A DIY hanging garden with jarred herbs will look great incorporated into your outdoor decor this summer. It is also the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! You can make this rustic version in just a few minutes then add in your herb plants from your local garden store. Grow your own herbs in this container garden that will be a gorgeous addition to any outdoor patio or deck.
- Distressed Door Knocker Knobs (Or choose from this selection of Decorative Knobs)
- Quart Size Mason Jars (3)
- Mason Jar Handles
- Drill and Drill Bits
- Herb Plants and Dirt
- Rustic Board* (Or paint a board in the color of your choice.)
*We recommend making sure your board is thick enough to accept the length of the bolt on the knobs or you will have to trim the knob bolt using bolt cutters. That way your board can lay flat against the wall you hang it on.
To begin your DIY hanging garden, you will drill holes in your board that will allow for the threaded portion of your knobs. Then add a larger hole on the back to accept the washer and nut (as shown below). These just need to be deep enough to accept the nut.
You can then use pliers to remove the hanger from the portion around the jar lip on one side. This allows you to thread the jar handle through the door knocker portion of the knobs and then use the pliers to reattach the handle to the jar again. Repeat for all three jars. Fill each jar with dirt and the herb plants. You can add rocks to the bottom of each jar if desired to aid with drainage.
Hang your jarred herb garden around your home or give to mom on Mother’s Day. She will love this rustic DIY hanging garden and you will love just how easy it was to make! Get your supplies to make one for you and one for Mom! That way you will both be happy!
If you’re unsure about hanging your herb garden, there are other ways to display it, check out this variation for a mason jar DIY herb garden that can sit on a counter or table.
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