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How to Make a Cute Wall Herb Garden

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Tracking PixelThis DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

As soon as spring arrived, I got excited about gardening projects. One I had in mind was to make a wall herb garden that hung on my fence. Now that I’m working with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for Plant Something Day, I knew that I needed to make this mini herb garden come to life!

I also wanted to help spread the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® initiative. The brand is encouraging you to get out and #PlantSomething in your own backyard. Plus, for every order on MrsMeyers.com, $5 of every purchase will go towards a $10,000 donation to the ACGA to help grow new community gardens across the country, places where we literally put down our roots! From May 9 to June 5.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

If you are not familiar with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®, here are some things you are going to want to know about the brand. Mrs. Meyer’s is a lifestyle brand that believes in a better way to get a good clean. Their products are earth-friendly, cruelty-free, and made whenever possible, with materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive. I found about them just after I had my baby, when I started feeling concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products. I didn’t want to lose that great smell after everything is clean.

I got some Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products so I could try them while crafting my project. They were so helpful, especially when it was time to clean up all the mess!

How to Make a Cute Vertical Herb Garden

MATERIALS:

  • Wooden crates
  • Acrylic paint. Matte finish
  • Sandpaper
  • Brushes
  • Herbs and seeds
  • Garden soil
  • Small terracotta planters

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

1. Start by painting your wooden crates. Use non-toxic acrylic paint in a matte finish. Let them dry for a few hours.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

2. Sand the corners of the wooden crates to give them a beautiful vintage touch.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

3. Then, start planting your herbs. I planted the slip of basil seed paper  that I received with the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products in a small terracotta planter. I can’t wait to see it grow!

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

4. Hang the wooden crates from a wall or a fence and arrange your favorite herbs around.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. You could also recreate the look for indoor spaces and add a few cacti and succulents!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

How to Get your Home Ready for a Pretty Spring Party

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Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions, images and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors!

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Spring is my favorite season of the year. It’s not just about the flowers, the weather and the beautiful bright pastel colors, it’s also my Birthday season! and I love to get my home ready to have friends and family over to celebrate.

This year I’m lucky to partner with Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect to bring to you some ideas about how to get your home ready for spring, surprise friends and family and entertain pretty seasonal parties.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Kohl’s has an amazing selection of Easter decorations, decorative accessories, tabletop (dinnerware, flatware, drinkware, serveware), seasonal table linens and sweets such as chocolate and candy that are perfect to make Easter baskets and gifts for friends and the kids.

This year I’ll have some friends over for brunch to celebrate my Birthday. They’ll bring their babies and I’m planning on hiding a few Easter eggs around the home and preparing something yummy for them. It’s going to be so cute!

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

How to get your home ready for a spring Party:


 

1. Welcome your guests with a pretty entrance. A cheerful flower wreath, planters with seasonal flowers and a happy looking doormat will make your guests feel welcome.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

2. Get a tablecloth for your dining room table. You’ll be surprised how different a room can look with a seasonal tablecloth. Pick something with birds, butterflies, Easter eggs, little ducks, flowers or anything colorful and cute.

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

3. Create a festive centerpiece. There are so many ways to create creative and beautiful simple centerpieces. One idea is to fill a vase with lemons, which will add a great punch of color to your decorations. Another idea is to make a sweet Easter nest using a basket, filler paper grass, Easter eggs, candy and seasonal chocolates.

4. All the things a party needs! It’s happened to me more  than once. I have the food and beverages ready, but I don’t have pretty containers to display them. So don’t forget to get some pretty serveware, dinnerware, flatware, and drinkware to entertain your guest properly and with style.

5. Plan the menu. Finger food in Spring parties are always a success. Include some seasonal veggies and fruits.

6. Beverages. Receive your guest with something fresh and bubbly, so they get into the mood as soon as they get to your home.

7. Surprises are the best. It’s also smart to have a few entertainment elements such as toys or books if kids are invited. Something related to the occasion is even better and more fun. No kids, well add something interesting like a bowl full of chocolates or adorable marshmallow candies to surprise your guests and make them feel special.

 

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

 

Get inspired with these cute ideas to get your home ready for a Spring party. Your family and friends will enjoy all the details! | LiveColorful.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

I hope these tips and ideas inspire you to get your home ready for Spring and create a welcoming and adorable celebration for your friends and family. 

How to Transform a Dining Room with Bright Paint Color

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You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space.

My dining room area needed a punch of color and freshness and I wanted to make it happen by painting the wall behind my dining room table in a happy and energetic color.

I have always felt like yellow makes me smile. It reminds me of summer, the neighborhood I grew up in back in Mexico and all the lemon trees that you could see around.

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

So I ran to my local Sherwin William store to look for the perfect yellow for my dining room area. I loved how easy it was to find it in the new ColorSnap® displays.

They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. One of the main improvements of the system is that now it’s possible to explore groups of color by family, like red, yellow or blue, and by saturation level, from bright to neutral with a new exclusive category for whites.

Check ou the new Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® displays. They have created a new, comprehensive and integrated system that could save up to 60% of time while picking and exploring colors. | LiveColorful.com

Knowing that I wanted a yellow tone, I just ran to this panel and I started scanning for my favorites. Another thing I really liked was being able to take the paint samples home which are now bigger than they used to be, 2 x 3 inches, and replaced the longer strips that sometimes made you feel confused since you needed to look at different options at the same time.

I went back home and taped three different paint samples I brought home to the wall and I looked at them from far away. That’s how I decided for the beautiful Lemon Twist (SW 6909)!

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Semi-Gloss. Color: SW 6909 Lemon Twist.
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth
  • 1 ½” Sherwin Williams Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush
  • Multi surface Scotch tape
  • 1 Purdy® Clearcut® Swan (3″)

You will be surprised to see how a bright color can transform a boring dining room area into a happy and cheerful space. Check out the transformation, before and after! | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

  1. Put the painter’s masking tape around windows, ceiling and anything else you don’t want to paint to protect them.
  2. Start by outlining the whole wall. For corners and other small details, you can use small brushes. I like flat brushes, like the Purdy Clearcut Swan (3″) to outline the ceiling. I like to use an angle brush for corners and small details.
  3. Apply the paint to the whole wall. You might need to add two layers of paint to get a uniform color on the whole wall.
  4. Wait until the walls are dry and remove the painter’s masking tape.

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here.

I hope this project inspire you to transform your dining room area with an unexpected bright and happy color!