These small pots were found on a recent thrifting outing, and I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them. Taking them to the workbench, I got out the basket of acrylic paints. The green stuff in the glass dish is moss.
I scraped a the moss from the stone and concrete drainage half-pipe in the back yard..
Then I mixed green paints until I got a nice a marbleized color with the base being close to the moss color.
I kept mixing and comparing until I got a color I liked.
Next, a damp sponge is dipped into the paint.
I blotted off the the big blobs on a piece of paper.
Then sponge painted the little terra cotta pot all over.
Using a spray adhesive, I attached a diagonal line of moss.
With a permanent marker in green, I wrote the names of the herbs I intended to plant.
A light spray of a matte finish varnish will help hold the moss in place. Or, use a floral fixative spray.
The pots were then planted with small seedlings of the herbs. The windowsill is a south facing window that doesn’t get direct sun, so I may have to move them to the veranda. But I thought the idea was fun for basil and oregano, perfect choices for the Italian meals DH likes best.
And there they are, sitting on the kitchen window sill, ready for use in recipes.
This was a quick project, and I think I’ll do a couple of larger ones for the veranda too.
Do you have an herb garden in your kitchen?
Update – the moss has stayed green and nice for two weeks now.