We often flirt with the idea of growing more plants and adding more greenery to our homes but usually nothing comes of it. What if this time would be different? Often the problem is the lack of vision and design ideas and the solution we’re offering today is a very simple one: a ladder planter.
It would be a sort of casual-looking and versatile vertical planter, one that has a ladder-like structure with multiple levels to grow plants on. As you’ll be able to see in the examples below, it doesn’t take much to add something like this to your home.
You can either craft or buy the ladder planter and we have a bunch of suggestions for either option. If you’d like to build something from scratch, start by checking out this lovely tutorial from ana-white. It explains the whole process in detail and it makes everything seem easy because it actually is quite simple. This is a really nice project idea for a beginner so don’t worry if you don’t have experience building anything similar.
Building such a planter is very much like building a ladder. In fact, this particular design is especially versatile. It features a series of rods on multiple levels that you can hang planters from to create a full and beautiful herb garden. This lets you incorporate your own existing pots and plants into the design which you can hang with simple S hooks. Check out the plans and details on cappersfarmer.
Speaking of versatile designs, here’s a very stylish ladder shelf that you could build from scratch. You can add it to a variety of spaces such as the living room, bedroom, home office or potentially even the kitchen if you’d like to grow fresh herbs indoors. It has four shelves in total which get gradually smaller towards the top. You can find a detailed tutorial on makingitinthemountains which explains the whole project.
There’s one idea regarding this sort of project which might have already crossed your mind: repurposing an actual ladder. It makes perfect sense and it’s a nice way to simplify your work and get a head start with the design and structure and everything else. So if you already have an old ladder, this would be a great opportunity to use it and to transform it into a beautiful planter. Check out instructables to find out more about the transformation.
A simple ladder planter like this one can also be something that you can add to your patio, garden or backyard. It doesn’t have to be slender or tall and it can be custom-designed to fit in a particular space. You can build it out of wood and other materials can also be considered in case you prefer a specific look or style. If you’d like to see how this ladder planter was made, check out instructables for the full tutorial.
If you want a small ladder planter, something that you can fit in the corner of a room or that you can casually move around the house or outside without a lot of effort, something like this might be just right. This cute ladder planter lets you have four medium-sized pots arranged on three shelves and can be customized to accommodate other ways of organizing the plants as well. It’s made of wood and has a simple design which suits all styles. Check out shanty-2-chic for more details.
Depending on where you plan on putting your new ladder planter or how many plants you want it to accommodate, you can adjust the design and proportions to suit these requirements. A design like the one featured on ourhomemadeeasy is quite versatile and you can add more levels or make the ladder smaller as needed. It’s all made of cedar wood and it’s really a very simple and inexpensive project.
The ladder planter can also be as wide as you want it to be. For instance, it could cover up an entire wall if you want it to. If you plan on building one for an outdoor area, something bigger would stand out more. With that in mind, we suggest checking out this video tutorial by TheHowtoDad which explains how building something like from scratch is done and gives you a bunch of tips along the way.
Apart from having to make all the cuts and put all the pieces together in order to make a ladder planter that’s sturdy, durable and can last for years, you should also focus a bit on the aesthetics of the project. If you’re building the planter out of wood a nice idea can be to stain it in order to give it a more elegant look. You can also paint it in a bright and cheerful color if you prefer that instead. Check out this tutorial from Menards to find out what materials and tools you’re going to need for that.
There’s also ladder planters that you can buy which can save you a bunch of time and effort. This stand from Rose Home Fashion for example is a great option. It has a nice and simple design, with four shelves of different sizes that you can display your beautiful plants on. It’s also foldable in case you ever want to store it or if you’re growing seasonal plants.
If you’re unsure whether you’ll be growing your plants indoor or outdoor, this ladder plant stand lets you decide later on because it can be used in either of these two settings. It lets you grow a variety of plants inside the five generously-sized containers. The containers are made of plastic and they’re food-safe which means you can safely grow fresh herbs and veggies in them. The whole stand is designed to take up minimal space and to be sleek and sturdy. Check it out on amazon.
In case you’d prefer something smaller and more versatile, check out this lovely Worth Garden ladder planter. It’s compact and has three shelves on different levels that you can keep potted plants on in a way that makes them all visible but doesn’t take up a lot of floor space. You can keep it on the patio, the balcony or casually display it around the house, making sure the plants get enough sunlight.
This beautiful ladder planter has a strong rustic design which gives it a really unique look. It features a simple frame made of wood and a set of metal bins with a weathered look. The imperfections are what make this design unique and what give it authenticity. Check out this product on amazon to find out more about it.
Here’s something a bit different. This plant stand is designed with six different platforms or shelves that you can place potted plants on which are arranged in a symmetrical way. The tiered structure gives each plant plenty of space to grow and develop but at the same time is meant to be space-efficient so you can add it to a variety of different areas. This Benewoter stand is made of wood and is versatile enough to look exquisite in any space or setting.