With cooler weather comes a few more colds to fight off which means consuming a lot of soup, and not always homemade. Isn’t it great how easy soup is to quickly heat in a pot for dinner after a long day when kids are crying in starvation and no time make anything? But sorry to my family, too bad I have been super busy, sleep deprived and not able to make homemade anything at this time so canned or from a carton it is! And then I realized I have all these cans to… recycle? Or lets use them in as homemade herb planters for fresh mint, basil, cilantro, oregano and more in the kitchen.
Chase and I love playing in the garden, and making trips to Home Depot is a normal occurrence for us. Our herbs are normally planted outside, but there are a few that I use often such as mint, cilantro, chives, basil and oregano. It is convenient to have them right in arms reach in the kitchen. So off we went to Home Depot to gather some fresh herbs and plant them in our cans to keep in the kitchen.
How to make homemade herb planters from recycled cans:
- Gather your herb plants
- Wash and dry cans
- Flip your can upside down. With a hammer and nail, poke about 4 holes in the bottom for drainage (otherwise your plants may die).
- Paint cans with a sealing enamel to prevent rusting (get around your holes really well). Apply two coats inside and outside and on the bottoms. Let them thoroughly dry in between coats.
- Paint Exterior of the can any color you like! Let dry.
- Plant your herbs and place in a windowsill.