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If you’ve browsed Pinterest or paged through any interior design magazines lately, you’ll notice the trend in herb planters and an emphasis on bringing the garden inside. Not only does this add some “spice” to the interior design of your home, but it also has many practical uses. It’s incredibly simple to harvest the spices and herbs and add them to your favorite dishes for a never-ending list of benefits. Herbs are know to protect against many chronic conditions, including: cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Here are just five of the best herb planters you can start today to spruce up your home and add some flavor to your food (best of all, they’re made from recycled materials that you likely have around the house!

Self Watering Wine Bottle Planters

Have some empty glass wine bottles laying around the house or in the recycle bin? Can you get your hands on some string or twine and nail polish remover? Perfect. That’s all that’s needed for this DIY project. Also if you’re not the best at maintaining plants and watering them, this is self-watering, so no more worrying about forgetting to water the plants.

Source: http://diyready.com/5-projects-using-cut-glass-bottles-cut-glass-string/

Mason Jar Herb Planter

Super simple to make at home yourself and very chic. Just recycle any leftover jars from jams, milk, vegetables, etc. or pick up some standard Mason jars at the store or a thrift shop. Add soil and your plants or seeds, and place the glass jars in a holder. Voila! After just a few minutes, you have your very own herb garden.

Source: http://blog.consumercrafts.com/decor-home/mason-jar-diy-herb-garden/

Living Wall Styled Hanging Pallet Planter

Sometimes the best pictures to hang up in your house aren’t pictures. By adding a “living wall” to your kitchen or dining room, you can literally pluck the types of herbs you would like to use while you’re eating. Convenient and beautiful in the right home!

Source: http://www.decoist.com/2013-09-16/diy-green-living-wall-projects-for-home-interiors/

Artsy Copper PVC Hanging Planter

If you can get your hands on some herbs or other plants with short roots and some plastic PVC piping (yes, that’s not real copper pipe surprisingly. Just a couple coats of spraypaint.Could have fooled me!) then you can add this beautiful hanging garden to your walls. It’s incredibly unique and the modern, copper elements complement the greenery nicely.

Source: http://craftbits.com/project/diy-copper-pvc-wall-planter/#_a5y_p=3878169

Geometric Concrete Planters

Impress your friends and family with these geometric shaped planters. They look incredibly intricate, but they are really simple to make. Just pour some concrete into a cardboard mould, let it cure, and you have the perfect desktop planter or centrepiece for your table.

Source: http://studiograyhouse.com/diy-concrete-planters/

Now that you have seen five different types of herb planters, which ones do you think you will try out? Or do you have some other awesome DIY planters that you’ve already made that didn’t make our list?

Let us know in the comments!

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