Hi everybody. Thanks for visiting. Today we are going to try something a little different. Let's make a hanging herb garden.
Equipment and Supplies
Thin plywood cut into a 15" circle
a large gourd bottom
Proxxon mini jig saw
Proxxon OZI/E delta sander
Chain, cord or rope
5 jelly jars
I chose the gourd bottom because I liked the roundness of it. I drew a line around the gourd then cut it using the Proxxon mini jigsaw. If you chose to use the thin plywood then simply draw a 12-15" diameter circle and cut it out. You could use the Proxxon mini scroll saw for that if you prefer.
When I got them to my liking I drew circles with a pencil around the circle template then proceeded to cut them out using the Proxxon mini jigsaw. (If you are using plywood you could cut them out on the Proxxon mini scroll saw.)
Make sure the jelly jars fit into the holes. Holes can be enlarged slightly using the Proxxon OZI/E delta sander. The rim on the jars will keep them from sliding through.
Next I drilled 3 holes in the gourd piece so that I could thread 3 cords through, then tied them underneath.
Old Ivy, Villa Green, and Spring White.
The last thing I did was to braid my cords incorporating the key ring so it will hang from a hook probably near my kitchen window. I added dirt and some seeds. I am hoping for some serious herbs.
I put some sprigs of my herbs in the holes so you can have an idea of what it might look like. I really like it and hope it will be productive.
I enjoyed this project. I hope you did too. Please leave me a comment let me know what I can do better or what kind of project you might like to see next time. Again, thanks for visiting. Thank you Proxxon for the great tools, and Plaid for the great paints. Carol