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Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a Spring Herb Garden by Ellen Luckett Baker for Alphamom.com

Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a Spring Herb Garden

By Ellen Luckett Baker

By Ellen Luckett Baker

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It’s almost here! With the first day of spring coming up (March 20th) and weather beginning to warm, we were eager to dig in the dirt around here. So here’s a quick idea for creating an herb garden.
This is a great way to use plain terra cotta pots that you might already have on hand.

Supplies:
* 6″ or larger terra cotta pots
* fabric or patterned paper
* decoupage glue
* herbs of your choice

Simply cut out your letters according to this template. We used fabric since I have loads of it, but patterned paper would work as well. Then have the kids brush the back of each letter with the decoupage glue and adhere the letters to the pot. It’s a great spelling lesson and my kids loved to get goopy glue all over their hands. Brush over the top with more glue and continue to cover the entire pot for a glossy look. Allow to dry for 48 hours.

Then plant with your favorite herbs, put your pots in a sunny spot and enjoy fresh herbs all spring and summer long!

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Published March 19, 2009. Last updated October 14, 2017.
About the Author

Ellen Luckett Baker

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying a...

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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