Hi guys, I’m so happy you’re here today! I’m gonna show you my window herb garden in a crate ! It’s really easy, not that you expect anything else from me, lol, but no, a great quick DIY for anyone!
I’m super excited about this little project, not only, because it looks so nice, but also because I solved a few little issues all at once with this! Let me tell ya!
So not too long ago, remember how I showed you my not so pretty kitchen ? Well, you know how I have that little window in my kitchen, next to the big door, leading to my storage room? It gives me a lot of light, which I love but I have to keep both covered with curtains, because that storage room is not pretty! But I need it and even though I’m not a keeper, there are some things stored in there. So, during the winter months, it’s not an issue, because I have light, white curtains that won’t show what’s behind them but still let light in. Great! Now, with the warmer weather starting, that small window will be open like almost all the time! I like ventilating when I cook, I need air in that kitchen and it’s just perfect because of the small window and that’s what it is there for! If it wasn’t for the uglyness behind it! The boxes and garden stuff are right there and it looks really ugly when you come in my kitchen and the window is open and you see all that! It had bothered me last summer already. But now I’ve found the solution and I’m soooo happy!
I’ve had this crate in my fireplace, but since the fireplace is covered up now, I had an idea the other day! I tried to fit the crate into that window seat. See, here, all windows have security bars from the outside, and it happened that the crate fit into that window almost as if it was meant for it! Whooohoo! Love it! I attached it in the back to the bars so it wouldn’t move and be more stable. And now I had my crate to fully decorate!
And I knew exactly what was going in there! Yes! Herbs! I love putting fresh herbs in my salads and I love having that smell in the kitchen! And the window is the perfect spot for it! I had tons of empty jars and I painted labels on them with black chalkpaint.
Then, off to one of my favourite places, the garden store, and got herbs! I got Oregano, Mint & Rosemary for now, I’d like to add Basil eventually as well, they didn’t have any right now… I asked the lady at the store and she advised me, that if I wanted to plant them into glass jars, to put rocks on the bottom for water drainage, which I did! I’m no expert, so I hope this works! But I’m optimistic!
I labelled the jars with chalk and placed them into my crate. For the hanging ones, I used thick wire and looped it around the top of the jar, and then attached it on the back of the crate and the bars. Perfect!
Window herb garden in a crate
This is the closed window version, which is also pretty! But the Best is the open window, it just smells lovely and fresh!!
Some dried lavender just for the looks…
I’ve added empty jars to the top…
I’m so happy I get to have fresh herbs in my kitchen and that I’ll be able to have my window open without seeing the storage area! Win Win!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a great Wednesday!