DIY Paint Can Herb Garden

Simple Stylings
by Simple Stylings
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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  • Aimee Aimee on Jan 27, 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 Kali on Dec 20, 2019

    Where did you buy the clets?

  • Gloria Grant Gloria Grant on May 31, 2020

    Thank you, I love this. How do you environmentally empty the paint cans? I have many old cans, with thick or hard paint in them.

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  • BonnieC BonnieC on Jan 25, 2020

    Just bought a house with land with woods surrounding. These will look so great hung around the tree line here & there!!

  • Jan Mynatt Casady Jan Mynatt Casady on Dec 07, 2020

    I've kept a bunch of empty coffee cans and now have a purpose for them. Can't wait until spring. (I live in northern Maine, so it is a loooong way off!)

    Thanks for sharing this project!