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How To Create a Herb Garden From a Chair

I am lucky because living in the South I can entertain all year round, so I  spend lots of time outside in my back yard. I needed a little herb garden. I wanted to do something unique, so I had this Chair challenge. So now I’ll show you how to create a herb garden from a chair. this little garden will make things easy when I grill. All the supplies for this chair planter I had and the project cost me absolutely nothing.


Materials for an outdoor herb garden!

  • Old chair
  • Paint
  • Wood
  • Plants
  • Stencil


1.Painting the Chair

I removed the seat and sprayed painted the chair. Once the chair was dried, I reattached the seat.


2. Making the Box Garden

  1. I made a herb garden box with the same dimensions of the seat. (To create the box you measure the size of the seat and I used my miter box to cut the pieces of wood.) I glued each end with a strong adhesive and let dry for a few hours.
  2. I then attached the box to the seat with more glue and sprayed painted the wood the same color as the chair.


3. Stenciling

I carefully with chalk made 3 lines on the front of the chair as a guide to stencil the letters. I carefully placed the letter stencil and quickly dab some paint on it. Continued doing this until the words Relax, Garden and Eat appeared. 🙂


4. Adding Plants

Fill the box with potting soil and add the herb plants. Make sure there is enough to make the box look full.



We’ll be back in April with a special Earth Day edition of There for the Making. For now, I hope you’ll pour yourself another cup of coffee and visit the other bloggers participating in our no-spend DIY series. The next blogger in our hop today is My Creative Days. All of these projects prove that we have hidden craft and DIY possibilities waiting in our homes! It is possible to be creative without spending a dime! Special Thanks! to Sarah from Flourish & Knot for designing this fabulous challenge.

DIY Birch Business Card Holder by Minty Green Dream

Chalk Paint Chair Makeover by 2 Bees in a Pod

Sponge-Painted Picture Frame Makeover by Flourish & Knot

DIY Chalkboard Monogram by Personally Andrea

Gemstone Wrap Bracelet by Lifeovereasy

“Hello Sunshine” Wall Art by Two Purple Couches

St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottle Makeover by Green with Decor

DIY Barn Board Mirror – Ikea Hack by Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Organizational Clipboard by DIY Passion

Geometric Planter by Love Create Celebrate

Toilet Paper Roll Turned Plastic Bag Holder by Design Inside the Box

Chair Makeover by Simple Nature Decor

Vintage Toolbox Turned Craft Storage by My Creative Days


  1. Love this makeover! Your outdoor space is gorgeous too!

  2. Your garden chair is so cute. I’d love to have one but with all the Florida humidity, it would rot quickly here.

    1. Carol, mine probably will rot, but its an old chair! I live in the south too.

  3. That’s such a cute project,love the stencilling on the backrest! Makes me excited to get outside in the yard again 🙂

  4. This is so neat, Maria! Great idea for an old chair 🙂

  5. I love herb gardening and am determined to add some herbs to my garden this year. What a lovely addition to your patio!

  6. Oh I just love this! I’ve pinned and shared to my Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook page. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party.

  7. Your chair turned out great. The pictures of your garden made me wish for spring. We still have a ton of snow.

  8. What a great idea! Love how it’s right there for the taking 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  9. Love this! Happy almost spring. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & Shared.

  10. Back again to let you know I’ll be including your garden chair in a round up at tonight’s Funtastic Friday Link Party. Thanks again for sharing!

  11. I love you little garden chair. I’ve been thinking about putting in a lavender garden this year and adding a small herb garden as well. I like that you can pick up the chair and put it in the garage if there’s bad weather good idea!

    (I just wanted to mention that I had a hard time reading this due to all the pop ups that kept coming up. Had to back out a few times as one kept freezing my phone. I don’t know if something can be done about that?)

    1. Sorry for the popups! I went to check it out and i saw a few ads but nothing popped up, you can still read the post with the ads above it. Glad you like the garden chair.

  12. What a clever idea! Your herb garden chair looks terrific. The lettering is the perfect touch.Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my Outdoors Board.

  13. It’s so pretty, lovely colour and lovely stencilling.
    Sadly I can imagine someone trying to pick up the box of plants and move it so they can sit on the chair if it were in our garden (I have a couple of uncles in mind who wouldn’t get the idea of cute and decorative!) I’d have to glue than baby down really well!!

    1. Thanks, thats funny! I know what you mean about uncles. I have one too like that.

  14. What a fun way to repurpose a old chair. It turned out really pretty, and I love the stenciling and color.

    I live in Texas so I’ve already been planting. I have had to cover some of my plants up a few times though. Been some crazy weather.

  15. This is such a cute idea Maria, love it! That chair is so so pretty and having herbs right there is so handy 😉

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