Who loves fresh herbs in their ice tea? We do! Our two favorite tea herbs are lemon balm and spearmint. A couple weeks ago, I picked up a lemon balm and spearmint plant at Home Depot, brought them home and realized I didn’t have small enough planters to plant them in. I searched my mom’s left over containers as well as my gramps workshop (shhhh….don’t tell him I was poking around in there, he will flip!) and found nothing. I ended up finding two planters in a clearance aisle that were perfect for my tea herbs but I wasn’t impressed with the color so I spray painted them with a can of cobalt blue spray paint.
Step 1 – spray paint your planter (or use one you already love).
Next, fill almost half full with soil. I used Miracle Grow soil.
Next, place your plant inside and fill around the plant with soil gently pressing plant into the soil.
Next, I used sticky back chalkboard labels that I had picked up from Michaels Crafts last year. Instead of using chalk, I used my favorite chalk marker. I LOVE this thing and it washes off with water. You must try one of these markers if you are a chalk lover.
I wrote spearmint and lemon balm and each and that’s it!
This quick and easy DIY herb planter literally took under one hour and that’s because I had to wait for the planter to dry after spray painting.
Don’t you want a fresh cold glass of ice tea now with spearmint or lemon balm?
Lemon balm or spearmint compliments any glass of fresh brewed ice tea. Simply add a few pieces of either (wash first) to any glass and you will be amazed at the delicious taste of your tea. It also looks pretty floating in a mason jar filled with ice tea. What better way to serve yourself or your guests. A fun ice tea stand or buffet featuring your DIY planter filled with fresh herbs. I think these guys are keepers!