Spotted and Potted: Easiest Indoor Herb Garden DIY Idea

By Brittni • Updated on 08/31/2023

Easiest DIY Indoor Herb Garden

Today, I’m working on a handful of projects behind the scenes to get ready for two marathon shoots this Friday and Monday. It’s going to be like a DIY relay race up in here for a few days, with all of the projects I’m trying to get photographed. But it will be fun, I’m sure.

Sooo…While I’m finishing this stuff up, I thought I’d share a DIY I recently created for Momtastic. It involves some indoor gardening. Can you tell I’m never going to let summer go? I repurposed some old party supplies (paper cups and plastic condiment cups) to create a little DIY potted plant project.

DIY // Easiest Indoor Herb Garden

It would be a great DIY way to create a small indoor herb garden or a way to grow tiny seedlings, until they’re ready for repotting. Right now, I have rosemary, lavender, basil, and a couple of others. And I also potted a few plants that aren’t herbs, just for fun.

More photos and the full tutorial can be found on Momtastic.

Easiest Indoor Herb Garden DIY Idea

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

Have you ever had an indoor herb garden? This is the first time I’m trying and I’ve been loving it so far.

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Awh these look lovely! I have always had a little section in my mum’s and dad’s garden for my few herbs but now that I’ve moved I need to start on my own! I’d love to grow my own mint too, basil and rosemary (favourite cooking staples) 🙂

Ilia Mura

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

danielle @ this picture book life

Thanks Kel. I knew I would use those little cups eventually. I just didn’t realize at the time that it would be for plants. Haha.


I’ve always wanted a little herb garden! I love that you used condiment cups for some of these.. so smart! The colors are great, too.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Is there another area in the house that you could keep them, Ailynk? If you have a little tray for them (like I showed on Momtastic), you can bring them anywhere in the house. And then just pluck off fresh herbs when needed.


not enough sun light in my kitchen =(


Totally understand where you are coming from, Gianna. It was had for me to keep plants growing for the longest time too. I’m more of a flower girl. But I’m getting the hang of it now and realizing it’s really just about getting plants the proper amount of light and water, for the most part. Anyway, best of luck if you ever venture into gardening.


Oh that looks lovely and I’m terribly afraid to try it.
I’m better at torturing plants than growing them, sadly.

I’ve resolved to grow something and keep it growing one day, but that day hasn’t come – probably because it’ll take pleny of mental prepwork for me. *sigh

Enjoy your DIY marathon though! I’ll look forward to some exciting posts.


Definitely agree with that, Amber.


Herbs are lovely on windowsills too!

Amber Rhodes
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