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Mar 10

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Cutie Herb Garden

I’ve been wanting to upcycle a Cutie Crate to Herb Garden for awhile.   Compared to the previous Cutie Crate upcycle, this DIY was quick and easy.

 Cutie Crate DIY Upcycled to Herb Garden by




Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by


Cutie or Clementine Crate

Modge Podge




Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by


I received this newspaper catalog in the mail for gardening supplies, and I knew it would be perfect for this project.



1.  Cut out pictures.

2.  Modge podge onto the Cutie Crate.


Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by


Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by




I already have a trio of succulents in the garden window in the kitchen.


Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by


Or maybe some bright and lively flowers?


Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by


I copied this idea right from the Anthropologie catalog a few years ago with planting herbs in the G-R-O-W cups.  I’m waiting for the seeds to burst through the dirt.  Any day now!

 Cutie Crate DIY Upcycled to Herb Garden by


I planted my favorites – Basil, Rosemary, and Cilantro.

 Cutie Crate DIY Upcycled to Herb Garden by


Remember the original Cute Crate upcycle to a Vintage Trunk?


Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by


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What about you?  Do you have an herb garden?  When do you plant the seeds?  Have you ever upcycled a Cutie Crate before?  What did you make?


Love, hugs, and it’s not easy being green.




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  1. Dad

    Another good one Holly.

    1. Holly

      Thanks Dad! LYB, H.

  2. Cindy Eikenberg

    Holly, this is so adorable and I love that you used the clementine crates! I’ve saved a bunch of the crates to make something with them, too! The Herb garden is such a great idea! Have a happy Monday!

    1. Holly

      Hi Cindy – The possibilities are endless. Endless I tell you! Hugs, Holly

  3. Jenna

    Wow Holly, these are great ideas for the clementine crates! I have one in my garage waiting for attention! I love your clever ways..hmmmmm!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jenna – I am so honored at your sweet compliment. Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  4. Susan

    How a-grow-able! You are a whiz with a clementine crate!

    1. Holly

      Hi Susan – Did you just pun on my blog? Hugs, Holly

  5. Joey

    Adorable! I always save the Cutie crates because they seem so substantial and what a waste to throw them away. Great idea. I only wish I had a sunny window big enough to hold one!

    1. Holly

      Hi Joey – The possibilities for DIY-ing a Cutie Crate are endless! Hugs, Holly

  6. Kate

    Love this! I pinned the “chest” one the other day, love the variation!

    1. Holly

      Hi Kate – Thanks so much for stopping by again – glad to have you back! Hugs, Holly

  7. Sarah

    Cute idea, I love the GROW cups – perfect for herbs.

    1. Holly

      Hi Sarah – I just checked and they aren’t growing yet but any day now! Hugs, Holly

  8. Jennifer Johnson

    I love this and I can’t stop buying those darn cuties!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jennifer – I know, right! Although you have to eat 4 of them to get the same amount as a regular orange, they are so easy for the kids to eat and love. Hugs, Holly

  9. Karen

    What a great idea! I love those little crates and have only found one use for them: stackable storage bins for the pantry. I love, love, love your idea. How cute and unique! Pinned. :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Karen – Ooohhhh they would make perfect pantry stackables! Thanks so much for visiting. Hugs, Holly

  10. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    Love it! You could personalize some white mugs with Sharpie markers.

    Thanks for sharing your project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

    1. Holly

      Hi Barb – I’ve had these mugs for several years. I’ve seen the sharpie mugs several places – it’s the hot thing right now! Hugs, Holly

  11. Corinna Ashley [ForMyLoveOf]

    You smart cookie! I’ve been hoarding my clementine crate because I just KNEW there was something useful to be done with it instead of trashing it. Hopefully I can get together my own little crate garden this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, you rock!

    1. Holly

      Hi Corinna – Thank you for your kind words and for visiting. It was a lot of fun to make, and much easier than the last cutie project! Hugs, Holly

  12. Mila

    What a cute and clever idea!

