DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I‘ve had gardens on the mind lately! Last week I shared a DIY Terrarium Diffuser. Guess thinking about gardening makes sense, since it’s spring and all.

Do you have an indoor herb garden? Fresh herbs are so yummy for cooking and can make a charming addition to your kitchen decor, too.

You may have seen my coffee mug gardens in my book ! You can use any pot or container you like for your herbs. I don’t worry too much about having the right containers or growing conditions. I just have fun with it!

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I used mugs from (always love their affordable mugs!).

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

These (or the DIY diffuser terrariums!) would make really thoughtful gifts for teachers or housewarming gifts. You could even put together a sweet little package with a plant in a mug and add a copy of my book or , too!

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I added these (similar vertical ones ) to my herb gardens. We just wrote on ours with a Sharpie!

You can scroll the arrows below to find other cute plant markers (some of them say the herb names!).

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I have some adorable gardening-related gifts and supplies in my Garden Shop! Planters, garden tools, the cutest garden gloves and boots…oh my! I am so happy spring has arrived!

Speaking of gardens, have you been to Buchart Garden in Victoria? If you want to get inspired, it is the place to go! You can visit virtually, I did a post with photos from my trip to Buchart Gardens a few years back.

Do you plant any herbs indoors this time of year?

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden
DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden
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More garden posts on Onerror:

Did you see the update to our side patio? You can see the updated space here (thank you so much for all your nice comments!).

Five 5 Minute Gardens (including teacup gardens!)

DIY Terrarium Diffuser

Spring in Our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh)

My Potting Area and Lily’s Garden

My Backyard Tour and Secret Garden (previous house)

DIY Pallet Garden

Find lots of cute garden accessories in my Garden Shop!

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Hello! Kylee here today to show you my tiny balcony makeover! When we first bought the townhouse 2 years ago, I was especially excited to have outdoor spaces to grow plants. I have a super tiny backyard and a very small balcony off the main living area on the second floor.

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

When my husband Lance and I moved in, I immediately bought the  for the balcony with high hopes of spending lots of time out there, but the truth is we never really sat outside. The deck just felt so “blah” that I guess we just never felt inspired to be out there.

The deck doesn’t have a great view, so it needed to be inviting enough on its own to beckon us out. This spring I decided that I would try to find ways to make this tiny space a more worthy destination.

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Flowers were a must for making sure I enjoyed this space. I found some cute but affordable pots and planted a variety of flowers. Because I can see them all from inside, I usually remember to water them. To water the plants I have to go outside, so having plants to take care of helps a lot in my enjoyment of this space.

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

But once I got the plants, I realized I wanted to do something to disguise our red railings around the deck. Not only are my floors cherry hardwood and my couches are red (see the post about our red couches here!) but the exterior of the townhouse (and the deck railing) is also red, so I was tired of seeing so much RED! I needed something a bit more neutral to look at from the inside.

 not only minimized the red railing, it added a nice tropical vibe to the space (so we can even pretend we’re on vacation, too!). The fencing would also be a great way to add privacy if you have a balcony with open siding. Although, for privacy or covering something unsightly, I would recommend double layering the fencing as the bamboo spacing varies and there are definitely some gaps (as you can see below!).

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

and a patterned rug went a long way to give the space a little bit more personality. Even with outdoor spaces, it helps to add some personal touches!

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

You may recognize this wine stand as my previous coffee stand (seen in this post). When we got the cart that I’m currently using as our coffee station, we set this rack aside with hope of repurposing it. It fits just perfectly out on the balcony and has been the perfect place to grow the herbs I use in my favorite recipes.

Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

Ever since our little makeover was completed, I have spent quite a few mornings outside savoring my coffee before work. Lance and I have shared a couple of meals and glasses of wine on warm nights. We love looking at it every day and it’s become an extension of our living space.Townhouse Update: Small Balcony Makeover

My effort was minimal and budget was low, but it didn’t take much to transform this tiny space. Just because a space is small doesn’t mean that it can’t have a big impact on your home and life.

Thanks for letting me share! Do you have a tiny outdoor space that could use a little update?

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See more of my past posts of my townhouse here!

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