Recycled crate planter - made by Dani

Who doesn't want to eat better, fresher food and save money at the same time? See how Dani transformed some unused crates into her very own herb and vegetable garden.

Tools and materials

Wooden crates



Potting mix




1. Find some wooden crates to recycle. Once you have them, give them a proper sand to remove any splintery bits.

2. Check out your local Bunnings store to pick up all the materials you’ll need. If you get stuck, speak to our expert team for handy tips.

3. Measure out and line your wooden crates with weedmat.

crates with weed matting inside

4. Fill your crates with potting mix.

crates filled with soil

5. Plant your chosen herbs and vegetables, stabilising with stakes where needed. Ask one of our Garden Experts when you’re in-store for what is best to plant at what time of the year.

crates with herbs and vegetables planted in them

6. Water and fertilise as necessary, and watch your garden grow!

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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