DOLLAR TREE DIY INDOOR HERB GARDEN DECORATIONMart 20, 2021
This DIY indoor herb garden decoration is easy to make, transforming a new pot into an old painted farmhouse pot. Learn how to use Dollar Tree items to build an indoor herb garden. Easy, affordable gardening in small containers for your kitchen window for less than $ 15.
I’m very excited to show you this DIY indoor herb garden project and how to build an indoor herb garden. Since I’ve been eating healthier, I’ve been trying to use fresh herbs, but going outside on a cold day isn’t fun.
It was at this point that I decided to create a cheap and simple herb garden for my kitchen window. One that wouldn’t cost me much looked super cute, with a vintage farmhouse flair and my most common herbs.
This is where the dollar tree came in and they didn’t disappoint. Did you know they have a whole gardening department? I was so surprised. But enough about me, let’s start making this small or tiny kitchen window vintage farm herb planter.
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DIY INDOOR HERB GARDEN
Before we start planting your favorite herbs, have this super cute farmhouse vintage pot made of Dollar Tree items to hold your plants.
DIY DOLLAR TREE PAINTED FARMHOUSE VINTAGE POT
I love the look of Chippy Paint and I worry everything. I once aged galvanized bucket with toilet bowl cleaner and it turned out amazing but this DIY farmhouse vintage pot calls for white. So I gave this new pot an old look.
Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to start aging a new one galvanized bucket with color.
PAINTING AND DESTROYING A NEW GALVANIZED BUCKET
The most important step in securing the paint to the galvanized material is sanding. Take one Sanding block and start roughening the outside of the Dollar Tree flower container.
First step: sand the outside
Just move the Sanding block over the surface many times until you can visibly see where it is scratching the surface. I went so far as to remove most of the black letter from the letter.
Step two: remove the grit with a damp paper towel
Next, take one that is barely damp paper towel and wipe away all the dirt on the outside.
Step three: paint a coat of paint
Step four: sand the paint off
Next, take the Sanding block and grind away easily colour especially about the letter. I didn’t remove all of the paint on the letter but most of it and it hit other areas here and there to give it a desperate look.
Step five: drill drainage holes
Now drill drainage holes in the bottom of the planter by hammering a nail through the bottom.
Make as many holes as you want but I tried to place them so that all of the soil can drain well.
Step six: glue the jute rope around the top
After you’ve finished torturing your herb pot, run a bead of glue right under the lip on the top and secure it in place Jute rope on the glue. Remember, Dollar Tree has all of these items except the color including the rope I found in the flowers section.
And your white, badly painted herb pot is ready for plants.
How to plant herbs in a small herb garden
I’m not an expert on plants, but before you choose your herbs, here is a list of them best herbs that grow indoors.
I would like to recommend using the herbs that you most commonly use in your tiny herb garden. I used thyme and rosemary. Rosemary isn’t considered a great houseplant, but I’ll give it a try since it’s in my window.
Now let’s plant the herbs in your vintage farmhouse dollar tree pot. Start adding rock on the bottom of the pot. About a layer of 1 inch or less will do.
And then add soil about an inch from the top. There are many great tips for planting herbs out there Herbal garden for beginners Post.
Now dig a hole, remove the plant from the pot and plant your plants. I have more detailed instructions on this part in my Gardening in containers 2 DIY. But basically, after you take the plant out of the pot, press your fingers into the roots to loosen the soil from the roots.
Then place the plant in the hole and move fresh soil around it while packing it up by pushing it around the base of the plant.
And guess what? You are all done.
Now find a place with lots of natural light for your small herb garden.
It is important that you place your small herb garden container near natural light. I put my garden in the sink and lightly water it when the soil feels dry to the touch.
I’ve read that herbs don’t like being overly wet so I try to keep my watering to a minimum, but honestly I’m not an expert. Take my advice and turn to those who know all about gardening and herbs to keep them alive.
I love how this vintage container herb garden for farmhouse turned out, and I loved sharing with you how to build a herb garden.
As you can see, my herb garden is sitting in my window. Now when I cook I can easily cut up pieces and throw them in my food. If you love drying herbs, try mine DIY dried flowers wall hanging. It’s another great place for herbs.
Have fun decorating!
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Dollar tree items: pewter, rope, earth, stone, Paper towelsgrind
Other materials: herbal plants
- Sand outside the pot
- Wipe the grit with a damp cloth paper towel
- Paint a thin layer of paint on the outside of the pot and let it dry
- Lightly sand the paint over the lettering and other places to strain it
- Glue the rope under the lip of the pot with a Glue gun
- hammer a nail in the ground to make grain holes. Make a lot of holes.
- Put the stone on the bottom of the pot
- Place soil an inch below the top of the pot over rocks
- Shovel a hole for the plant
- Take the plant out of the pot and pinch the roots to loosen them
- Place the plant in the hole and move the soil around the base as you wrap it up
- Add all the plants and you are done.
- Find a place for your herb garden where it gets plenty of natural light.
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