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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.

DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Vintage Herb Garden Pot

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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Before we start planting your favorite herbs, have this super cute farmhouse vintage pot made of Dollar Tree items to hold your plants.


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.


All of these items came from the dollar tree with the exception of the Glue gun and herbal plants. I use a cordless ryobi Glue gun. It’s so much easier not having a string.

Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to start aging a new one galvanized bucket with color.


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.

Demonstration of how to sand the outside of a dollar tree can to prepare it for painting

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.

Showing how to remove abrasive grit with a damp paper towel in preparation for applying paint for a vintage farm planter

Step three: paint a coat of paint

Now apply a thin layer colour. It helps when you are in need just having a thin layer colour outside.

Paint a galvanized tin planter from Dollar Tree to create an herb garden for our kitchen

To shorten the drying time I used a hairdryer to speed up the drying time by simply blow-drying colour from the outside until it no longer looked shiny.

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.

Sand off the paint on the lettering on this galvanized pot from Dollar Tree

Step five: drill drainage holes

Now drill drainage holes in the bottom of the planter by hammering a nail through the bottom.

Nail holes in the bottom of a dollar tree can to make a kitchen herb garden

Make as many holes as you want but I tried to place them so that all of the soil can drain well.

Nail holes for drainage in the bottom of this herb garden decoration in the Dollar Store

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.

Glue jute rope around the top of a vintage farmhouse painted herb garden pot

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.

How to build an indoor herb garden by placing stones on the bottom of a pot

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.

How to make a herb garden in the kitchen by putting earth over stone in a pot

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.

Dig a hole in the bottom of your tiny herb garden

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.

How to Plant an Herb Garden in Your Kitchen Using Dollar Tree Items

After you add your plants, take a dry cleaning brush, I used one brushand brush any floor off the Jute rope.

Brush off jute with a brush from jute

And guess what? You are all done.

Easy DIY Dollar Store Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden

Now find a place with lots of natural light for your small herb garden.

how to build an indoor herb garden dollar tree project


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.

DIY Indoor Herb Garden Dollar Tree Farmhouse Vintage Herb Garden Pot

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.

How to Build an Indoor 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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DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Vintage Herb Garden Pot

Turn a new can of Dollar Tree into an old, beautifully painted farmhouse flower pot for an indoor herb garden.

Preparation time
30 minutes

Active time
30 minutes

total time
1 hour


Estimated costs
3 p.m.


  • Dollar tree items: pewter, rope, earth, stone, Paper towelsgrind

  • Other materials: herbal plants


  1. Sand outside the pot
  2. Wipe the grit with a damp cloth paper towel
  3. Paint a thin layer of paint on the outside of the pot and let it dry
  4. Lightly sand the paint over the lettering and other places to strain it
  5. Glue the rope under the lip of the pot with a Glue gun
  6. hammer a nail in the ground to make grain holes. Make a lot of holes.
  7. Put the stone on the bottom of the pot
  8. Place soil an inch below the top of the pot over rocks
  9. Shovel a hole for the plant
  10. Take the plant out of the pot and pinch the roots to loosen them
  11. Place the plant in the hole and move the soil around the base as you wrap it up
  12. Add all the plants and you are done.
  13. Find a place for your herb garden where it gets plenty of natural light.

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