Last week I showed you how I made my butterfly corkboard planter stick. Tonight I’m going to explain part of the reason why I made them and tomorrow night I’ll show you the other reason. It all started with this fabulous Vertical Herb Garden that I found on Pinterest. I chose six different seeds that I wanted in my garden. My choices were spinach, chives, parsley, basil, oregano and cilantro. I only have a picture of the spinach, chives and parsley butterfly corkboard planter sticks because those were the three seeds that could be planted before the last frost.
I then took a canvas shoe organizer that I picked up for 6 dollars at Marshalls and cut the top two rows off. If you look close you can see that the top of the organizer has three holes in the top. The organizer came with the over-the-door-hooks for the holes. I set aside the top portion of the organizer for the project that I’ll share tomorrow night.
The bottom portion of the organizer has twelve pockets and left me without any holes at the top.
The top portion left me with about two inches to work with in order to figure out a way to be able to hang the organizer. I folded the top over and hot glued it down leaving enough room for a dowel to fit between the two portions of the canvas. I then used a hole punch to punch three holes into the canvas.
I then used my hot glue gun to place a washer on each side of the hole. I did more damage to my fingers with the hot glue, but I’m getting used to it at this point.
I placed hanging hooks in the washers, which went through the hole punched holes in the canvas. The purpose of the washers was to reinforce the canvas holes.
Before I filled the pockets I stuck the canvas with a pin throughout each of the pockets to make sure that the water could get through the canvas and drain. My assistant and I then filled the top four pockets with potting soil and planted the seeds.
We hung the canvas planter on the fence next to Riley’s new sandbox that daddy built on one of his rare days off.
As the weather continues to warm up Riley and I will be able to plant the rest of our seeds and wait for the herbs to grow.