Fresh herbs are not only a delicious addition to have around, they’re also a gorgeous element to add greenery and life to your space.
This herb garden DIY lets you grow multiple different plants vertically – in a colorful and whimsical way.
Whether you’re just growing mint to muddle your mojito or you need a full suite of fresh greens for summer cooking, this tipsy herb garden is an adorable little addition.
It’s a perfect way to make use of vertical space in small areas like a balcony or kitchen end cap. Customize it with your fave colors and greens.
As always, you can customize this DIY via picking some paint colors to coordinate with your space.
Opt for a variety of solid colors, some fun hand-painted patterns, or even leave them unpainted for a more earthy and organic feel.
You can opt for smaller pots and adjust the measurements if you need a smaller or tabletop version of this herb garden.
Another great herb garden option is to display one big pot via this MIDCENTURY MODERN PLANT STAND and plant 3-4 herbs in the same pot.
Let’s get started with the how-to, but don’t forget to pin this post for later.
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- 10″ Terra cotta pot
- 4X — 6″ Terra cotta pots
- 24″ Threaded metal Rod — 5/16″
- 6X — 5/16″ Washers
- 6X — 5/16″ Nuts
- 5 Herb Plants
- Potting mix & filler rocks
- Acrylic Paint – 2-5 colors
- Saucer — for bottom pot
- Gorilla Glue / Metal Glue
- Optional – cement for bottom of pot
paint all the pots
I used acrylic craft paint and gave each pot about 3 coats.
If you want to leave the top of the pot unpainted as shown, use some frog tape or painter’s tape to get a clean line.
prep your planter’s base pot
Glue a nut and washer together using gorilla glue or any type of metal glue. Let dry.
The washer part of this glued together piece is going to sit under the big bottom pot with the nut coming through the hole at the bottom of the pot.
Lay your washer / nut combo down first, stack the pot over it and screw the metal rod into the nut
Add a washer and another nut and cinch down tightly.
Check the image above to see what the bottom of the pot looks like. Make sure to let you glue fully dry before you move on to the next step.
PRO TIP: if you really want to secure the rod, you can put some cement at the bottom. I just used some rocks and filled the bottom about 1/3 full before step 03.
assemble your planter
Fill the bottom pot up with dirt, almost to the top.
Add another nut and then a washer to the threaded rod. Slide / twist these down the rod so that they sit just above the dirt in the big pot.
Slide one of the smaller (6.5 inch) pots down the metal rod and nestle it into the dirt at an angle. Use your filler rocks to secure the pot in place – adding more dirt and adjusting the nut & washer if needed.
Plant an herb plant in the larger pot and another one in the smaller pot you just added to the rod.
Repeat this process for each of the smaller pots — nut, washer, pot at an angle, secure, plant — alternating the angle of the smaller pots as you go.
water & fertilize as needed
Don’t forget to pin this post for later!
What do you think — Did you give this DIY a try? Are you adding this tipsy herb garden to your kitchen or patio? leave a comment below, or use #neverskipbrunch
This is sooo cute! Will definitely be saving this tutorial for a few months from now when I move into my “real adult” apartment! Thanks for the post!
I have to try this! So adorable!
This is so cute! I love the bright colors you used on the pots.
Hello! Love this! Do we could make this without the upper pots?
OMG! How embarrassing! I meant to say: Do you think we could make this without the nuts/washers in the upper pots?
You might be able to nestle the pots into the dirt of the pot below it, but I found the washers were important so I could get a little separation between the pots for the plants to fit and keep the pots super secure.
If you try it, let me know how it goes!!
I saw a similar idea on another gardening blog and I really wanted to have a go but there was no tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it!