Freshly snipped herbs make a refreshing garnish for food and drinks. This framed container herb garden is stunning, functional and keeps your favorite sprigs of mint, rosemary and sage within arm’s reach. The vibrant tones of green are perfect eye-catching hues for summer, and the framed chicken wire turns your small potted herbs into an instant piece of art. You’ll want to try this container herb garden as a unique alternative to managing a garden or having to install outdoor window boxes.
If you want to personalize your herb garden or make it easier to identify what you have planted, create garden markers. We have a tutorial on how to create two different kinds of garden markers.
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- old picture frame
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- acrylic or spray paint (use old house paint to lacquer a rustic old frame)
- paint brush
- staple gun and staples
- 2 eye screws
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- Find or repurpose an old picture frame and paint. Let dry.
- Trim and attach chicken wire to backside of frame using staple gun.
- Secure staples in place carefully with hammer.
- Pre-drill small holes about 2-3 inches from top of frame so you don’t split the wood;
- screw in eye screws . Tie rope around the top part of the frame to hang if you don’t want to use eye screws.
- Cut rope to desired length. Tie to each eye screw with knots.
- Plant herbs in metal buckets and hang them from chicken wire with clothespins.