    1. Holly

      Hi Mila – Thanks so much and thanks for visiting! Hugs, Holly

  13. Nancherrow

    Great idea! And I love that your dad is the first commenter! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    1. Holly

      Hi Alison – Yeah, he’s a keeper! Hugs, Holly

  14. Shannon

    I’m saving my crates from now on. Super cute. I’ve always wanted to grow herbs, and you have me really wanting to try!

    Shannon ~

    1. Holly

      Hi Shannon – There are a million things you can do with these. Have fun! Hugs, Holly

  15. Antonella

    Arrivo dal SerenitySaturday!

    1. Holly

      Hi Antonella – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  16. Holly Giles

    Great remake of that crate. I love the modge podge of the seed packets, really nice. Thanks, Holly

    1. Holly

      Hello sister Holly – Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

  17. ARod

    wow another great create upscale love it

    1. Holly

      Hi Arod -Thanks so much. I’m trying to think of the next one! Hugs, Holly

  18. Diana

    OK, first I love that the top comment is from your dad…so sweet!

    I love those boxes the cuties come in, I actually gave it to my step-daughter though, she has been re-using a decorating a lot of leftover boxes in the house!

    Just found your blog from SITSgirls! :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Diana – I love how versatile these crates are! Hugs, Holly

  19. Anna

    What an adorable idea! I was thinking about growing herbs in coffee cups, but I’ve never done it before and was wondering if they would be spaced far enough apart…or do you just plant just a few seeds in each cup? I will be pinning this! #SITSSharefest!

    1. Holly

      Hi Anna – Thanks so much for pinning! I used the starter soil – it’s a lot more porous. And then sprinkled in a handful of seeds. Hugs, Holly

  20. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

    What a fun project. So glad you shared on BOTW party. Pinned!!

    1. Holly

      Hi Nichi – Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning! Hugs, Holly

  21. T'onna Peters

    We used to have an herb garden in our sun window in our old apartment in Washington. My husband loves growing plants. He grew basil, sage, and some other herbs. But sadly, when he’d go out to sea, his plants would die. I do not have a green thumb. lol Thank you for sharing at The Submarine Sunday Link Party!

    1. Holly

      Hi T’onna – Oh no! I was happy the first buds came up today. Hugs, Holly

  22. Wendy @

    What a great idea!

    1. Holly

      Hi Wendy – Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs, Holly

  23. Candace @ Vintage News Junkie

    You know how I feel about these cutie crate upcycles you do!!! Soooo cute!! Thanks for linking up at our Monday Funday party!!! I will be featuring your post next Monday!!!

    1. Holly

      Hi Candace – Thank you again and look forward to partying with you next week. Hugs, Holly

  24. Emily

    Great idea! Love the lettered mugs!

    We would love for you to come link up Mondays 8:00am EST at Your Designs This Time.

    1. Holly

      Hi Emily – Thanks so much for visiting and for the invite. Happy Spring! Hugs, Holly

  25. Jilleen

    I just planted my first garden using Earthboxes. So this is inspiring! Thank you!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jilleen – I’m sooooo excited for spring and for everything to start growing! Hugs, Holly

  26. Kristina

    I love all the great uses for the cutie boxes, this is another one. Very neat. I keep trying to do a window garden but all the little plants sit by themselves, I will have to try this to corral them all together. Thanks for sharing this with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Holly

      Hi Kristina – Unlike the last project, this one was super quick and easy to make. Happy Spring! Hugs, Holly

  27. Melissa

    This is so cool! I love it!

    1. Holly

      Hi Melissa – Thanks for visiting and come back again soon. Hugs, Holly

  28. Alissa

    What a great idea! Mod Podge crafts are my favorites. And I love how you put the plants in the “GROW” mugs.

    1. Holly

      Hi Alissa – I’m recently getting more of a Mod Podge groove on and love these kind of fun projects. Happy Spring! Hugs, Holly

  29. Emily @ Simple Life Of A Fire Wife

    I love this! The GROW mugs are so cute! I featured this at the party today!

    1. Holly

      Hi Emily – Thank you so much for the feature! Very much appreciated. Hugs, Holly

  30. Mandy Hank

    How fun to grow in those cups! I could never keep them alive but they are super cute, thanks for sharing!

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