I love herbs. I love to cook with them. I love to smell them. I love to look at them. I just love them! My backyard has so many herbs growing, everything from lavender to sage then chives to dill. We’re always looking for something new to grow and enjoy.My biggest downfall with herbs is that I usually forget to harvest them. Oops.
Every herb imaginable is in my spice cabinet. They are all dried and at the ready, especially for my fast paced life. It’s wonderful! I get dinner finished, we all sit around the table, then I glance outside and wonder why I didn’t use fresh oregano in my sauce instead of the dried stuff.
I needed to do something to get these herbs more in my face to remind me to use them. With little counter space and storage in my kitchen to keep up with my vast supply of dishes and small appliances, I needed something more than just pots on the counter. After much deliberation I came to the conclusion that I had cupboard walls that weren’t being used. Look at this, all of this beautiful unused space in my kitchen that could be doing more for me.
The next step was to decide how I was going to utilize this space. I could hang little shelves, but that didn’t seem right. Hanging jars! It came to me out of the blue. I could use mason jars to create a hanging kitchen herb garden! I already have a ton of canning jars, so I only needed to figure out what to do for hooks. I didn’t really want to drill into my cupboard, so I needed something that would stick. Command™ hooks were the obvious choice.
I had a plan, now I just needed to go shopping. I headed to Walmart to pick up the Command™ hooks, ribbon, and herbs. Guess what I found. Command™ hooks and strips are now found in the craft section! This made my Walmart adventure so much easier. I didn’t have to search the store for everything. It was all in the same section. Even the Scotch® Brand products I needed are here in the craft aisle. I love it when that happens!
I picked up both Command™ and Scotch® Brand products to get me going with this project. The Command™ strips and hooks are what I really needed, the Scotch® Brand products just made things go a bit smoother.
Supplies in hand, it’s time to get dirty. That’s right, when working with dirt you have a tendency to get dirty hands. If you don’t like dirt on your hands, then I suggest picking up some garden gloves while you’re repotting your herbs into mason jars. Speaking of repotting the herbs, this is how it went down!
First of all I grabbed my potting supplies. Herbs, pea gravel, half pint mason jar, jute cord, Scotch® Titanium Utility Knife, and I had some potting soil on hand, just in case I needed it.
Next repot the herbs into the mason jar. I pulled the plant out of it’s original pot then scored the roots if needed with the Scotch® Titanium Utility Knife. I removed some of the soil from around the plant and repotted it into the mason jar adding a little extra potting soil to fill in any gaps. Super simple!
This lip is the perfect place to rest the jute cord that is used to hang the jar. Because of the lip as long as you wrap the cord tight enough it won’t go past the lip meaning it’s not going to slide out of it’s holder.
I wrapped the cord around the jar three times then secured it tight with a square knot in the back.
Time to head in the house with my herbs to get the cupboard ready to hang this mini herb garden.
One thing I wanted to do was dress up the wall I was hanging the herbs. I thought it would be fun to hang ribbon around the edge of the side of the cupboard to frame the space I would be using. Command™ Poster Strips came in handy for this.
First I measured the side of the cupboard, then measured out the appropriate length of ribbon.
I did the same thing with the shorter strips. I cut the shorter strips at an angle so it would give the appearance of corners. Because of the angle I couldn’t get the Command™ strip right up to the edge. To help with that I used a bit of Scotch® Brand double sided tape to tack down the corner.
I was in a bit of a hurry to get this project done so I failed to measure my ribbon to make sure I got a good 45 degree angle. It shows, I’ll go back in later to make sure I recut the ribbon a little better. I wanted to point this out to you in case you were trying for a similar effect and wanted to do it properly. Ha!
We measured and hung the remaining Command™ hooks, then finished up our project by hanging all of the herbs. I love it! It brightened my kitchen, reminds me to use my fresh herbs and they’re right by the sink so I can easily remember to water them daily!
What exciting projects have you created around your house using Command™ products? I’d love to hear about them. If you don’t have a project in mind, you can check out these fantastic summer project ideas! Share with me in the comments below!