Mother’s Day DIY Teacup Herb Garden

teacup garden display Goodwill findthegood

If you are looking for an easy DIY Mother’s Day gift, take a look at this lovely teacup herb garden we made from teacups found at our favorite Goodwill of Orange County store. The teacup garden smells so good too!

You can have the kids make homemade plant markers out of popsicle sticks, or you can use small silver spoons and permanent markers as an added embellishment.

Everyone who saw this DIY craft, just loved them! These would also make charming favors for a brunch or shower, or as a teacher appreciation gift.

Goodwill tea cup garden- start with herbs

What we used:

We purchased small “pony” packs of herbs from the home improvement store. Our favorites are:
Sweet Mint
Lemon Thyme
 teacup garden two Goodwill
 If you cannot find pretty teacups, look for coffee cups or small decorative jars. With just a little imagination, you can repurpose so many items found at Goodwill into lovely DIY gifts.

teacup garden Goodwill Mother's Day

Because the teacups don’t have any drainage, they should be misted every other day to keep the herbs alive and fresh. A sunny kitchen windowsill is a great spot to enjoy them and to snip off a little sprig to use in your cooking.

If you have more time, you can grow your herbs from seed. I recommend a dry soil with a thin layer of fine gravel on the bottom of the cups. Be sure and keep the soil moist with a sprayer. You should see growth in 1-2 weeks.

What do you think of our handcrafted DIY Mother’s Day herb garden? What are your favorite herbs to use in the kitchen?

Feel good about shopping and supporting Goodwill! Your purchases and donations help support Goodwill’s programs and services which provide job and employment training to people with disabilities or barriers in Orange County.

This project was created by Lori Felix of More With Less Today.

Stop by for more budget-inspired ideas and follow along on Pinterest too!

Are you a Goodwill crafter too? We would enjoy connecting with you on social media using the hashtag #FindTheGood


  1. I loved that teacup! These Goodwill posts are amazing, thanks so much!

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