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I’ve always wanted an herb garden right here in my kitchen. Wouldn’t it be great to snip off a sprig of freshness every time you cook? This quick-to-make elevated planting station allows you to keep herbs close-by for your cooking pleasure. It also moves in and out of the sink easily for watering, and then sits on the counter as a beautiful addition to your kitchen! Supplies:
  • 2 recycled wine bottles
  • 1×4 piece of raw wood
  • Ruler and circle template
  • Drill and 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch hole saw drill attachments
  • Acrylic paint, stain and water-based protective sealer
  • Sander
  • 3 inch clay pots
  • Soil and herb seedlings or seeds
Directions:
  • Measure your sink’s width to determine how wide your station can be.
  • Using a 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch circle template and ruler, draw out the placement of circles on your 1×4. The 1.5 inch circles should be placed on either end of the board — these circles will set over the wine bottle necks. Then space the 2.5 inch circles 1 inch apart in between the 1.5 inch circles. The number of 2.5 inch circles you’ll trace will be determined by the width of your sink.*
  • Using 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch hole saw, drill attachments (see picture), line up and saw through your 1×4 piece of wood.
  • Paint wood — I used two colors to create a two-toned effect, let dry.
  • Lightly sand edges of 1×4 to soften and to create an unfinished, primitive look and then apply stain, let dry.
  • Apply a coat of the protective sealer, let dry.
  • Plant seeds or seedlings and assemble!
* I made my board 24 inches in length which allowed for five pots, plus the two wine bottles. [nggallery id= 171]
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