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Hello dear readers! I just finished making this vintage seed packet “farmhouse style” basket and it turned out so cute I couldn’t wait to share it with you today! It was so quick and easy to make, and with just a few inexpensive supplies you can make your own!
Earlier I was doing a little thrifting and found this adorable basket for only $1.00. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with it when I brought it home, but when I looked around the kitchen and spotted my faux thyme plant and vintage seed packet, I got the idea to make this simple farmhouse style herb basket. I just love it!
If you have been following my blog then you know I am absolutely crazy about herbs! I am passionate about herb gardening and cooking with fresh herbs, but I also love decorating with realistic looking faux herbs.
Back in June I found this fun burlap herb tote which is actually for growing herbs, but I used it to hold an arrangement of some very realistic looking faux herbs and veggies. Soon I am going to be changing up some things in the kitchen for fall anyway, so I just swiped the thyme out of this arrangement to use in my farmhouse basket.
Last month I found these awesome vintage herb seed packets while on vacation. I knew I was going to be adding little touches of black in my kitchen update, so I thought the packets would make great decorative accents. There were plenty of bright veggie packets to chose from, but being a blancophile, I fell in love with all these white ones! They look so pretty displayed on this antique ironstone platter. I am thinking of using them to make some kind of garland for the window above our window seat. We shall see!
Since Thyme is the only herb packet I bought, I decided to use it along with my faux thyme plant to make my farmhouse style basket. I gathered up the few other supplies I needed and within just a few minutes the basket was finished.
I keep a roll of twine in my kitchen and use it for so many things! If you don’t have any, run to the Dollar Tree and get some. You’ll thank me! To attach the seed packet I simply tied a string around the basket and used some little black craft clothespins to gently clip the seed packet to the twine. Then I just stuffed the faux thyme down in the basket and voila! A vintage seed packet-farmhouse style basket!
For now I have put my thyme basket on the front of my 1940’s cabinet filled with Rae Dunn. It certainly adds a nice farmhouse style touch!
My faux thyme is “growing” profusely out of the basket. Outside my real thyme is also growing profusely!
To make your own farmhouse style basket, choose a small, flat basket and a seed packet of your choice. I purchased my faux thyme from Hobby Lobby. You could also just find some inexpensive floral picks to match the plant variety on your seed packet. If you don’t have any vintage seed packets there are many free printables online. Or you can purchase original vintage packets like mine on Etsy. I have included some great links for both at at the end of this post!
Since I am sharing this shot of my herb basket hanging on the cabinet, you are getting a “pre-reveal” of our breakfast nook area/kitchen corner makeover. I am still holding out for a drop leaf round table before doing a full reveal post, but the family is loving this new space! I am really going to enjoy sipping my morning tea while watching the leaves change this autumn!
For now the rest of my seed packets are on display in this cute garden-themed box in the corner of our window seat. I really love adding garden style to my kitchen! If you would like more ideas for decorating with faux herbs and adding garden style to your decor, be sure to check out my post, “How To Faux Herbs Indoors.”
Speaking of gardens, I’m off to Lowe’s to get some mums to start “Autumnizing” (my word) the landscape. With school starting tomorrow the reality that fall is upon us has hit and I might as well start transitioning in my interior decor and garden. “Might as well?” Who am I kidding! I am ecstatic! In my next blog post I will be revisiting my fall gardens from the past for a little inspiration! I do hope you’ll join me!
*Click on the photo to purchase these original vintage seed packets on Etsy.
*Here is a link to Old Design Shop and a beautiful, FREE vintage Thyme seed packet printable!