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favor-“ette”: herb centerpiece

Whether it’s the perfect ankle boot or a no-fail recipe for ganache, I love a good multi-tasker. And this just might be one of my very favorites!

herb centerpiece

This herb pot centerpiece takes just a few minutes to assemble and looks so pretty on your summer table. It works as a simple and inexpensive table decor, AND your guests can snip the leaves to garnish their food and drink.

herb centerpiece

herb centerpiece

Here’s what you’ll need:

4” terra cotta pots, with saucers
Assorted herbs (I used basil, sage, oregano, parsley and two varieties of mint)
Mulch or moss
Plant markers (optional)

Remove plants from the plastic pots; loosen the roots a bit. Place herbs in the terra cotta pots, pressing in firmly so they’re nice and snug.

Top the base of the plants with some mulch or moss – this prevents soil “splash up” onto the leaves, and gives a neat and finished appearance.

If desired, place a plant marker in each pot (I used a popsicle stick and waterproof marker; you can get fancier if you like).

Could this be any easier? These would also make an inexpensive and much appreciated teacher thank-you or hostess gift – simply tie with a ribbon, and voila!

herb centerpiece

Happy Wednesday!

10 Comments

  1. Brittni on June 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

    So cute Sheri! Love the idea of herb centerpieces…great for favors too once the party is over.

    • sherisilver on June 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Thank you so much Brittni! xo

  2. Monica D on June 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Love love love
    Can’t get my act together for last day if school, but I got next year covered!! Lucky teachers are def going home with these!!!

    • sherisilver on June 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked! xo

  3. allison carmen on June 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Please come live with me and help me do all of these wonderful projects!! I am still working on the deer plants but I love this idea. MAYBE in a few weeks I will be able to make some herb flower pots for my table. love it!!!

    • sherisilver on June 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      You’re the best – I’d love to come live with you! xo

  4. Christa the BabbyMama on June 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Love it! I’m having a garden party in July and looking for decor inspiration. This is great 🙂

    • sherisilver on June 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Oh cool! They would make great “take-aways” too if you’re so inclined.. xo

  5. Marti on June 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    oooh!! This is a great idea, I especially like the gift giving idea.
    Marti

    • sherisilver on June 22, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Thanks so much!

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