Michelle, from Dandelion Patina, has a gorgeous DIY project to share with us today! I love this time of year because of the fresh flowers, herbs, and spending time outdoors. This little DIY hanging herb garden is the perfect little porch accent!
I love herbs! Do you? There are so many uses for them! So, this inspired me to share with you my idea on creating a very inexpensive DIY hanging herb garden. Here we go!
Metal pails. These were purchased in the Dollar Spot at Target. Two pails for $3.
Herbs. I chose dill, lemon thyme, and rosemary
Old board. My board came from a recycled piece of furniture, but you could use a piece of 2×4 or any other wood you have lying around.
Tissue paper. The tissue paper I used was from Hazel & Ruby. But, any patterned tissue paper from the Dollar Store would work well too.
Alphabet letters. I had these lying around in my craft room from a previous project.
I started by painting an old board I had in the garage. Painting it was a personal preference. You could just leave the wood as is.
I then cut my tissue paper to fit the board. I cut the paper a bit larger than the board so that I could distress it after the Modge Podge dried.
If you want a worn and distressed look do not worry about the wrinkles and small air bubbles. Once the piece has dried you will then be sanding all that away. The distressing part is so fun. The paper just sort of unravels and falls off. Easy peasy to create a vintage looking piece.
I did some heavy distressing in areas to create a more worn look. This is all personal preference. Once done distressing to your liking, seal with a poly.
Decide how you would like your pails to hang and add your hardware accordingly.
Your pails should look something like this when hung.
I created a few plant markers to hang on the pails. This was achieved with wooden letter beads and floral wire. I just curled the ends of the wire up and hung over the pail edge.
I chose herbs that I could walk past and run my fingers through. The lemon thyme and rosemary have such a nice fragrance. I have even caught my kiddos touching and smelling too. This DIY hanging herb garden would be a perfect project for the kiddos to create and take care of as well. They could customize it as they liked with the pattern of paper and herbs.
If you found this project to be put on your ‘to do’ list, here is a photo to pin to Pinterest project board.
If you are interested in another simple garden project, please be sure to check out my DIY succulent vignette.