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!
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  • Day­dream in Color

    Such a cute idea!

  • 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!

  • 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?