Herb Garden in a Wooden Tote

The perfect place to grow your herbs...

Wooden herb crate diy with full tutorial .

Here is an easy project you can make with a wooden tote you buy or with one you make yourself.

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I began by painting my tote with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in one of my favorite colors... Lucketts Green

Wooden crate painted with miss mustard seed milk paint for herbs.

I painted one side of the tote with a darker green and created vinyl letters using a Silhouette machine.

The letters are then transferred to the dark green side and I painted over the whole board including the vinyl lettering with the Lucketts color.

Using vinyl letters to create a painted sign look on a wooden crate.

When the paint dried I peeled off the vinyl letters revealing the dark green paint underneath.

Wooden herb crate makes a great DIY gift.

I distressed the lettering using 220 grit sandpaper then coated the entire tote with Miss Mustard Seed Tung Oil which is a good sealer to use outdoors.

The bottom of the tote is lined with plastic and containers of herbs are placed inside the tote.

Wooden crate with herbs and a sign font created with vinyl letter stencils.

Spanish moss layers the containers to create a finished look.


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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. .