY grow bags • Turn your old water + soda […]

  210. […] P.S. If you’d like to make that really cool Mason Jar Planter pictured above, you can check out the tutorial here! […]

  211. […] 1.S?oiki, och te s?oiki! Ile mo?na z nich zrobi?! Poza tym jest to bardzo modny i efektowny sposób. Takie szklane s?oiki pozwalaj? zobaczy? poziom wody. Wszystko czego potrzebujesz w tym DIY to drewniany podk?ad (panele pod?ogowe, deska z palet) i zaciski które bez problemu mo?na zakupi? w ka?dym sklepie budowlanym. (?ród?o Camille Styles) […]

  212. […] those of us without the space for a full herb garden. Check out this step-by-step tutorial of the Mason Jar Herb Garden by Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles, summarized […]

  213. […] those of us without the space for a full herb garden. Check out this step-by-step tutorial of the Mason Jar Herb Garden by Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles, summarized […]

  214. Dawn says:

    So cute! I guess you’d have to grow them for a while before securing them so as not to have to plants growing sideways?

  215. […] mason jar project: mason jar herb garden. I’m thinking something like this might work in my sun room for the […]

  216. […] Voir le DIY dans son habitat naturel ici […]

  217. […] Transformed :: Mason Jar Herb Garden | Camille Styles – 336 Responses to “Transformed :: Mason Jar Herb Garden” Jess December 15, 2011 Wow!! I am in LOVE with how it turned out! I would die for that in my kitchen…. […]

  218. […] Mason Jar Herb Garden from Camille Styles […]

  219. […] those of us without the space for a full herb garden. Check out this step-by-step tutorial of the Mason Jar Herb Garden by Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles, summarized […]

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