So, I couldn’t decide how to have a small portion of my deck designated to herbs. I didn’t want planters all over the place, and I didn’t want to buy planters or build a shelf of some sort. So, I did the next best thing. I rummaged throughout my house to find items that I could transform into what I wanted.
I have a ton of empty paint cans so I decide to turn them into planters. Not realizing it until I took the label off the small cans, they’re made of plastic, not tin. This was a great discovery, because they will hold up well in the rain; not rust. I cleaned them and drilled a few holes in the bottom. Next, I remembered I had purchased a roll of peel and stick wallpaper a few months ago at Staples on clearance. I knew when I bought it, I’d find a use for it. So easy to work with. It’s like sticky wrapping paper. Measure, cut and stick. Sharpies are great for labeling. You can write on anything with them, and it won’t wash off. I decided on block letters. Finally, a life time of doodling has come in handy! Rather than using plates to hold the planters, I found a small bamboo rice steamer (that I’ve never used) and a hello kitty bowl that my daughter used to use (she’s 10, not into hello kitty anymore). You can’t see it in the photo, but the hello kitty bowl has a decorative rim of bows and pearls. It’s actually cute, not offensive looking. The planter in the center, my son made at summer camp a couple of years ago. I found a pair of turquoise beads, that I added for flare around the “chives” base. The wooden step-ladder, has been around for years. I don’t even know where it came from. I’ve used it in the past for house plants and as a shelf for pictures and a lamp. Old step ladders are a real find. They can be transformed into so many cool things. I’m currently working on a large wooden stepladder that was abandoned with the curbside treasures. Stay tuned to see the transformation.
My Herb corner is not completed, because I have to see if the herbs actually grow. We’ll see if they take off in 7-14 days. Fingers crossed! Have you had luck growing herbs from the seed? Do I need to water once or multiple times per day? What kind of items have you transformed into planters?