If you know me well, you know that I have a black thumb. I somehow manage to kill cacti for goodness sake! Earlier this year, a someone gifted me an adorable little basil plant. It was a nice gesture but were they not aware of my history as a merciless plant assassin?! But nonetheless, I was determined to keep the basil alive. 3 months later, that little black thumb of mine was gradually turning green hue. Turns out, all you really need is sun, consistent watering, and proper drainage . . . haha, who knew? The basil was flourishing and I was ready to take it step further with an indoor herb garden! Using a vintage tea set, it truly has to one of the easiest and chicest gardening projects even someone like me could appreciate and execute.
You’ll need to start by drilling holes on the bottom of the porcelain tea cups so that the plants will be able to drain to stay alive and healthy. Secure the diamond drill bit into a hand drill. Turn the cup over onto a scrap piece of wood. Mark the spot with a Sharpie and pour a teaspoon of water over the top. Hold the drill against the cup at a 45 degree angle and start the drill at a high speed.
Once the bit starts to cut, slowly pivot the drill to 90 degrees and continue drilling with medium pressure. After a few seconds the bit will pierce through the porcelain.
Next, take the herb plant out of its container. Use a cultivator to loosen the roots. Place the plant inside the tea cup.
Gently surround the plant with extra soil. Make sure the soil feels dense but not too packed. Set the plants aside.
Pick out the letters that you’ll need out of the stamp set. Hold the stamp upright against the spoon.
Using a rubber mallet, hammer the top of the stamp with the other hand holding the stamp firm and in place. Continue adding letters. If they are looking very faint, you can take a very thin permanent marker and fill in the letters to darken them.
Place your spoon markers into each plant.
Place the potted plants onto a tray and set it on your kitchen counter, close to natural sunlight. Water and enjoy!
(images by HonestlyWTF)