Momspiration Monday

Are you looking to get started gardening soon? Here are some ideas for herb gardens from across the web. Visit Ehow for ideas on repurposing tins into planter boxes.

Skip to My Lou gives an old planter new life with a little TLC and paint.

Simple Bites has a tutorial for growing a culinary herb garden.

Givers Log shares 13 herb gardening tips.

My favorite idea comes from The Vintage Wren, who made this creative stacked planter.

Visit Apartment Therapy to learn how to make a one-pot indoor herb garden.

More: 50 Gardening Ideas & Tips

Momspiration Monday

Are you planning your spring garden yet? Visit Garden Therapy for The Ultimate Seed Starting Guide.

Fine Gardening shares 10 Seed Starting Tips from the Pros.

Spain in Iowa shares organic gardening tips from A to Z!

Chiots Run shares the recipe for her very own Seed Starting Mix.

HGTV uses chalkboard paint on popsicle sticks to create garden markers.

Need more ideas? Check out my post with 50 Garden Ideas & Tips!

50 Gardening Ideas & Tips

Planning a garden? Here are my 50 favorite tips and ideas from across the web.



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Ten Fun DIY Water Features

Make a Portable Tub Fountain with DIY Ideas.

Sunset Magazine has step by step instructions for making this Fountain in a Pot.

Visit Fresh Home Ideas to see how they made this unique water feature.


Martha makes a Pyramidal Pot Fountain and shows us how to make one too.

I found this one on Flickr and couldn’t resist sharing it.  An old sink was spiffed up with mosaic art and given a water pump.  Cooool.

Another cool Pot Fountain, this time from Fine Gardening.


Pool Tower Fountain.  No tutorial for this one, but what a great idea!  Now if only I could think of a way to keep the kids out of it!

Make a small version of a water garden using the tutorial over at Apartment Therapy.

Instructables has a great visual tutorial for making this Terra Cotta Fountain.

Budget Backyard Water Feature from HGTV!

10 Herb Garden Planter Ideas

Green Upgrader repurposes a shoe organizer into a vertical herb garden.  C-l-e-v-e-r!

Turn an old tackle box into an herb planter with Craftzine!

Tin can herb planters via

Coffee mug herb planters!  Tutorial can be found over at one of my favorite blogs: Under the Table and Dreaming.

Use a wood pallet to make a vertical herb garden with Life on the Balcony!

Another use for mason jars brought to us by Weeping Cherries.

Nova Scotia Preppers has a nice herb garden made of tires!

Herbs in a boot idea comes via Cozy Bliss.  I love how they have all the sizes lined up largest to smallest.  Looks like a family of herbs!

Beyond the Picket Fence made this one!  The next time I come across an old chest at a tag sale, I’ll know what to do with it!

The Micro Gardener has several unique planter ideas, including this one!

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DIY Self Watering Container

I’ve been wanting one of those nifty Self Watering Planters for awhile now…but cheapskate thrifty gal that I am, I just haven’t been able to bring myself to pay the steep price tag.  Which is why I was so happy to find the DIY tutorial over at Too Much Time On My Hands.  Who knew they were this easy to make!

Frugal Patio Lighting Ideas

Paper Bag Lanterns from Design Sponge.

Once Wed has a tutorial for making Paper Pennant Banner lighting.

Garden Mama shows us how to make lovely Watercolor Lanterns.

Purchase ordinary lanterns and fancy them up with this tutorial from Decor8!

Coffee Can Lanterns via Design Sponge.  I don’t know about you, but my coffee doesn’t come in a can anymore.  I’m thinking I might try this with large soup cans.  Whaddya think?

Mason Jar Lanterns via Chez Beeper Bebe.

Casa Sugar makes outdoor lamps using wine glasses and vellum!

Back to Design Sponge for a DIY Tiki Torch Tute!

Make your own party lights with paper mache and a tute from Reese Dixon!

Starting A Garden

Silly Simple Living used Ice Cube Trays to start her seeds!

Cottage Hill used newspaper and a campbell’s soup can to make her own seed starting pots.

Thrifty 101 has a tute for making your own Garden Planter Box.  I think I could actually do this!

Make your own Seed Starting Light using the ideas from Brown Thumb Mama and Homestead Revival.

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