DIY Wooden Herb Garden

An outdoor market sale was on the agenda this weekend and as usual I found a treasure, it didn't start out as a treasure but it sure was! 

DIY Wooden Herb Garden Box

Everything at the outdoor market was very inexpensive and priced to go, including this wooden box. I'm not sure what the purpose of this was supposed to be, looks like some kind of mass produced DIY flower box that never happened. The price was right, $3 was about my budget so I brought it home. This is also something you could do by creating your own rectangular box with rails. 

Wooden Herb Garden Box from Scrap Wood

When I got home I decided that the wooden rail I bought with this wooden box should be attached. I cut 2 pieces of trim and attached the wooden rail to the top of the box so it would stand up high behind the box.
I painted the wood with raw silk by Fusion Mineral Paint. Raw silk is a great white with grey undertones and looks beautiful on everything. Visit the bold link to find a Fusion Mineral Paint dealer near you. 
I wasn't too careful about my paint job because I knew in the end I wanted to distress this box with the electric sander to make it look more rustic. 

Wooden Herb Garden Box Painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

When the paint dried I stenciled with the HERB stencil from Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors. I have many of these stencils and they will not disappoint!  This stencil was just perfect for my box which I decided right about now would be a great place to plant herbs. There are several new stencils in the collection that are perfect for all the gardeners out there.
You can see the entire collection of Old Sign Stencils by following the bold link. 

Wooden Herb Garden Box Painted with Old Sign Stencils

When you click on the bold Amazon affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project.  If you order it does not change the price or service at all. I will receive a small commission to run this blog from your purchase. 

When the stencil was dry I used Tough Coat to seal the paint on the herb garden box. This will protect the wood from the elements. 

Wooden Herb Garden Box Painted and filled with Basil

A quick trip to the plant store and I had 4 containers of basil to plant in my new herb garden. This was truly an inexpensive trash to treasure project and it couldn't be cuter or more useful! 
The whole project took me a little over an hour to make and what was piled up for a quick sale at the outdoor market is now my favorite planter! 



DIY Wooden Herb Garden Box filled with Basil



If you love herb gardens I have a few more DIY projects to inspire you! Which one is your favorite? 

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Disclosure: I received paint and the stencil for doing this post with product.  However, all the opinions stated here are my own. I only use products I love and would recommend to my viewers.
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. Pinned. Great quick and very useful project.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks so much Joy and thanks for pinning!

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  2. Love how you created this, Susan! Perfect for apartment gardening, too! I love the little 'knick' out of the one piece of wood, too. I pinned to two boards. We would be blessed to have you link-up at Tuesday Turn About... we open tomorrow at 3pm PST!

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    1. It's working out great on my deck, I've already used some of the basil!

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  3. What a great find, Susan! I love how you stenciled your little herb garden box and the wooden structure at the top. Fun!!!

    Happy gardening,
    Barb :)

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    1. It was just meant to be Barbara, I'm so happy it turned out so well!

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  4. Love your herb garden! Something like this would look perfect in my back yard.

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    1. Thank you it looks perfect in mine too and the basil is easy to reach.

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  5. Susan, this project is positively adorable and GENIUS! I love the added trellis with the subtext! So clever!

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, the stencil was just made for this!

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  6. My deck needs one of these Susan! Your herb garden is just too cute and perfect. What a great find and at $3 to boot.

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    1. The price was certainly right! The basil is flourishing and it looks great to boot!

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