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

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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.

When following our advice in our DIY videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member

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