The nights are starting to get cold and in the next town over, they had frost one evening so we knew it was time to get the last of our basil and rosemary from the garden inside to extend their use even longer. We thought about freezing the the leaves (this post has great tips about doing that), but we loved the idea of repotting them indoors so we could enjoy the freshness and fragrance, and nothing is prettier than fresh herbs in the kitchen right? While in years past, we simply put them in a pot on the counter, our rosemary was especially robust this year and we decided hanging them to keep the counters free would be best.
We found these beautiful Terracotta planters with leather straps at Target for $19 (!!) and knew they’d be perfect for the task. Besides the planters, for this quick project you’ll need ceiling hooks, anchors (we’re extra cautious and got the 50lb ones) and some sort of twine–jute twine pairs nicely with the leather and terra-cotta.
Once the herbs were transplanted, we knew we wanted the plants staggered, but we just eyeballed where we wanted them exactly making sure they were close enough to the back wall that they wouldn’t interfere with working at the counter.
To hang them, we were lucky that one hook went into a stud (no need for an anchor!), and the other we screwed an anchor into place and then a hook right into the anchor.
Then we just laced jute twine through the planter at the desired length, tied a double knot and trimmed off the excess.
Our kitchen smells amazing and the planters add an earthy touch that any kitchen can benefit from. This particular planter also comes in black and leather, and I like this black concrete one, too. But with our black cabinets, the terra-cotta option feels just right.