How to Make a Rustic Wheel Herb Garden

Angie Holden
Written by Angie Holden
Updated July 27, 2016
rustic wheel DIY herb garden in pot
Turn a planter and old wheel into a DIY herb garden that holds several different plants. (Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage)

Transform an old wheel and large pot into a plentiful herb garden that holds separate plants.

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Make this rustic wheel herb garden in just minutes and enjoy fresh herbs all season long. We even added on some fun clothespin herb markers that you can make as well. Try this quick and easy DIY project for your garden.

Start by making the clothespin herb markers with a wood burning tool and some wood stain.

bag of clothespins and wood burning tool
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Write the name of each herb on the clothespins with a pencil, then use a wood burning tool to go over the letters. A wood burning tool is actually very easy to use, so do not be intimidated!

It is really like using a pencil that gets very hot. Use caution when using the tool, and practice on some scrap pieces. You will get the hang of it in no time.

clothespins labeled with wood burning tool
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Separate the clothespins and use a wood stain to protect the wood from the outdoor elements. We used some staining cloths, but any stain will work.

Apply your stain, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe away any excess. Allow to dry completely before using in your new herb garden.

wood stained clothespins
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Reassemble the clothespins once dry, and head outdoors to put this rustic wheel herb garden together!

labeled stained wood clothespins
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

To assemble the herb garden itself, you will need a large pot and a rustic metal or wood wheel.

Here we used a vintage wheel from a piece of farm equipment and spray painted it green. The wheel fits great inside of the large pot that we chose.

Painted wheel inside planter with soil
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Fill the pot and spokes of the wheel with dirt, then add in your herbs. 

The wheel will naturally keep your herbs separate and look great in your garden as well.

herbs planted in pot with old tractor wheel
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Clip on your clothespin herb markers to the sides of the wheel, so you can remember where everything is planted.

DIY herb marker clamped on planter
Photo courtesy of Angie Holden/The Country Chic Cottage

Add this rustic wheel herb garden to your home today for a touch of rustic farmhouse decor in your landscape or garden.

You will have fresh herbs anytime you want them — and some great rustic patina in your garden!

Have you grown an herb garden? Tell us your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below!

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