DIY Herb Box
MAKE THIS SUPER SIMPLY DIY HERB BOX TO STORE ALL YOUR FRESH HERBS, NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT.
Welcome back y’all to this months DIY project challenge! Our theme is a DIY project that is made for the outdoors. I don’t know where y’all are at but over here in Alabama, just thinking about going outside makes me start to sweat. But in the name of fresh herbs ill suffer through it!
Justin is definitely the cook in our house so my building this herb box is basically the only thing I bring to the table (see what I did there) ?.
My favorite part about this project is that I made the entire thing with scrap wood! Heres what I used:
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- First I went through my scrap wood project & found a piece of 1×6 for the bottom of the box & a couple of 1×4 pieces for the sides.
- Next I marked & cut the two long 1×4 pieces for the side of the box. Then I measured & cut the two small side pieces.
Tip: find the pots you want to use for your herbs before you decide on how long & wide you want your basil box to be.
- Then I nailed all the side pieces into the 1×6 using finishing nails
- After I had my box built I stained it with Minwax Hickory gel stain. This is one of my favorite stains to use for indoor beams & its also very close to our nursery flooring color
- Once the stain dried I used some stencils I got from Michaels & painted on “Herbs” using a Q-tip. I use Q-tips when I am working with small stencils & when I want it to look a little weathered. I like the way the texture looks.
- After the stencil was dry I used the Minwax wipe on poly to seal the box
- Lastly, I just added a handle to each side of the box for a finishing touch
Ahh there is no smell like fresh basil! I big puffy heart love this herb box & it was so simple to create, no green thumb required. Now all I have to do is keep the herbs alive.
What are your favorite fresh herbs to keep?