There have been so many cute hanging herb gardens popping up all over Pinterest and blogs online lately and we just couldn’t wait to create something fun of our own for the studio! This custom potted hanging herb garden was fun to make (just a couple of hours from start to finish!) and looks so good hanging from our ceiling.
When you walk through the doors of our Fresh Collective studio, you look right into the kitchen area and at the side of a big refrigerator. I wanted to create something that was more aesthetically appealing to see without building a wall or something solid to block the view. Enter our hanging herb garden!
There were just a few items for us to buy, besides the potted herbs, but most we had on hand already. We recently changed over our boys to a bunk bed situation in their room, and had a couple of pallets on hand from their previous beds, which we used for the wood in this project. For one, it was free, and two, the wood already had an aged look which is something I wanted. Next up were the terra cotta pots, which only cost about $.70 at Home Depot and I used some white spray paint I had to give them a good coat of white followed by a gold-dipped look with gold paint.
Here are the instructions, per my husband 😉
Items needed to create a Custom Potted Hanging Herb Garden:
5 – 1/2″ planks, 24″ long x 5 1/2″ wide
8 – 3/16 threaded rod, 36″ long
4 – threaded rod coupling
20 – 3/16 nuts/washers
4 – 3/16 crown bolts
3 1/2″ hole saw
1. Choose wood. We used 5 1/2″ wide boards from an old pallet we had. It saved us money plus the wood looks aged already.
2. Cut to size. Ours were cut to 24″ long.
3. Cut holes. We used 3 1/2″ holes to fit our terra cotta pots (found at Home Depot for only $.70/ea.)
With a 3 1/2″ hole saw bit and a drill center your holes. We made three holes per board at 5″ from the edge then 12″ then 19″. For our hanging herb garden we used 5 boards total.
4. Drill holes in four corners of each board 1″ from each side for threaded rods. Bit needs to be just bigger than your threaded rod.
5. We hung ours from a drywall ceiling so we drilled holes using 1/2 in hole saw bit in ceiling to fit the crown bolts.
6. Attach the crown bolts to one one side of threaded rod. Leave about 1″ – 1 1/2″ on one side of crown bolt.
7. Squeeze crown bolt and place through ceiling hole (it till reopen on other side to provide an anchor to hang from).
8. Slide first board on the threaded rod and through the pre-drilled small holes. Keep at desired location by using the washer and nut to hold in place. This may take some time to thread all the way to desired location.
9. Attach couplings and next four threaded rod and repeat step 8 until you are out of shelving.
Prep your pots and add in the herbs. Congratulations, you have a hanging garden!
Besides it being a cute way to display herbs and a great way to cover an eye sore we wanted to hide, our kids love noshing on the chocolate mint leaves and lemon!
What do you think? Have you seen herb gardens that you like or have you tried your hand at making one yourself? If you happen to make one like this, I’d love to see!! Just tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can see it!
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