DIY Indoor Garden

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.

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You’ll need:

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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.

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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.

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Next, take the herb plant out of its container. Use a cultivator to loosen the roots. Place the plant inside the tea cup.

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Gently surround the plant with extra soil. Make sure the soil feels dense but not too packed. Set the plants aside.

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Pick out the letters that you’ll need out of the stamp set. Hold the stamp upright against the spoon.

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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.

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Place your spoon markers into each plant.

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Place the potted plants onto a tray and set it on your kitchen counter, close to natural sunlight. Water and enjoy!

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 (images by HonestlyWTF)

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36 Comments

  1. glamdevils wrote:

    It looks super cute. I don’t have a lot of plants at home cos I have a black thumb too. Only one plant has survived so far 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. Melanie wrote:

    Where can I purchase the stamp set?!

    Thanks,
    Mel

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Mel, here is the link. It’s also updated in the supply list.

      4.14.15
  3. Fee wrote:

    Haha, I have a “black thumb” as well – I always kill any plant I buy 🙁
    This is such a cute idea, thank you so much for sharing it! It’s a great way to recycle some old cups.

    Love,
    Fee (Floral Fascination)

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  4. Now all I need is a drill and I am set to go!

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  5. Andrea wrote:

    Oh my, this looks so cute! I love the stamped spoons. Such a fun touch. 🙂

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  6. So creative!!love it..
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta
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  7. I tried this once with a succulent and it was a huge fail. This is by far a million times chicer! I Love it!

    xo

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  8. Mun wrote:

    Such a gorgeous way to plant herbs! I need to start making my black thumb green too…

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  9. Amy wrote:

    This is too cute! Need to go hunting for some vintage cups!

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  10. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    The plants look like they are really flourishing in the charming vintage tea set! They make a really fantastic home decoration!

    Prudence
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  11. SAUL wrote:

    Love the spoon idea!

    SHOP SAUL

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  12. arathi wrote:

    wow!! these are soo incredibly cute.. the teapot and the inscribed spoons!! lovelly idea!!

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  13. Jude wrote:

    Love this – more home DIYs please xx

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    I live for your DIY’s!

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  15. Eveline wrote:

    Cute, lovely idea fot the kitchen <3

    xx Eveline from http://fragilityofbeauty.com/

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  17. Priscilla wrote:

    Love your indoor garden ideas! will try them out x

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  18. Bipasha wrote:

    Most adorable herb garden ever!

    //Bipasha
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  19. Zen wrote:

    i have a herb garden too! Using planters with no drainage holes- will totally take a leaf from your book- these look way more chic!

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  20. ElsaR wrote:

    Beautiful!! I love it!

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