DIY Herb Planters

Created by: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

Are your tin cans heading to the recycling bin? It's time to reroute them to your windowsills, countertops, and porches as herb planters.

What You'll Need:
  • Tin cans (soup cans or small coffee tins)
  • Herb plants
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Precision knife
  • Seed Packets
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Decoupage matte adhesive
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • Marker
  • Potting Soil
  1. Empty the cans and remove labels and any leftover adhesive. Flip the cans over and make 5 or 6 small holes in the bottom. This will serve as a water drain.
  2. Cut or tear the seed packets into small pieces, reserving the seeds. Then dip the paintbrush in the decoupage and coat sections of the tin can with glue, applying the seed pack pieces as you work your way around. Apply another coat of decoupage on the outside of the seed packages to seal it.
  3. Once the can is completely covered, check to ensure that all the seed package paper fragments have been coated with decoupage. When everything has dried, fill the can halfway with potting soil. You are now ready to plant your herb. Be sure that the plant base is no more than 1 inch below the top.
  4. Paint the popsicles sticks or dunk them in paint. Once the popsicle sticks dry, take the marker and jot down the name of the herb so you don't mix them up. Now place your planters in sunlit spots around your home and you're good to grow!

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