But, I needed to spice our patio up a bit. Our yard/patio area is horrendous. I might gather enough courage to show you guys sometime, but for now, I'll spare you!
So, I decided to plant spices instead of flowers this year (with the hope that they'll live through a Texas summer!). I snatched up some basil, cilantro, and rosemary and then went on the hunt for some planters.
I didn't find any. Okay. I'm cheap and I didn't want to pay for the cute ones! I found some old tins at the thrift store for $.25 each. I figured I could spare seventy-five cents. I also knew that I had the rest of the supplies I would need to make a planter at home.
Here's what they looked like:
I used some extra spray paint that I had laying around and gave them three thin coats. After letting everything dry well, I used mod podge to glue and seal a little number that I cut out of scrap paper onto each planter. After that dried, I sprayed each one with another coat of sealer. Since they were going to be outside, I want them to be extra durable!
Before planting, I made sure that each container had some holes for drainage. I used a drill to make all the holes. You could also use a hammer and nails!
Last, but not least, I planted my spices!
Here's the finished result! Excuse my lack of different angles (my camera died on me!):
Super easy! Plus, they add just the right "spice" to our patio!
I'm linking up @Tatertots and Jello