DIY Mason Jar Herb Planter

We’re t-minus two days from March… which is basically April… which is when spring is supposed to happen… which means flowers and greenery and sunshine.

What better way to welcome the season than by sharing a fun DIY mason jar herb planter made out of a $5.00 thrift store frame?

wooden planked mason jar plnter

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How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Herb Planter

Mason Jar Planter Holder

Like I mentioned above, this baby was a grand total of five dollars. I bought it solely for the frame – it’s a solid oak and in great condition.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

After disassembling the frame, I measured and cut the wooden planks.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Then, I sanded and stained the wood planks with two coats of weathered oak and went over them with dark antiquing wax.

Next, I painted the frame with two coats of Rust-oleum’s White Linen chalk paint.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

After letting it all dry, I nailed the boards to the back of the frame.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

I started with six mason jars to hang, but ended up using only four so the plants would have a little more room to grow (green thumb, I’ve got my eye on you).

Mason Jar Plant Holder

To secure the mason jars to the planks, I used clamps (found in the plumbing section of your local hardware store) and screwed them to the board.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Then I tightened the clamp around the top of the mason jar, below the bottom lip, so it won’t slide off.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Last but not least, fill those babies up with some great greenery and say hello to spring!


All our best,

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14 thoughts on “DIY Mason Jar Herb Planter

  1. I love this! I have a big, empty, front porch. Not the best decorator …I am always at a loss as to how to fill this beautiful space. This mason jar idea is awesome! I often cut fresh flowers from the yard and put them in vases out there …but how much prettier would this be?! Thank you! Without creative people like you I would be lost. Happy Friday, from the Friendship Friday linkup!

  2. I love this project (and also must confess I only just discovered your blog but have loved looking through your archives!) Thanks for sharing it at the Creativity Unleashed linky. I’ve chosen you as one of this week’s rockstars. On Thursday you’ll be featured and voting will be open for our “Mega Rockstar” which comes with a huge set of perks! Good luck!

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