Upcycle Old Window Screens into an Herb Garden


Tired of the same-old, same-old home cooked meals? Herbs can add a dash of flavor to your favorite recipes—and growing your own herbs is helpful when it’s hard to get to the store regularly.

At Frost King, we love this quick DIY solution to ensure you’ll always have the fresh herbs you need on hand. All you need is a pair of old wooden-frame window screens, some scrap wood to use for braces, a set of hinges, a few lightweight potted herb plants, heavy duty wire, and about an hour of your time to create a hanging herb garden.

  1. The first step is to build the structure—you’re essentially building an A-frame sandwich board, like the ones that sit on the sidewalk outside many shops. Line up the two screens and attache them together with a hinge at the top.

  2. To make the frame stable, open the screens to the width you want, and brace it open by screwing in a piece of wood midway down each of the frames; repeat on the other side.

Attach pots to the screening with heavy duty wire. Set it out in your garden, water, and get ready for your herb harvest

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