I finally finished making the herb boxes.....ok I actually finished them up last week, but It has rained the last two weekends, which I love, but it makes it impossible to get good shots inside, and I was not able to get outside to get some better pictures, so please forgive the bad lighting and garage shots.
But do you not love how these boxes turned out?
I certainly do! So much in fact, that I am going to make myself a set! I love how the prettiest part of the spoon is no longer buried in the dirt!
They were pretty easy to put together. I still have a stash of pallet wood, and I was lucky to have my handy hubby whip some boxes together pretty quickly and easily. I decided to use rabbit wire on the bottom of the small box's so the herbs can be watered without ruining the wood of the box. I will do that with the next set of large boxes I make as well. The small boxes will fit up to a 5" potted herb, the large box will fit up to three potted herbs, its a bit of a squeeze, but it works.
They went together pretty quickly, I think staining them was the most fun part of the project. I love seeing how the stain makes the pallet wood come to life!
I think I will use a different glue on the next set, the super glue works pretty well, but I think a rubber based glue will allow them to withstand being knocked around a bit more.
See what I mean about the stain really highlighting the unique look of the wood? I love the texture of the wood of the Ebony box in the middle picture below. The stain makes the "flaws" in the wood the most beautiful part of the box!
I like the idea of mixing and matching single herb boxes.
But, I decided to go with a theme on the bigger boxes. I decided to do the most commonly used herbs for roasting chicken, most commonly used herbs in Mexican cooking and the most commonly used herbs in Italian cooking.
Or as I referred to them, the chicken box, the taco box and the lasagna box.
All were dropped off in the OrnaMental booth at "The Basement" in Old Hickory today! I really hope these sell well because they are fun to make!
If you are in the Old Hickory area, stop into this fun shop! Lots of great local artists with a good amount of Antiques mixed in!
Stop in and support your local artists and small businesses owners!
Now....what should I get into next? Hummmmm