herb fork pots

I’ve been wanting to grow a few herbs in my kitchen lately, not because I’m a great cook or I have a green thumb, but because I like the look and smell of herbs and I’m hoping that my sweet husband will enjoy using them when he cooks. Anyway, when I saw this bracelet sitting on the counter the other day, I thought it would be cute to decorate pots with a bracelet. I made some of these bracelets for Christmas and it was a good project. This is the tutorial I watched over at Stars for Streetlights to learn how to make the fork bracelets. Be warned though, it does take some strength! It was an upper body workout for me and I was sore the next day! Here is one of the bracelets I made:

fork bracelet

To make the pots, I just bent the forks into bracelets like in the tutorial above, except I didn’t make them as small. I painted some small terra cotta pots, then slid the fork bracelets up from the bottom. I adjusted them a couple of times to give them the best fit. They are such a snug fit that I didn’t use any type of glue; the forks are just gripping the pots. I’m happy with how these little pots look in my kitchen. Let’s just hope I can keep the rosemary and basil alive for a while. These would make a sweet (and inexpensive) gift, too. Do you grow herbs in your kitchen?

supplies

fork pot

fork pot

herb pots with fork

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17 Responses to Fork Herb Pots

  1. Lindy says:

    That is awesome! I love to use silverware for other things that it is intended for. Great pots!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  2. What a cute idea! So unique! Visiting from Bacon Time…

  3. Jeannie says:

    These are so dang cute, I am dumping out a pot right now and headed to the thrift store to get some forks. Added it to my Pinterest craft board. Thanks!
    http://forwhatitsworth-jeannie.blogspot.com/

  4. Christine says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!! I want some!

    I would really LOVE It if you shared it over at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality!! :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-8.html

  5. Jamie says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Are you kidding me? Will you please come over at my house and do craft time with me! Love these!

  7. Elisabeth says:

    These are so cute! I like how you painted the pots yellow and the drain dish red. That bent fork really looks great on it.

    I’ve always wanted herbs in my kitchen but have never tried it. I do grow some in our garden (basil & parsley) and we have rosemary in the front yard as an ornamental but I use it for cooking sometimes, too.

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  9. cheryl says:

    love the pots!!!

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