How to Build Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Love this modern planter!

Building an indoor herb garden has been on my to-do list for approximately 365 days. Last year I tried to grow the herbs from seeds and that was a colossal failure. This year, I went a safer route and bought some greenhouse herbs. I’m already using them in my cooking! There really is nothing better than leaning over and cutting off fresh greens while you’re making pasta sauce. Something so domestic about it. Of course, my herbs needed a nice home if they were going to permanently live on my counter. This wooden herb garden is what I came up with.

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

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The hardest part about building this little herb stand, is knowing where to drill the holes. It took us a while to figure out all of the measurements to make it balanced. Good news is, we did all of the hard work for you! You can download the FREE plans and measure it out perfectly without thinking:

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Materials:

Terra Cotta Pots (4 small, 3 medium)
1 x 8 board
1 3/4 x 3/4 board
Natural stain

Tools:

2 1/8″ hole saw
2 1/2″ hole saw
Wood glue
Clamps
Mitre saw
Table saw


Instructions:

The first step is to cut your boards according to the attached design plans. I used my Ryobi Sander to sand all of the boards down in no time!

Side note: The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System has more than 70 tools that work with the same battery, so you can use the same battery and charger to power all of your RYOBI tools. You can also buy bare tools so there’s no need to spend additional money on batteries and chargers every time you buy a new tool! LOVE it! 

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

Next, use your hole saws to cut the perfect sized holes for your terra cotta pots. Use the attached plans to measure exactly where to drill.

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

The last step is to attach the tiny feet so that your herbs stand up off the counter. Glue and clamp them into place

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

When the glue was dried, I stained the piece in my favourite natural stain.

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

LOVE love this planter.

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

It sits on my windowsill in the sun and the herbs are growing beautifully. Herbs like to drink water from their feet, so I do pop of the pots out of the tray every couple of days. I just place them on a flat plate to soak up some water from the bottom and put them back in the tray when they are done :)

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

My dream of fresh herbs in the kitchen has finally come true!

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans.

If you like planters, you might like these simple Hexagon Wall Planters.

Or these Triangle Pallet Planters!

Make your own indoor countertop herb garden! Use Terra Cotta pots to keep your herbs close by all summer long! This simple DIY project includes the FREE build plans. Love this modern planter.

3 thoughts on “How to Build Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

    1. I usually put a plate under them when I water them. Or I take them out and place them on a plate since the herbs like to drink from their roots :) I would do this in the morning once every couple of days and just put them back in when they’ve soaked up the water.

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