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?
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How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Herb Planter
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.
After disassembling the frame, I measured and cut the wooden planks.
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.
After letting it all dry, I nailed the boards to the back of the frame.
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).
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.
Then I tightened the clamp around the top of the mason jar, below the bottom lip, so it won’t slide off.
Last but not least, fill those babies up with some great greenery and say hello to spring!
All our best,
What a cute idea! My favorite part is how cheap this little DIY was! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you, Sabrina! It’s always nice to have an inexpensive craft to do 🙂
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!
Thank you, Megs! And thank you for hosting the great linkup! Sounds like a great option for your front porch. 🙂
This is absolutely brilliant Kelly!!!
Oh thank you, Kristi!!
Kim Six says
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!
Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for the kind words and for featuring this DIY 🙂 🙂
This is so creative! I never would’ve thought to do this with an old frame!
Thank you, Emily! The best part is it’s super easy to make ?
Thank you for the terrific post