Gather Up Your Old, Mismatched Teacups, Then Transform Them Into Mini Herb Gardens

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Want to start your summer right? Learn to make a gorgeous teacup herb garden that’s perfect for your kitchen windowsill!

Everyone loves having fresh herbs around, so it’s nice to have a few growing fresh in your own kitchen.

In the past, we’ve experimented with vertical versions that stack herbs on top of one another, but those are sometimes better in outdoor spaces.

Not only are these teacup herb gardens perfect for indoors, they also put to use any mismatched teacups that you have hanging around. For larger plants, you can even use a coffee mug!

Goodness knows we all have a few extra pieces of bric-a-brac around the house; this is the perfect way to make it useful!


  • rocks
  • potting soil
  • teacup
  • seeds or seedling
  • paper tags
  • floral wire


  1. Line the bottom of an old teacup with rocks, then pack with potting soil to about 1/2 an inch below the brim.
  2. Make a small divot in the soil and plant your seeds, or make a large hole and plant seedling. Water.
  3. Make paper tags identifying the herbs, then hang from edge of each cup with floral wire.
  4. Pick as needed and enjoy!

Check out the video below for more details on putting together these delightful gardens, and don’t forget to SHARE for anyone with a green thumb!

Photo Credit: Flickr / Prudence Styles

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