DIY rustic herb 'hothouse' station

DIY rustic herb ‘hothouse’ station

Growing herbs indoors has never been easier than with this DIY rustic herb ‘hothouse’ station!

You’ll need

  • 3 x 2L plastic bottles
  • 3 x terracotta pots (take your 2L plastic bottle to ensure it fits)
  • 1 x terracotta base
  • scissors
  • chalk paint
  • wax (we used clear Harlequin furniture finishing wax)
  • twine
  • paintbrush
  • old rag
  • wooden tags
  • permanent marker
  • potting soil
  • herb seedlings of your choice

To make

  1. Paint the terracotta pots and base with chalk paint and allow to dry for about 30 minutes. You’re going for a weathered look so don’t worry about being too precise with the strokes. We painted a bit on the inside too.
  2. Using the rag, wax the pots and the base (inside and out). Allow to dry for about an hour.
  3. Plant your seedlings and water them lightly.
  4. Rinse plastic bottle, peel off label and scrub off glue residue. Cut the bottles in half. Place the bottle over the seedling and into the pot.
  5. Write the name of your herb onto the wooden label, thread the twine through and tie around the bottle tops.
  6. Place in a sunny area and enjoy!




Magazine issue date: Jul, 2018

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.


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