Vertical Herb Garden on Repurposed Shutters

Spring is in full swing in Florida, so I’ve been pinning all sorts of garden inspiration on Pinterest lately. I’ve been wanting to create a miniature herb garden, and when I saw people repurposing vintage window shutters into vertical gardens, I knew it was the perfect way to display herbs!

Dollhouse miniature vertical herb garden on repurposed shutters by miniature artisan Erika Pitera of The Petite Provisions Co.

I actually had these shutters in my stash of odds and ends, and I had already painted them in a shabby chic style, so all I had left to do was make the potted herbs. The parsley, sage, mint, oregano and basil were all laser cut sheets from SDK Miniatures that I colored with alcohol ink markers. I made the rosemary and lavender from painted princess pine (and Flower Soft for the lavender). For the chives, I painted a preserved flower I had (I have no idea what it’s called, though), and I made the little purple flowers from crepe paper.

Handmade one inch scale clay pots with herbs like oregano and sage
Dollhouse miniature herb garden with calico cat napping in the grass

For this scene, I included some other little gardening goodies, including the gardening tote kit from Dragonfly International, and the ADORABLE calico kitty by Juan Manuel Diaz Solis. I absolutely love how it turned out!

1:12 scale handmade herbs in pots on window shutters
One inch scale potted lavender plant with calico cat napping

What are you making in miniature this spring?

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