How to make herb pots

Create an attractive display for your kitchen window with these fresh-smelling herb pots that will appeal to budding chefs.

How to make herb pots

Our rustic herb pots are simple makes that will look and smell great in your kitchen window. If you’re selling your wares, DIY herb pots are the perfect price point for gift shoppers – sold individually, they’re an easy impulse purchase for people looking to treat themselves or packed in sets of four are a cool, gastro-style decoration for homely kitchens. If you are looking to sell – have a wide variety of different herbs so shoppers can mix and match to suit their taste buds!

This project, how to make herb pots, was designed by Pembrokeshire florist Marie Parie, of By The Sea. Bookmark her page, By The Sea Flowers, if you’re after beautiful wedding flowers, sympathy flowers or floral gifts – she runs floristry workshops, too!

Make sure your terracotta pot has a hole in the bottom for drainage

And if you like this project, have a look at our other floristry articles by Marie Parry – we love this DIY terrarium – or how about this gorgeous planter box made from an upcycled toolbox! If you’re planning a garden party this summer, Marie’s floral centerpiece could be just the ticket!

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To make these herb pots you will need:

  • A selection of herbs
  • Potting compost
  • Terracotta plant pots
  • Black chalkboard paint
  • Masking tape
  • Chalk writer pen
  • Paintbrush

How to make herb pots


Step 1

For the name tag pots, use masking tape to create a rectangle shape where you want the herb names to go; consider the length of the name of the herb when deciding how large to make this. Paint inside the masking tape with chalkboard paint and leave to dry for two hours.

Apply another coat of paint and leave to dry overnight. For the other pots, mask off the rim around the top of the pot, then paint below the masking tape with chalkboard paint, as before.

Step 2

Once the paint has completely dried, carefully remove the masking tape, then use a chalk pen to write the name of the herb onto the pot. You may find you need to go over it a couple of times to make sure the white reads out well.

Step 3

Plant the herbs into the pots and press down securely in place. Lightly water the herbs every couple of days, and advise customers to keep them on a sunny window in the kitchen where they can easily snip off what they need to add to their cooking.

How to make herb pots