DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

 Welcome to the May Home Depot Gift Challenge!

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden | Home RemediesI’m so glad you stopped by today, friends! It’s time for another Monthly Home Depot DIY Gift Challenge! Just in case you’re not familiar with the Monthly Gift Challenge, each month one blogger from our group of 13 will choose an item from Home Depot, then we each make a creative gift using that item.  This month it was my turn to choose our item and recipient and I chose the good ole’ trusty 2 x 4. The recipient is a “new home owner”. I tried to think of something useful, but also a bit different than the usual “potted plant” housewarming gift. After racking my brain for a bit, I decided to make my “potted plant” of the edible variety; and came up with this mason jar herb garden. Who doesn’t like fresh herbs? New home-owners don’t usually have the time to start a garden right away, so why not give one as a gift? I like to think of it as the gift that keeps on giving!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

2 wood 2 x 4′s (mine were 8 ft long)

Saw (OR you can have the friendly sales associates at Home Depot cut the wood to your measurements!)

Electric Sander and/or medium grit sandpaper

Electric drill and drill bits

Wood stain in your choice of colors (I used Provincial by Rustoleum)

Rags for applying the stain


Tape Measure


4 seven inch long nails

4 Mason jars (I found mine at Michael’s craft store, already painted, but you could use a clear Mason jar, or paint to your liking)

4 metal braces and screws

Decorative knob (optional, I just thought it jazzed this piece up a bit)


Decorative chalkboard hangars (found at Michael’s but I’ve seen similar ones at Joanne’s, Target, Wal Mart and Hobby Lobby)

Your choice of herbs (4 total) in 2 – 3 inch pots

Potting soil

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Measure and mark your 2 x 4′s , then cut to desired length (mine measured 6 ft.)

Stain your wood

Once dry, attach your 2 x 4′s together using the metal braces, spaced evenly apart (see photo)

Turn the boards over and lay your jars and other decorative items on the wood to get a visual of how things will look/fit

Measure, then mark your item placement 

Pre-drill between the boards where you will be placing your nails (the nails are so thick that hammering them in without pre-drilling may cause the wood to split)

Hammer in the nails (I hammered mine in about 1 1/2 inches)

Wrap twine around the base of the wood (see photo)

Transfer your herbs into the mason jar, filling with extra soil as needed (tip – this is best done when plant soil is dry)

Securely tie a piece of twine around your mason jars, forming a loop in the back from which to hang your jars. Leave enough length to tie a cute bow (optional).

Hang your jars

Personalize, then hang the chalkboards

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden | Home RemediesI love that this piece can be used inside or out, and because it leans vertically, it doesn’t take up much space! 

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden | Home Remedies


DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden | Home Remedies

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