Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY Palette Herb Garden

I have wanted an official herb garden for many years. I ran across this pin on Pinterest and really liked it. But a single palette wouldn't work were I wanted to put it. I then saw this pin and I liked it but I didn't want stuff growing out of the palette I wanted pots. So, I came up with my own idea. I really liked the color on the palettes but all of the structure pieces in our yard are white, so I brought my color in with my pots.

To make these palettes you need the following supplies:

paint for the palette
hose clamps
your favorite herbs
herb garden markers
screw gun and screws

To begin decide where you will hang your palettes. I needed something on our garage wall so that is where mine will go.

Pick out your palette.

I had my handy hubby cut it in half for me. I then painted it. When I put it up on the garage wall I didn't like it and it was really heavy. So back to the shop it went and we cut each of them in half.

I potted all my herbs in colored pots I got from Menards. I stuck in my herb garden markers in each pot, coordinating the colors of the pots with the markers. I then laid out my pattern so we knew where to place our hose clamps.

Next screw your hose clamps to the palette in the places you marked.

Close up of the hose clamp attached to the palette.

Once all the hose clamps are attached. Take your palette and attach it to the spot you have chosen. You will need long screws to attach it to your desired location.



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the cape on the corner said...

how fun! i love the vibrant colors you used, and what a great way to have an herb garden!

cheapcraftymama said...

LOVE it- they are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Pin It and Win It! I'm pinning and sharing on FB!

Printabelle said...

Thanks for sharing! Those are so cute and colorful! And another Pinterest conquest! Congrats! I have tons of palette ideas pinned, love them. May I ask where you get your palettes? I'm a little nervous to ask my local stores for them.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thank you so much! I really love my bright colors. Thanks so much for your comment.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thanks for your comment! I found these palettes along the road. I often see them just sitting by the road at businesses in my town. You will look at the road side with different eyes now. :)If you make one, please share yours.

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

This came out fabulous. I wasnt ready to handle this on my own, which was why I went with the canvas shoe planter. I love your colors though. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Linda @ it all started with paint said...


This palette project is amazing! Love that you painted them white and used such amazingly colorful pots for your herbs ...

... and be sure to give a huge "good job" to that handy hubby of yours!



Jonnique said...

Cute blog!!! Newest follower via blog hop. Please follow back!?

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Linda, thanks so much! I really love it and I will make sure to tell my handy hubby thanks! He's a great guy!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thanks Jenny! I loved your shoe planter. Thanks again for visiting and your comment!

Hani@Craftionary said...

This is so amazing! I am sharing this on facebook and pinterest.. :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

... and so happy you shared with us all at our Great Outdoors link party!



Jennie Larsen said...

Your so talented and in today's Saturday Spotlight Talent Show, thank you so much. winks, jen

Jessi W said...

These are just adorable! What a smart idea to use hose clamps to hold the pots up, I love it! I have a brand new link party going on and I’d be thrilled if you would share this over there so everyone can see it :-)


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is a great use for a pallet. It bring such color and function to the space. Thank you so much for linking up to our party. :)

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

ADORABLE! Love love the white against the wall and the bright colors against the white! Your are prettier than the pinspiration ;)

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What a clever idea! This is perfect for me too because I have dogs that like to dig! Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring you in this weeks Tuesday Tutorials Link Party at The Kurtz Corner! Be sure to swing by and grab a featured button!

Eclectically Vintage said...

You and your hubs deserve an Outdoor project award! Love these - the colors are so fun.

Kelly said...

I love the pop of colour against the white. Great idea. Gotta love what a pallet can do.

Christine said...

Such a fabulous idea!!! They look absolutely beautiful on the wall too!!! LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Claiming Our Space said...

It must be the season of clamps! I am in the process of putting together my own hanging garden using fence pieces, clamps and big soup cans. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thank you so much Audra for featuring me!! Bless you! I'm pretty sure this project would keep the dogs away. :)

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

I do love seeing all the color. Palettes are great resources for sure. Have a great night!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Oooh, I want to see that project. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a great night.

Partycraft Secrets said...

What a fun idea - great colours too - pots and pallets!!
Found you via linky, joined your site, off to have a good look around and read some more posts - would love you to come over and visit me too: http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Congrats!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer - From Dream To Reality! Come grab your featured button :)

Printabelle said...

I wanted to let you know that I featured you at my link party: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=3565 If you would like a button for being featured I have one on this page: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724 You and your husband make the most wonderful things! Love them!

Jessi W said...

I featured these today on The Fun In Functional, and I pinned this because it's such a brilliant idea! Feel free to grab a Featured button! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/features-from-the-fun-in-functional-and-the-giveaway-winner/

the classroom creative said...


We hope your palette post inspires many a family to start container gardening!

We featured your post at our summer fun 101 series: gardening round-up.

Hope you have a lovely week!
Nicolette & Karen
editors of The Classroom Creative.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thank you! You have a fun blog. I really liked your super hero costumes. I'm now following you as well!!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thank you Printabelle! My husband and I have had the best time working together and we are getting soooooo much accomplished. Thanks so much for featuring my herb garden. Have a great night.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...


Thanks so much for featuring my Palette Herb garden. I really appreciate it. I'm now following you.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Nicolette & Karen, Thank you so much for featuring my palette herb garden. I really like your site and I added your link to my Summer Learning Activity post. You can find it here is interested. http://www.secondchancetodream.com/2012/05/summer-learning-activities-for-all-ages.html Thanks again.

Marcie said...

These are so cute and creative. Love for you to share them at my linky party!
Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...


Wanted to let you know I joined your party and I'm now following you.

Maria said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! What an awesome way to have a little herb garden! Love how you used the palettes, AWESOME!!!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I love this! I love the pops of color against the white pallet! Thanks fro sharing at Fabulous Friday. I featured you today.


Marcie said...

I just shared this cute garden on my facebook. Would love for you to come like my FB page!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thanks so much for your comment Maria! I sure do love looking at them on my garage!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...


Somehow I missed your comment coming in. Thank you so much for featuring me! I really appreciate it and I really enjoy your link party. Have a great day.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...


Thank you soooo much! I truly appreciate it. I did like your FB page. Have a great day!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Hi Barb: your pallet planters are super cute and I have this linked to my planters post as well today - have a super day!

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