How to Make an Herb Garden From a Pallet

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I have always wanted to make an herb garden, but with a small yard, four children, and two dogs, there is not much room left for an herb garden, or any garden for that matter.

That was an issue until I came upon the wonderful pallet garden on Pinterest.

I was excited to find that Pinterest picture, because just a few short weeks ago when we had sod delivered, they delivered it on three pallets!

The only problem: Those pallets were in very bad shape. These were the saddest and most beat-up pallets I have ever seen. I sorted them out and decided on a pallet I wanted to use.

Once I removed all of the broken and rotten boards, I was basically left with a frame, and still a very sad-looking frame at that.

To get back what I needed for my herb garden, I cut three 1" x 4" boards I had laying around from a previous project.

The other thing you might notice is the feet I added to the pallet. I didn't want to lean this up against a wall, and I happened to have some small angled boards leftover from a previous project that I made the wrong angled cuts on. I saved those wrong angled boards and was able to use them here!

After I finished adding the feet and boards, I then grabbed some paint and gave this pallet some "pretty." The color is actually a small sample bottle I had on hand called Appletini by Valspar.

I grabbed my pots and added them to the pallet, but something just didn't look quite finished to me.

I decided I needed to dress things up a bit, so I grabbed my computer and created some labels on vinyl. I then attached the vinyl labels to my pallet.

Now she looks pretty! I think the labels added a nice little touch. Here it is all finished!

What do you think? I thought it was a perfect upcycle and build.


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