Make Your Own Pop-Top Herb Garden

DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden

Upcycle a tin can into the ultimate gift for greenies—a pop-top herb garden! No gardening skills are required on the recipient’s part. Simply pop the top, add water, and let it grow.

The coolest part of this DIY project is the little trick that you use to keep the pop-top lid intact (spoiler alert: open the can from the bottom and then reseal with a hot glue gun). The printable labels are pretty cool, too:)

DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden


  • Printable tin can label template (download here
  • Tin can
  • Can opener
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Seed
  • Potting soil
DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden


  1. Remove the wrapper from the can.
  2. Cut the bottom of the can with a can opener.
  3. Empty contents into a bowl for later use.
  4. Clean the inside of the can, add the seeds of your choice, then add potting soil.
  5. Take the bottom part of the can that you just cut and put it back into place.
  6. Reattach bottom of tin can with hot-glue gun. Let cool down. Download the template, print, and glue to can.
  7. Drop it in the mail to the delight of your friends & family!
DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden DIY Pop-Top Herb Garden


  • June 26, 2013

    Daydream in Color

    Such a cute idea!

  • June 27, 2013

    Melissa Kojima

    Oh, I love this idea. I’ve sent the ready made kind to friends and family, but your DIY is way more fun! I must try it!

  • June 29, 2013

    Jeanine H

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! Thank you soooo much to the creator that has so graciously shared this tutorial with us! Doesnt get more creative than THIS WOW!
    PS I would like permission to share 1 photo linking back to spurce, on my personal blog?

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