As someone who loves to cook, I love to add
fresh herbs to my dishes. I also love to grow them.
This time of year, my herb garden is starting to
look tired and withered. More so this year with the
extreme heat we have been having.
So, I decided to bring a few of my favorite
herbs inside, where they are close at hand
(aka I don’t have to go outside in extreme heat)
I decided to create some different containers…
Paint Can Chalkboard Herb Pots.
I am so happy to take part in another
#LowesDIYDays sponsored by Hometalk.com.
The challenge is to take an ordinary object you
available at any Lowe’s Home Improvement Store,
and create something new and different with it.
Let’s get started on making these cute Herb Pots.
I started out with two basic quart-sized Paint Cans.
You can discard the lids or if you’re like me,
you’ll save them for another DIY project. 😀
I used a standard chalkboard paint by Valspar,
but any brand would do.
It took three coats to get a good coverage.
While the last coat was drying, I gathered the herbs
and materials needed for planting.
Because these paint cans will not have any drainage,
you need to create a way for the water to drain away
from the root system and the soil.
I added a layer of pebbles (about 1/3 depth of can),
followed by a layer of sand (another 1/3 depth)
and finally added a layer of rich, potting soil.
At the last minute, so that these cans didn’t look
like they belonged in Dullsville, I added a row of
burlap ribbon. Much better! 😀
And that’s it.
Two of my favorite herbs right at hand.
They don’t even belong in Dullsville any longer.
In fact, I think they would fit right in in
Martha Land, don’t you? 😀
Next week, I will share with you how I
preserve my herbs, especially my rosemary.
I have rosemary growing out of my ears this year.
Well, not my ears – but it’s growing profusely.
Would you ever have known these were paint cans
from Lowe’s if I had not shown you?
I think I may go ahead and make a larger herb
garden in a gallon can. How fun!
So, now I want to share the other
two projects from two amazing Bloggers…
From Sarah at Home-ology Modern Vintage
– a Modern Stool
You can do a search on Hometalk.com under
#LowesDIYdays to see all of these projects.
If you loved this project and would
like to save it for future reference,
I would love for you to PIN this image to your
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In case you missed last month’s
#LowesDIYDays Project…here you go!
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minutes of your day here with me.
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