DIY Iron Door Herb Garden


Hello! Lindsay from My Creative Days here to share with you my DIY Herb Garden!

We have so much fun growing vegetables and herbs in the summer. They taste better and we save a lot of money by not having to buy them at the store. My daughter and I love grape tomatoes so much that you can often find us eating them right off the plant. 🙂

Another thing I can’t get enough of in the summer is basil. Tomatoes + basil = YUMMY! So, every summer, I make sure to have plenty of basil planted.

This year, I decided to make our herb garden a little differently and I am so happy with the way it came out!

It all started when I found this iron door at a garage sale. I pictured it in our yard somewhere, but didn’t have an idea right away. After a few days of moving it all around the yard, a light bulb went off in my head and I knew it would be perfect for a herb garden.

These galvanized buckets were in my craft room, but after changing things up a bit, I didn’t have a need for them in there anymore. I thought they would be the perfect home for my herbs this year! I had already painted them with chalkboard paint so they were ready to be labeled for herbs.


To get the buckets “herb ready”, I drilled four holes in the bottom of each one.


Then, I put a layer of mulch in the bottom of each bucket.


I labeled each bucket with a white paint pen and used zip ties to attach them to the iron door. Hubby helped me stake the iron door into the ground.



I planted a herb in each bucket.

I still have room for a “dill” bucket. They were all out of it when I went to buy the herbs.


I think the galvanized buckets against the black iron door look so great together. The green herbs make it even prettier.

This was an easy herb garden to put together. It adds a lot of character to our garden and the herbs will be easy to get to. I am so excited for the tomatoes to start growing and to have my first, home-grown basil and tomato salad of the year!

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Lindsay is mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at My Creative Ways. She loves to be creative in her day, her home and with her kids. She is obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate her home, create a fabulous craft or activity with her kids is a passion of hers. She is new to the blogging world and is having a lot of fun sharing her projects and ideas. She loves to read comments from readers who have found inspiration from visiting her site. Come by and check out what she is creating today!

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