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 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.
Hanging Herb Mason Jars
I love having an indoor herb garden in my kitchen. 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
Hanging Indoor Window Herb Garden Tutorial:
- Started by eyeballing how much wire you need to go around the neck of the mason jar. Then I doubled it before cutting the piece of wire.
- Starting at the center of the wire, wrap the wire around the neck of the mason jar.
- Now twist the wire around it’s 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.
- 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, so the water has a drain off area.
Then it’s just time to add your favorite herb.
I had the perfect place to hang them on either side of my kitchen sink… lots of afternoon sunlight… just perfect.
So I added some hooks to outside of the kitchen cabinets and hung the herb mason jars on them.
My girls had a fun time potting the herbs in the mason jars for me.
They have been very easy to maintain too. I water my small 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: