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!
- 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
- 3 inch clay pots
- Soil and herb seedlings or seeds
* I made my board 24 inches in length which allowed for five pots, plus the two wine bottles.
- 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!
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Tags: DIY, herbs, kitchen, sink