I've been dreaming about the herb garden for a while now. I collected quite a few formula cans over the past few months and wanted to find a good use for it so I made this HERB GARDEN FROM FORMULA CANS. I think it turned out so lovely!
- Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in 4 colors.
- Any box to shield the spray paint
- Cans from HIPP formula
- Drill bits for holes (or hammer and nail)
- Herb seeds
How to make a herb garden from formula tins:
First I got rid of a sticker, covering the tin. I just let it sit under the water for 10 minutes and then it came off pretty easy.
Then I dried them and painted it with Rust-Oleum Spray paint in 4 colors - yellow, red, purple and blue. I got mine in the local hardware store and it was on sale "buy 2 for $5".
I used an old box as a shield to protect spray paint from getting everywhere. When the paint dried I drilled holes in the bottom. If you don't have a drill you can use just a hammer and a nail to punch the holes for water to go through. After that, I filled them with soil. I used Potting mix by Miracle-Grow that I also got from our local hardware store. Then I planted seeds and watered it. I had to wait for over a week for seeds to come through. I planted dill, parsley, microgreens, thyme, rosemary, basil, and scallions.
My daughter is helping me to water them every day. It's such a great way to learn how things grow and I can see her excitement to look at the herbs every day and see how they grow.
I found an old ladder and used it as a stand for the cans. I think I'll upgrade it and put the planks in the steps to fit more cans but it works fine for now.