Wouldn’t you love to have fresh herbs at your fingertips all season long? Well now you can easily and inexpensively. You don’t need a large plot of land or even fancy flower pots to grow your own fresh herbs. In fact, all you need is an old kitchen cullender. With it you can create a hanging cullender herb planter just as the one you see here. Take a peek below at how to craft your own so you can be enjoying fresh herbs in no time.
How to Make Hanging Cullender Herb Planter
Cullender (plastic or metal will do)
Twine for hanging
Coconut shell lining
We found our cullender at Walmart for around $1. You can do the same or find an old one at your local thrift store or garage sale. You shouldn’t have to spend more than $1 for one, making this a frugal craft anyone can enjoy on any budget.
1. Begin by cleaning the cullender and drying it well.
2. Apply two coats of spray paint until the piece is coated well.
3. Cut some lengths of twine and tie them through the holes. Create a large knot so when you hang your basket the twine will stay attached and in place.
4. Place some newspaper or coconut shell inside the cullender. Add your soil and then plant your starter plant as you normally would.
The newspaper or shell will provide great drainage as will the holes in the cullender. All you need to do now is hang the basket from a garden hook, tree branch, or patio. Water it as needed and be sure it gets plenty of sun, and in no time you will have a wonderful hanging herb garden.
How cool is that? Gather your supplies and give this easy garden project a try. It is a great way to breathe some new life into an old cullender, and a great way to be sure you always have fresh herbs on hand.