How to Make an Herb Crate for Mother's Day

A special project for my Mother...

I love hydrangeas, so does my Mom. Instead of just a plant I wanted to make her a special planter too.

I purchased this box at the thrift store, it had a lot of potential. I especially loved the black iron handle.

I think of the thrift store first because I know I will find something that I can make into a one of a kind piece, save money, and at the same time, save it from a landfill.

I painted this box Old White with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
then I stenciled on a stencil that a friend sent to me just because she is nice.

She sent me 3 stencils... Sage, Thyme and Parsley. Stop by and see her awesome rustic herb crates.

I hope to put all the stencils to a good use soon.

I didn't use the whole stencil this time, I thought the Scarborough Seed Company part was perfect for this project.

As you can see this project makes a great planter for the hydrangea and a perfect gift for the perfect Mother.

Happy Mother's Day!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .