as soon as the sun made an appearance this month the urge to start gardening was overwhelming! when we moved into our house the one project we neglected was our garden- last summer we didn't really utilise our outdoor space so I've been determined to get it finished before BBQ season arrives. we've just installed decking, replaced the fences and the turf is due to arrive next week (yippee) we're well on our way to having a garden that we can spend our summer enjoying!

I'm intending to grow my own herbs so I've installed some on my kitchen windowsills until the garden is ready. I wanted to pop some labels on them but I could only find cheap plastic ones so I decided to make my own!




I've just used some left over air dry clay to make mine- but polymer clay would be perfect!

just roll the clay flat with a rolling pin and use a ruler and craft knife to cut out long clay rectangles. (cut a point into one end to help stick them into the soil.)

then grab some small alphabet stamps and stamp on the herb/plant names. leave to dry (or if you're using clay that needs to bake- pop them in the oven.) I'm a bit of a impatient twerp so I left mine to dry on a hot radiator which made them curl up slightly! 




I've sealed mine with an acrylic spray sealant but I'm guessing you could also use varnish or PVA glue to help waterproof them!




pop them into your pots and you'll never put the completely wrong herbs into your dinner again. I might have done that more than once... 

back soon!

caroline x





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  1. aww this is such a cute DIY and much better than writing on the plastic equivalent with a black marker as it always fades eventually xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. thanks so much ioanna! glad you like them :)

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  2. These look awesome Caroline! We moved into a house with a garden last October and I so want to make the most of it this summer. I really want to start growing my own herbs and veg so these are perfect! xx

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    1. me too! not sure how much room I'll have for veg but defo going to grow some herbs.. roll on summer ;) xx

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  3. We've been contemplating growing veg, and these look so cute! Will have to make some.

    Lyon Notes

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  4. Ooh I bought those stamps today, what a coincidence/perfect excuse to start making these cuties! Liv x

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    1. I love these stamps- seriously so handy haha! :) xx

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  5. Lovely - I've been collecting pots so we can start growing herbs on our windowsill, will have to make these to go with them!

    Zoe | floral and feather

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    1. a-mazing!! so happy to hear that :) xx

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  6. This is a great idea Caroline! We grow a few herbs on our kitchen window sill so I may just have to have a go at this myself.
    Amy x

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    1. I think I killed more than I grew last year so I'm determined to get it right his summer haha! thanks lady- hope you're well :) xx

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  7. I really like that blue pot with the white floral pattern.

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