So I’m proud of myself for today’s post because I got all crafty & actually made something pretty cool that ISN’T a contender for a PinterestFAIL board!

In fact, I kind of love today’s post!  It’s a follow up from my post in June about Kids Creating a Brighter Future as a part of Unilever’s Project Sunlight.  Inspired by the kids who are proposing ways to live sustainably and have a brighter future, I created my own Farmer’s Garden in the kitchen by reusing Hellman’s Mayo jars!  This project is great because it involves recycling something you already have in your kitchen and then creating a garden that you can reuse in your cooking time and time again.

I am notorious for buying those hydroponic Basil plants at the grocery store and then either not using them at all or using a little and then having to throw it out while it withers.  I love the idea of having a plant in my kitchen that I can reuse from, watch it grow and best of all, was planted in recycled plastic jars!

So here’s what I used based on instructions from Project Sunlight:

-3 empty Hellman’s Mayo jars
-Small rocks for decor
-Potting soil
-Chalk stickers & pen


You could of course totally decorate however you wanted but they had suggested using chalk stickers and the pen and I have to say, I love how it turned out.  I ordered the Martha Stewart red and white striped twine and rocks from Amazon but both of those are items you could also totally pick up at your local Michael’s.

I filled the bottom of each jar with rocks first, for helping with water drainage but also they just look cool.  The potting soil and plants came next!  I then tied some twine around the bottle necks just for the cuteness factor.  Last, I wrote on the labels and stuck them on the jars.  The entire project took about 15 minutes and I probably spent about $30 in materials (including the herb plants)

Here’s the end result.  Basil, Mint & Dill in my kitchen for the rest of the summer!:



While this post is part of a sponsored campaign by Unilever Project Sunlight, all opinions and experiences expressed are entirely my own.

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