Today I’m sharing a fun kitchen update, my Hanging Herb Mason Jars. I love fresh herbs! They just make everything taste, well… fresher. I love some fresh chives on top of my baked potato… or adding fresh basil to my pasta sauces or on the top of my homemade pizza. So when I came across a steal of a deal on some fresh herbs I scooped them up… and created the perfect place for them without taking up any counter space.
Mason Jar Herb Gardens
I love having an indoor herb garden in my kitchen. This is such a fun craft project and makes wonderful gifts too. Here’s how to make your own. (for your convenience this post contains affiliate links, find more info here)
Hanging Herb Mason Jar Supplies:
- blue mason jars
- green mason jars
- wire cutters
How to make Mason Jar Herb Garden
- Started by eyeballing how much wire you need to go around the neck (the lip of the jar)of the mason jar. Then I doubled it before cutting the piece of wire. If you didn’t want to use wire, I think you could use pieces of twine.
- Starting at the center of the wire, wrap the wire around the neck of the mason jar.
- Now twist the wire around it to make it snug around the mason jar neck. (I twisted it about 3 times)
- Now the remainder of the wire, you want to join the two ends together, so you are creating a loop in order to hang (you’re creating a little handle for the mason jar planters).
- Twist the ends together at least 5-6 times, so it’s nice and snug.
- Repeat until you have all your hanging mason jars completed.
DIY Herbs in Mason Jars
I recommend filling the base of your mason jar with gravel or small seashells, to create good drainage for the herbs. You could use an inch of rocks, I would recommend little rocks, like for a fish tank. Then add a little potting soil, the amount will depend on the size of your herbs and the soil surrounding the herb roots.
Then it’s just time to add your favorite herbs. I used rosemary, basil, chives, and parsley. Cilantro would be great if you love making fresh salsa.
Finish with a little more potting soil if needed around the herb roots.
I had the perfect place to hang them on either side of my kitchen sink… lots of afternoon sunlight… just perfect for my vertical garden.
So I added some hooks to the outside of the kitchen cabinets and hung the herb mason jars on them. This works great if you have limited countertops or a small space.
My girls had a fun time potting the herbs in the mason jars for me. So fun to create your own mason jar garden. You could create some cute chalkboard labels for your jar and write the herb names on them.
They have been very easy to maintain too. I water my small lovely herb garden about 2 times a week, sometimes 3 if it’s a really hot week.
I love the addition to our kitchen. Live plants make such a difference in a space – nothing cuter than small herb jars!
Thanks for stopping by friends! Here are a couple of other projects I’ve done using mason jars: