I am constantly trying to come up with ways to utilize the space in my urban backyard garden. I have four raised garden beds, tons of containers, and now a 6 ft. herb planter shelf that my hubby and I made ourselves. This DIY herb planter is simple to make, but extremely useful and already my herbs are growing like crazy! So, here’s how we did it!
I bought two 12Ft. wood boards and had them cut to (2) 6ft. and (2) 3.5 ft. pieces. I also bought 5 plastic planters at the Dollar Tree.
I spaced the planters 4 inches apart.
My hubby cut those circles out!
We attached the wood pieces together with a bracket on each side.
Braced it even more and added some feet to the bottom to keep it sturdy.
Now the fun begins for me! I stained this shelf with MiniWax PolyShade in Antique Walnut.
I found some really cool stencil patterns at HobbyLobby which added a little character to my outdoor decor. 🙂 Chirp, Chirp!
Sprayed a couple of coats of crystal clear enamel to protect the wood finish, and here is the herb planter in the bright, beautiful, sunshine below!
Total Cost of Herb Planter
Wood Boards: $23 2 (12 ft. x 2 in. x 10 in.) (Lowes)
Brackets & Braces $8 (Lowes)
Stain, Spray, and Acrylic paints $16 (Wal-Mart)
Stencil patterns $4 (Hobby Lobby)
Planters $5 (The Dollar Tree)
I love working on DIY projects with my guy, and this herb planter will help us save quite a bit on the high cost of fresh & preserved herbs! I chose to plant oregano, dill, cilantro, basil, and rosemary, which will later go into some of my canned recipes. 🙂 I also have some planters with stevia, chives, and mint which my family can’t get enough of. I hope that I have inspired you to learn how to grow your own food, and I look forward to sharing some fresh gardening & canning recipes with you later this summer. Until then, Happy Gardening super savers!