Diy Herb Garden
Looking for the perfect way to add a budget friendly home decor to your kitchen then check out this DIY herb garden. I will teach you step by step how to turn some old tin cans into a cute kitchen home garden that you will just love!
DIY herb garden
There is just something so special about being able to use fresh herbs from your garden when cooking a meal. I can honestly tell you that it is even more special if they come from an adorable spring craft that was made on a budget. This DIY herb garden is a simple and quick project that you will just love. It will transform your kitchen window sill or kitchen counter, creating a functional and beautiful focal piece. This DIY herb garden would even look great alongside your DIY Cookbook Stand
So, let’s get started painting and planting!
SUPPLIES NEED TO MAKE YOUR DIY HERB GARDEN:
- Old tin cans: 28 oz, 14 oz can, 8 oz cans
- Rosemary, Dill, Basil, Mint Herb Starts
- Herb Collage Printable (Download below)
- Dixie Belle Paint – color: Cotton
- Heat gun
- Chinet 2-ply napkins – no patterns or texture on the napkin
- 8×11 sheet of printing paper
- Mod Podge
- 100 grit Sanding Block
- Potting soil
1 – Grab your old cans and let’s get ready to paint. Be sure to remove all paper and sticky remnants so they are easy to paint. Wearing your plastic gloves, with your Dixie Belle paint, color Cotton, and your favorite paintbrush, just give them a good coat covering the entire outside of your cans. Tip* Drill a few holes in the bottoms of your can to allow for drainage with your herbs once planted.
2 – Cans will paint easily with the Dixie Belle paint, choosing whatever color you want. I like it white so my printable will easily stand out.
3 – With a heat gun you can speed up the drying process.
4 – Grab your Chinet 2-ply napkins to get ready to create your printable. Open it all the way up and place on your working surface. I love to use PUPPY PADS for easy clean up.
5 – Working on your puppy pad, grab your spray adhesive. Tip* Be sure to place the spray towards your paper, and not in your hair. (LONG, SAD STORY!!!!) Simply spray your paper in short bursts being sure to cover 1 entire side of your 8×11 sheet of paper.
6 – Lay your paper, with the sticky side up, and place your napkin on top of your paper. Squish it down, trying to make it nice and smooth.
7 – Now cut the edges from your extra napkin off, so you just have the paper covered in the napkin remaining.
8 – Smooth out and be ready to add your printable to it. Pay attention to your size of paper – cut down to the exact paper size so it will fit easily in your printer.
9 – Remember to pay attention to how your printer will need your sheet inserted, in order to print on the proper, napkin side.
10 – Once printed, carefully remove a layer of napkin from the paper. Since it is 2-ply, that will allow for some remnants to be left on your paper. The goal is to just have 1-ply of your printed napkin to continue the project. Cut along the lines to create four different sections for your DIY Herb Garden cans.
11 – Grab your first dry painted can, Mod Podge, and a chip brush to cover a section on your can to prep to add your napkin printable. Carefully add your printable and press lightly with a dry sponge to help fit into the grooves of your can. This keeps the details. Repeat this step on all of your cans to get your printable on and looking fabulous.
12 – You can use your heat gun to help your Mod Podge quickly dry on the cans.
13 – Carefully place your hands inside of cans to give you grip as you sand off the excess napkin from the top and bottom. Use a 100 grit sanding block to easily remove the material. Tip* Remember, the can is sharp, so be cautious.
14 – To create a finished look, grab some black paint, Waverly Ink is what I like, but anything works. With a brush, lightly go around the bottom of your can to add some black texture giving it a distressed look. Lightly add some along the grooves of your can as well, to finish it up. Tip* If you like the rusty look, you can do this same technique with a bit of cinnamon added to your Mod Podge. Just brush it on where you want that to look visible. Repeat for all the cans you are working with.
15 – You can seal the cans if you want to help them last a little longer if they are outside cans. You can use polyurethane spray or Gator Hide from Dixie Bell.
16 – Add some pebbles on the bottom to help with drainage and a bit of potting soil if your cans are a bigger size. Grab your herbs from their store-bought pots and remove them. Place it into the correctly labeled can, because once they are in, they aren’t coming out.
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