I love fresh Herbs for cooking- and while I have a pretty extensive Herb garden in the yard… some people may be more space challenged – or want to have fresh Herbs- ready right in the kitchen. A window sill Herb garden is just the ticket- and it gives us an opportunity to re-purpose or recycle containers… and customize your Herb selection to your favorites.
I used 4 canning jars for this project- and they were re-purposed- I had Dilly Beans in one- and My Mom’s Secret Chili Sauce in another… I keep a big selection of Ball Jars at my disposal- because I also love them for a quick flower arrangement- and they are the perfect size for giving away, sharing with friends- or for a small space where I want flowers- NOW!
Because I store them in the garage- sometimes the rings and lids can get a bit rusty or dingy… so let’s start with the lids… I like to have the Bright Silver Ring- on the jar- I think it dresses it up… and so I sprayed the rings – with Super Silver® from Design Master- it’s a Special Metallic Paint- that is available at craft stores and wholesale floral supply companies… and they make all different colors- so if you’re not the Silver Person- you can do 14k or 24k Gold- (ooo lala) or Champagne Gold- or even Colors- the metallic paints from Design Master- are quick drying and they cover completely- so they are the BEST!
When I want color- I choose their üBerMatte® Colors- they also are quick drying and cover completely – and I used the Graphite üBerMatte® for the jars… you’ll notice in this segment- I set them upside down- on a turntable- to insure I don’t get paint inside the jar… and then it just takes one or two coats and you’re ready to go…
üBerMatte® comes in a wide variety of colors- so if you want to do other colors you can experiment. Snap a pic of your finished projects- and send them to me at J@ubloom.com and we’ll share them in future blogs or maybe even on the show.
Once dry- I assemble the jars- and then add about 1-2 inches of Rocks to the bottom of the jar… then a bit of soil and plant my Herbs. I love Basil so that’s a must- I also include Thyme- another personal favorite…. Lavender is a nice touch because you cook with it- add it to cocktails- but having the Lavender fragrance around is helpful in stress relief- and reducing depression and enhancing sleep. I also think it’s fun to include Rosemary- for this memory assistance… and I love to cook with Rosemary.
I used a White Chalk Marker- from the craft store to write the varieties on the jars… it looks great on the Chalkboard colored Jars… but you could also write a message – Like I love you- or draw hearts or smile faces… there’s no limit- it’s a great way to make this project personal!
If you want more COLOR Inspiration visit my friends at Design Master- and check out their website DMColor.com for lots of inspiring projects! Watch J create this project in Episode 206 – The Garden Contained- on Life in Bloom Here!