There’s nothing like fresh herbs to make any recipe taste better. Why not have them at your fingertips with a hanging herb garden? A few inexpensive items make it an attractive yet functional addition to your kitchen.

The great thing about this craft is its adaptability. Get a rustic look with reclaimed wood or ‘rough up’ scrap boards from other projects. If you have a modern, more sophisticated look in mind, paint the board a glossy black or white.

When it comes to the buckets, leave them natural and accent with a ribbon or spray paint them a color to match your décor—it’s totally up to you!

How to make a hanging herb garden

how to make a hanging herb garden
  • wooden board, cut 7″ x 22″
  • 2 sawtooth hangers
  • hammer
  • 3 tin buckets, 3⅞” high with 4⅛” opening
  • spray paint with all-in-one paint and primer
  • drill
  • 3 screws
  • glue and ribbon (optional)
  • potted herbs
  1. Cut board then attach sawtooth hangers to the back, using a hammer.
  2. Spray tin buckets with 2 coats of all-in-one paint and primer, allowing them to dry completely after each coat.
  3. Wrap ribbon around each bucket and glue to adhere.
  4. Space buckets evenly apart on the board. Drill a pilot hole through each bucket as well as the board. Fasten buckets to the board using screws then hang. Place potted herbs in the buckets.
Have plenty of wall space? Adjust the size of the board and add more buckets or group several boards together for a larger display.

Rustic hanging herb garden