DIY Paint Can Herb Garden


I wanted to create an easy and inexpensive herb garden so I used old paint cans, spray paint, rope, dock cleats and a couple pallet boards to create this DIY herb garden.
I drilled holes in the sides, inserted a piece of rope and tied the ends on the inside.
I used painters tape and sprayed the cans in a diagonal pattern to match our deck decor.
I screwed the cleats to the pallet boards
Once the paint was dry and the ropes were attached we planted our herbs.
The cleats were attached to pallet boards mounted directly to the siding of our house. Then we planted our favorite herbs for cooking!
We even filled them with mums for the fall once the herbs were gone! What do you guys think?

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3 questions
  • Marie DeSalvo
    on Feb 21, 2016

    I really do not want to make holes in he siding, but great Idea. I have chain link fence in the yard that I can utilize or even the posts on my deck. Thank you thank you.. One question are they quart or gallon cans ? they look to be quart.

  • Aimee
    on Jan 28, 2017

    Did you thoroughly clean out the can first? I can't imagine that the paint inside the can would be very good for any plant.

  • Kali
    on Dec 20, 2019

    Where did you buy the clets?

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