7.21.2011

A Craft For The Uncrafty!!

hellllllllo lovelies!

How about this for just about the easiest craft ever?

If you consider yourself a bit on the un-crafty side,
well, girl, is this one for you.
(Sister-in-law Jen, I am speaking to you here!)
(Bonus!  -it's educational!  -teach the future chefs of the world (your kids) which herb is which!)

Just drink a bottle or five of vino, save the corks and write the names of your herbs on them with a Sharpie, then push wooden skewers into them and...
VOILA!
you have fun herb makers!


I was inspired by Rene of Cottage & Vine to make an herb tower.  Check out Rene's fabulous tower here!
With that in mind I bought these two shiny green pots,  but once they were filled with gravel (to help with draining) and potting soil and I stacked them, I realized there was not enough room in the perimeter of the bottom pot for several herbs.  The smaller pot should have been even smaller.
(By the way New England friends:  Ocean State Job Lot has a gorgeous selection of glazed pots in beautiful colors!)

My basil is trying to take over this little section of the deck, bossy boots that she is.  I can't wait to make some pesto when this gets a bit bigger.

This is just one more delightful idea I garnered from Pinterest {the original source of this great idea is the the blog My Chic Life - thank you for the inspiration!}.  If you're interested in upcycling your wine corks, check out my board of cork creativity.  I have saved corks for years and am looking forward to making wine cork trays with my neighbor sometime this summer.  Or maybe not.  I might be all crafted out after this major (5 minute) undertaking! :)  See - it's a craft for even the uncrafty!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!




Thanks to all these wonderful blogs who host inspiring weekly parties.  Check them out if you are looking for a fun new project!


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28 comments:

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

LOVE this idea!! We have a "wine-themed" kitchen/dining area and I am just about to put together some potted herbs. This would work great! Just came across your blog and now I am your newest follower!

Desi said...

I love this creative idea. And it looks so fancy but not difficult to do! Now I just need a garden lol! Your herbs look great!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a cute idea - and something even I could handle!
-Shelley

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I think those are adorable! Especially with the train wreck that were my garden markers!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Seriously, this is awesome, such a fun idea! Plus it gives me an excuse to drink more wine :)
XO
Kristin
PS I'll be featuring it on Tuesday!

poindextr said...

CUTE idea ~ i so love it! I make my markers from paper and they don't hold up very well, and the wind catches them and blows them out of the soil. These are sturdy and heavy enough to stay put. LOVE them! thanks so much for sharing. They look wonderful in your pretty garden :)

Shannon said...

What a great idea and I like that you get to drink wine to get your supplies.

Kerry Rossow said...

Finally! A use for ALL those corks!
Your favorite "gnomer",
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love unexpected projects using things we all have laying around the house!

Val said...

Cutest idea, ever. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Rachel @ We Heart Minnesota said...

Awesome idea. What a great use for wine corks. I have a collection of them and a bunch of herbs that I have a hard time keeping track of. Thanks for sharing.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

These are super cute and I just happen to have plenty of wine corks around. :) I hope you will stop by HomeSavvyAtoZ.com next Monday to share your post at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party. I am your newest member!

Tanya@takesix said...

So cute, and so easy!! Thanks Lisa! Pleased to be your newest follower!

Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse said...

Found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and have become your newest follower! This is such a great idea. Will have to do this in our Fall garden. Pop in for a visit if you get time.
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/continuation-of-story-goodwill-and.html

The Pineapple Room said...

Lisa I love this idea! I won't even tell you how many corks I have and I have no clue what to do with them. So cute! Thanks for the idea

Di said...

Awesome! Now I know what to do with all of those corks. Great idea.

Judy said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

natasha {schue love} said...

L-O-V-E this idea!!! I've got plenty of corks to use too! :)

Anonymous said...

I did this last March when we planted the herb garden out back. The sharpie fades away realy bad so I had no idea what was in some of the spots. I am considering hitting them with a shot of clear paint this year. Also if you have dogs, they seem to think that this is a toy.

Delhibound said...

Love, love!!! Totally recreating this. Bless you!

I like the idea of covering with a clear coat to lengthen their lives ...

Inspire Me Heather said...

What fabulous idea - they look super cute! I would like to post this on Facebook today and link it back to you, thanks for the great idea & now I just have to save the corks...

Kristen said...

WOW....I LOVE these!!!! I am going to share these with my blog's Facebook community!!

Umbrella Drink said...

I love the herb marker idea. I tried it out. Check it out here: http://www.umbrelladrink.com/summer-garden/

Two Steps From Home said...

Your Idea is great. I love it so much. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THESE! You should enter this in the DIY Design Challenge over at About.com!!! http://video.about.com/recreate/DIY-Challenge.htm

Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

I am loving your blog and this idea is darling! I'm going to use it for a wine and cheese party I have coming up - how perfect will wine corks be as cheese markers!? Thanks for the idea!

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

I'm loving these. They will definitely be in my garden this year. I featured this on my Handmade Gift Ideas! http://www.throughtheeyesofthemrs.com/2013/11/30-handmade-gift-ideas.html

Mingyan Lu said...

The DIY Wine Cork Plant Label is so cute. Featured you on Homemade Wine Cork Crafts