DIY Pallet Herb Garden

I love to cook and have wanted my own little herb garden since getting married; however, we have no yard. For the last few months I have been searching pinterest and google to find ideas on how to still have a small garden. After seeing one on pinterest I decided to make my own from pallets. I think it turned out pretty cute so I thought I would give directions on how to make them.


Things you will need

  • pallet (I found mine on Craigslist for free)
  • sander
  • wood conditioner(I made mine from 3/4 cups oil and 1/4cup vinegar)
  • wood stain (I used a chesnut color)*optional
  • paint brush *optional
  • gloss *optional
  • weed barried fabric
  • scissors
  • staple gun or nails and hammer
  • white paint
  • potting soil
  • herbs

1.) sand the pallet- I used sand paper which was a mistake. Seriously go get a cheap sander because it will make your life so much easier.

2.) Wipe off any dust and than apply the wood conditioner for 15 minutes before applying the stain. Let dry for a few hours and than flip it over and repeat.

3.) From that point I let it dry overnight and than applied the gloss. I let that dry a few hours and than in white paint I painted the names of the herbs where I planned to have them. For the dots I used an old cookie cutter and stamped it on the wood.

4.) I used newspaper to make a pattern for the fabric weed barrier and than cut out six pieces of the fabric.

5.) I used nails and a hammer and nailed the fabric to the pallets( you could also use a  staple gun) making kind of a pocket

6.) I put the herbs into the fabric pocket and than put in the potting soil


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