mason jar herb garden

*I was given supplies to complete this mason jar craft from Consumer Crafts, but the idea and all opinions are 100% my own.

mason jar herb garden

I can not wait to share with you how i created my mason jar herb garden
i’ve said it before and i will say it again i do not have a green thumb.
i usually do not keep any live plants in my house because they seem to die within weeks.
i bought my first live herb a while back and am proud to say ITS STILL ALIVE
and i even bought 2 more plants to keep it company
they survived us being gone on vacation for 9 days, 2 moves, and a really hot summer. not to mention being completely neglected while getting the kids started in the new school year

Until last week my plants lived in those ugly plastic pots you get when buying them in the store. I knew they needed a new home. a really cute new home … because they are going in my new home!

mason jar herb garden supplies

Supplies needed:


i made my herb labels a head of time. using muslin fabric and fabric markers i wrote the herb names and then colored them in. i placed the fabric in 3 inch embroidery hoops and trimmed the extra fabric off.

step 1 : glue your ruffle ribbon onto the jar. going around the jar just once. make sure you place the bottom of the ruffle at the lowest point you want it to show on your jar.

step 2 : using your jute twine. place a dot of glue on the”back” side of your ribbon just above the ruffle. once the end of your jute twine is glued in place start tightly wrapping your twine around the jar to the desired thickness.

step 3 : once you reach the desired thickness of your jute layer place a dab of glue. glue the jute in place and cut the end.

step 4 : glue your embellishments to your herb labels. i used the cutest little garden tools. you can order some here. only 1.47 for all three holla! 

step 5 : using green bakers wine i had on hand i tied the hoops to the jars.
step 6 : not pictured. place a few small rocks in the bottom of your jar to help give the roots breathing rooms. add a few inches of soil. break up the roots of your herb and stuff into the jar. lightly water your herb

My plan is to place them on the kitchen counter near the window. but for now they get to live outside breathing fresh air. as the temperature gets cooler i will move them to their permanent home inside my house.

For more fun mason jar crafting materials and ideas check out Consumer Crafts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and their blog! Don’t forget to check out the links below for ideas from my blogger buddies!

*I was given supplies to complete this mason jar craft from Consumer Crafts, but the idea and all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I’ll have to give it a try.
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  2. how unique and creative! Love it!

  3. Omg I love these…especially the twine. TOO CUTE!!
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  4. Okay not only are you growing something but you made it beyond cute!! Seriously love it. Oh can I say I am totally jealous of your handwriting! I could never write that neatly.
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  5. I love this project, so cute!

  6. This is SUCH a cute idea!
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  7. Love this, super cute idea. 🙂
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  8. Oh my goodness, this might be the coolest thing I’ve seen using mason jars! Pinned it as well 🙂
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  9. Super cute!! Love all things Mason Jar! 🙂
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  10. What a totally neat idea!

  11. I absolutely LOVE how adorable this project is! You did a great job!
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  12. Oh this is just so cute!! I just love fresh herbs and I love the jars you made to grow them – totally pinning.
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  13. LOVE the hoop labels!!
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  14. SO cute!! I love those labels, and the sneak peeks of your new place!
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  15. SO cute!! I love those labels, and the sneak peeks of your new place!
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  16. So cute!! I love anything with a mason jar!! I wonder if they were this cool back when they were created in the 1800’s!
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  17. These are so unbelievably adorable, Chrissy! Oh my gosh! I’m just smitten!
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