Use an old pallet to make a vertical herb garden! Cheap, easy and beautiful! Just make sure to find out how the pallet was treated so you're not planting in harmful chemicals! And- u can write the name of the herbs on the wood!
Coffee can planters --cheap idea for planters. Similar to the one where you screw a coffee can to a post to keep your garden trowel and gloves in and then put the plastic lid on to keep them clean and dry