DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I‘ve had gardens on the mind lately! Last week I shared a DIY Terrarium Diffuser. Guess thinking about gardening makes sense, since it’s spring and all.

Do you have an indoor herb garden? Fresh herbs are so yummy for cooking and can make a charming addition to your kitchen decor, too.

You may have seen my coffee mug gardens in my book Simple Decorating! You can use any pot or container you like for your herbs. I don’t worry too much about having the right containers or growing conditions. I just have fun with it!

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I used mugs from here (always love their affordable mugs!).

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

These (or the DIY diffuser terrariums!) would make really thoughtful gifts for teachers or housewarming gifts. You could even put together a sweet little package with a plant in a mug and add a copy of my book Dwelling or Simple Decorating, too!

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I added these Copper Plant Markers (similar vertical ones here) to my herb gardens. We just wrote on ours with a Sharpie!

You can scroll the arrows below to find other cute plant markers (some of them say the herb names!).

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden

I have some adorable gardening-related gifts and supplies in my Garden Shop! Planters, garden tools, the cutest garden gloves and boots…oh my! I am so happy spring has arrived!

Speaking of gardens, have you been to Buchart Garden in Victoria? If you want to get inspired, it is the place to go! You can visit virtually, I did a post with photos from my trip to Buchart Gardens a few years back.

Do you plant any herbs indoors this time of year?

DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden
DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden
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More garden posts on The Inspired Room:

Did you see the update to our side patio? You can see the updated space here (thank you so much for all your nice comments!).

Five 5 Minute Gardens (including teacup gardens!)

DIY Terrarium Diffuser

Spring in Our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh)

My Potting Area and Lily’s Garden

My Backyard Tour and Secret Garden (previous house)

DIY Pallet Garden

Find lots of cute garden accessories in my Garden Shop!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The pups and I saved a comfy spot just for you on our newly refreshed side patio! So come on in, grab yourself a cup of iced tea or coffee and join us in the sun today for a spring patio tour!

This post is sponsored by World Market

To shop the best deals at World Market, click here. See the sources at the end of this post!

Spring has definitely sprung here in Seattle and we’ve been soaking in every moment of blue sky and warmer temperatures. We are absolutely feeling SPOILED by the sunshine right now, it’s been gloriously perfect in every way. The sun has motivated us to get outside and set up a fresh and inviting oasis on our side patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I might be one of the few bloggers left who doesn’t feel the need to totally start over every season with all new furniture, but I’ve always believed you can create a room you love over time. No need to start from scratch every year. I was able to create a fresh spring look in this space by simply adding a few fun new seasonal items!

Case in point, my World Market outdoor sectional and cushions in this space are FIVE years old! We got this set at our old house and moved it here, it is still in excellent condition! I never hesitate to recommend World Market furniture or products to you because I know first hand they are such a great value.

How I Care for Outdoor Cushions and Rugs

Read about how we keep our cushions and rugs clean and dry on this FAQ post here!

Here’s what’s new on our patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

One of the new pieces we got for this area is this really cute new coffee table, which is going to be perfect for serving morning coffee, breakfast and lunch out here.

The new punchy blue rug and striped navy and white pillows (with Sunbrella fabric!) help set a fun nautical mood and color scheme for this space.

If you are new to my house, the backyard faces the Puget Sound, so we get a glimpse of the sea from our home and patio spaces! A touch of coastal style just feels like the right mood with this house!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

One thing I love about this boldly patterned rug is it really brings this little oasis together with flair.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The striped cushion on the rug is a dog bed! As you can see, it’s already a hit with our furry family members. Especially Lily who likes to enjoy ALL of the beds. She LOVES being outside, so this whole comfy situation out here makes her happy all day long.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The blue side tables (this one and this one) are so cute and very helpful! Since this part of the sectional is farther away from the coffee table, side tables give everyone a spot within reach to set down a drink or plate.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The giant palm tree is the same one we used to have in our living room. I thought it might enjoy being out here this spring! I love the planter because it sets up on a stand, so it really elevates the plant and makes a great statement.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

You can totally mix rugs if you want to. That’s what I do! :) The striped rug helps define the little area right off of our kitchen porch. The variation makes each space feel special, but the bolder rug in the main conversation area invites all eyes to notice the real focal point of the patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Striped rug
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

As you are thinking of ideas for putting together your space, I like to use repetition to pull the look of a room together! Even though some items are unique, such as the rugs, the pillow fabric and double umbrellas tie them together making the design as a whole feel cohesive. The string lights are another repetitive design element.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Another fun new accessory are the lantern hooks on either side of the gate. I got the lanterns at World Market a few months ago so I thought the stands would be a charming way to use them in out little gardening area. I use a battery operated votive so it’s safe outside, even if we forget it when we go in at night.

Soon the garden area by the gate will be bursting with peonies, white climbing roses and jasmine! I can’t wait! It’s a feast for the eyes and senses.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I’ve been happily sitting outside every day for well over a week, enjoying the sun, the breeze and the fresh air.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I think these solar powered lights are just adorable! I love how they look strung across the fence, even in the daytime. I am not sure that they have powered up enough to work at night yet, but once I figure that out I’ll share what they look like in the dark!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

World Market has so many fun items for your home, inside and out. And with the sale, it’s a perfect time to pull a room together for spring!

I am sharing sources and tips below for a how to get the best deal during the sale, including how to shop the sale EARLY and get your favorite items through the code and links provided! Don’t miss the scroll bar to find my favorite products at the end of the post!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Sources:

Shop online (use the links below!) and either have your items shipped or pick up your items from the store! Click here or use the scrolling bar below to find my sources.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

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