Simple Stylings
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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.
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I drilled holes in the sides, inserted a piece of rope and tied the ends on the inside.
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I used painters tape and sprayed the cans in a diagonal pattern to match our deck decor.
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I screwed the cleats to the pallet boards
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Once the paint was dry and the ropes were attached we planted our herbs.
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
The cleats were attached to pallet boards mounted directly to the siding of our house. Then we planted our favorite herbs for cooking!
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
diy paint can herb garden, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
We even filled them with mums for the fall once the herbs were gone! What do you guys think?

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2 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.

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  • Pat terry
    on Mar 31, 2017

    Great project idea.

  • Wdo34404527
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Love this idea. I have a wood fence in my back yard that looks so bare. I will attach these and plant with flowers. I already have my herbs growing on my patio.

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