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 coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Supplies

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Cutie or Clementine Crate

Modge Podge

Scissors

Newspaper

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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

Steps

 

1.  Cut out pictures.

2.  Modge podge onto the Cutie Crate.

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Results

 

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

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Or maybe some bright and lively flowers?

 

Cutie Crate Mod Podge Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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 coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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

 Cutie Crate DIY Upcycled to Herb Garden by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Remember the original Cute Crate upcycle to a Vintage Trunk?

 

Cutie Clementine Box to Vintage Trunk Upcycle DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Connect and Share

 

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.

 

Holly

 

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60 comments on Cutie Herb Garden

  1. Dad
    March 10, 2014 at 6:28 am (1 year ago)

    Another good one Holly.

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:36 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Dad! LYB, H.

      Reply
  2. Cindy Eikenberg
    March 10, 2014 at 7:00 am (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:36 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  3. Jenna
    March 10, 2014 at 8:26 am (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:37 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  4. Susan
    March 10, 2014 at 10:47 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  5. Joey
    March 11, 2014 at 11:17 am (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  6. Kate
    March 12, 2014 at 12:09 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  7. Sarah
    March 12, 2014 at 10:17 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  8. Jennifer Johnson
    March 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:24 am (1 year ago)

      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

      Reply
  9. Karen
    March 13, 2014 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

    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. :)

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:30 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  10. Barb @ A Life in Balance
    March 13, 2014 at 10:06 am (1 year ago)

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

    Thanks for sharing your project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:32 am (1 year ago)

      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

      Reply
  11. Corinna Ashley [ForMyLoveOf]
    March 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:33 am (1 year ago)

      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

      Reply
  12. Mila
    March 14, 2014 at 7:49 am (1 year ago)

    What a cute and clever idea!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:33 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  13. Nancherrow
    March 14, 2014 at 8:16 am (1 year ago)

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

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:37 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  14. Shannon
    March 14, 2014 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

    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 ~ bohemianjunktion.com

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:38 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  15. Antonella
    March 15, 2014 at 7:12 am (1 year ago)

    Lovely!
    Arrivo dal SerenitySaturday!
    Kiss

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:43 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Antonella – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  16. Holly Giles
    March 15, 2014 at 7:49 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:44 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  17. ARod
    March 15, 2014 at 11:35 am (1 year ago)

    wow another great create upscale love it

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 8:46 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  18. Diana
    March 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm (1 year ago)

    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! :)

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  19. Anna
    March 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 9:01 am (1 year ago)

      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

      Reply
    • Holly
      March 16, 2014 at 9:04 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  20. T'onna Peters
    March 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 17, 2014 at 8:07 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
    • Holly
      March 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  21. Candace @ Vintage News Junkie
    March 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm (1 year ago)

    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!!!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
    • Holly
      March 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  22. Jilleen
    March 20, 2014 at 3:20 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  23. Kristina
    March 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 23, 2014 at 7:14 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  24. Melissa
    March 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm (1 year ago)

    This is so cool! I love it!

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 23, 2014 at 7:19 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  25. Alissa
    March 21, 2014 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      March 23, 2014 at 7:23 am (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
    • Holly
      March 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm (1 year ago)

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

      Reply
  26. Mandy Hank
    April 19, 2014 at 10:24 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply

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