New Year, New Project: Make This Fridge Herb Garden With Recycled Tea Tins

Start the new year off healthy and organized with this adorable tea tin herb garden made for the fridge!

If your New Year's resolution has anything to do with better-organizing your home, eating healthier or even just eating in more often, we've got you covered. This simple project upcycles materials you probably already have at home and manages to keep clutter off of your kitchen counters. Yep, it's basically a miracle project. See how to make your fridge herb garden:

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Learn how to turn empty tea tins into a hanging garden for your fridge.

Once you gather up your tools and materials, you'll have a cute and fragrant indoor herb garden for your fridge in minutes. It really only takes some minor assembling.

So let's review. You're upcycling items you already have. The entire project only takes a few minutes. You won't be taking up any needed counter space. Oh, and you'll have delicious herbs to cook with year round. This project is a must!

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