The Herb World (DIY Herb Garden Holder)
Herbs have been a part of our lives for a mighty long LONG time. They not only help improve our health and help naturally clean our bodies and homes, BUT they make our food taste AMAZING! Yay for herbs! (Eloise, are you jumping up and down with excitement? you ask) Well, while I AM excited about having herbs in my life, I cannot make a scene because I am in the library… Maybe I’ll jump up and down later when I’m cooking with my fantastically fresh herb garden I have in my very own home. I’m going to show you how to make an herb garden holder so you can have one in your home and cook with fresh herbs all year round… You’re welcome~wink~
The Pallet DIY herb challenge:
- First get a wood pallet (love those things)
- Paint it a fun bright color that you love and let dry. You may need several coats unless you like the whitewash look.
- Gather mason jars, cute little buckets, OR pots that you’d like to grow your herbs in.
- Lay them on their spots to visualize exactly where you want them and mark the spots with a pencil.
- Next you’re going to screw in the hose clamps to your pencil marks (the hose clamps will hold the mason jars/buckets/pots securely to the pallet).
- Put the pallet in the desired location and secure it to the wall. (make sure there’s enough lighting in this location (gardens LOVE light) if you don’t have enough light then add lighting above.
- Fill the jars with tiny rocks first, then soil, then add seeds of whatever herbs you’d like and tighten the jars in the clamps and viola (oh yah, water them too!)
The Easier DIY Solution
Not a fan of DIY or of the pallet look?! That’s Okay! Try this instead:
- Find awesome looking cans to recycle/reuse (like above) or whatever looks good to you!
- Drill holes at the top of the can and screw them into the wall. NOTE: if you’re hanging outside drill holes in the bottom of cans for drainage when it rains.
- Add your tiny rocks, soil, and seeds, water and done!
Wood Mason Jar Wall Mount:
- Get fancy wood (cut to size)
- Paint the mason jars a peppy color (if you’d like). Get chalkboard paint OR stickers and apply when colorful paint dries.
- Either use hose clamps, or drill holes into the wood board and tie strong yet pretty ribbons, OR use what’s in the photo to secure jars.
- Screw into wall.
- Add your tiny rocks, soil, and seed, water and boom you’re done.
Gutter Herb Garden:
- Get your choice of color for the gutters.
- Cut them to size and add the ends (sides) pinch them in with pliers.
- Make screw holes to the back of gutter (that will be attached to the wall)
- Screw in the gutters to the wall.
- Add your tiny rocks, then soil, then seeds, and water.
Well there’s a few ideas that can bring the herbs into your home. It’s great to grow your own herbs among other things, that way you know where it’s coming from, that it’s safe, and what’s going into your body (no chemicals/pesticides/and any other harmful additives). If DIY isn’t on your happy-to-do- list, then just buy a few pots and keep them on the window sill. Be healthy and get your green thumb ON!
Take care reads!
photo 1 by: gardenofeaden.blogspot.co.uk
photo 2,3 by: hellocreativefamily.com
photo 4 by: peopleexcitedaboutcoexistence.com
photo 5 by: herbgardeningtoday.com