25 DIY Wall Planters Teach You How To Greenify Your Home

Indoor planters and gardens are an excellent method that allows us to add some green to our homes. Planters can be displayed in aDIY Wall Planters The big ones usually occupy the floor while the small ones offer more freedom.

DIY Wall Planters

Wall planters are space-efficient, allowing us to free up floor space and to decorate the walls, creating interesting and eye-catching focal points.

Unique DIY Wall Planter Ideas For A Vertical Garden

1. A Pocket Wall Planter

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We’ll start with something small: a pocket wall planter for succulents and tiny plants. To make them look as lovely as shown on Knowhowshedoesit, you’ll need galvanized steel chicken wire, 28 gauge steel galvanized wire, metal snip pliers, liner for the interior, and some succulents. Start by cutting a 10” by 10” square of chicken wire and bend three of the corners inside and fasten them together with steel wire. Fill the pocket with liner and then just plant the succulents inside.

2. A Wall Hanging System for Planters

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It’s easier to buy planters instead of making them and just find a way to hang them on a wall. A nice idea for a wall hanging system for planters is described on Lanaredstudio. It’s made of steel mesh and can be attached to a wall or used as a room divider. It can be decorated and customized in a lot of different ways. The suggestion offered here is to keep the design minimal and only add a touch of color either with paint or colored cord.

3. A Simple Wall Hanging System made from Wire Mesh

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If you want a wall hanging system that’s simple and versatile, check out the design featured on hellolidy. You can make one just as beautiful out of wire mesh. You’ll also need some spray paint so you can give it a nice color, some wall anchors, open eye-hooks, and containers for the plants. Secure the wire mesh to the wall with hooks and then just hang a few planters at different heights.

4. Hanging Herb Garden

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The hanging herb garden design featured on Marysmaking is a little bit different from the two described so far. This one is made of wood and was created as an accessory for the kitchen. The idea is wonderful since always having fresh herbs to cook with is definitely great. You can make something similar out of a pallet. The project would be simple and would only require a few modifications. You’ll have to make pockets but these can be easily crafted out of wire and liner or plywood or cardboard.

5. PVC Piping Hanging Planter

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Industrial designs are usually very easy to do at home. For example, you can build something out of PVC pipes. It could look like the hanging planter we found on Craftbits. The supplies required include PVC piping, metallic copper spray paint, large nails, elbow fittings, crosses, a valve, a hammer, and small plants or seeds as well as some soil. Cut the pipe into pieces and start assembling the whole thing. When you’re happy with the shape, spray paint the pipes, add the valve and the plants.

6. Trellis Wall Planter

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The trellis planter wall can be adapted and customized in a lot of ways. You could even use the idea to decorate an entire building or the facade of your home. But let’s focus on the basics for now. First of all, measure the wall you want to use for this project. Divide the width into three sections. Then cut thin boards into pieces so you can make the diamond pattern. Use tape and temporary nails to secure the lattice to the wall and then add the finishing nails. Then find a way to hang the pots. The leather straps featured on Vintagerevivals are a stylish option.

7. Triangular Modular Planters

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Want something a bit more solid? Then perhaps you’ll like the idea of concrete planters which you can display on the wall. The modular planters featured on Apieceofrainbow are perfect. They’re all shaped like equilateral triangles and this allows them to be rearranged in a variety of ways. To make similar concrete planters you’ll need a concrete mix, cardboard for the molds, a template, glue, and tape. Make the cardboard molds and pour concrete in them. Let it harden and then remove the molds. Sand the planters and paint the edges if you want.

8. Vertical Succulent Garden

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A similar project was featured on 17apart. The vertical succulent garden shown here is pretty easy to make as well. In this particular case, the top of an Ikea Lack table was used but you can use any wood board you can find. You’ll also need paint, a chain, and a sonotube. The sonotube is basically just a large cardboard tube used to make concrete columns. Cut a few small sections of the tube and arrange them on the board. Don’t forget the wire mesh backing. Check out the full tutorial for more detailed information.

9. A Simple Single Wall Planter

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Not everyone wants to fill their home with plants. In some cases, a single wall planter is enough. The design idea offered on Themerrythought allows you to beautifully display as many planters as you want, each in its own beautiful shell. The materials needed for a single planter include three pieces of birch plywood, wood glue, a saw, a drill, nails, and a hammer. Cut a 30-degree angle on one end of each board, measure the piece and then do the same thing for the other end. Cut three of these boards and use them to make a triangular frame. In one of them, cut a hole at the center big enough for a pot to fit in without falling through.

10. Clay Pocket Wall Planters

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Another lovely option is to make pocket wall planters out of air-dry clay. Here’s what you’ll need for this crafty project: air dry clay (any color you want), a rolling pin, canvas, an x-acto knife, a ceramic pin tool, sandpaper, paint, tissue paper, and a small sponge. First, make a template in the shape you want the planter to have (a piece for the back and one for the front. Roll out two balls of clay and cut out the template shapes. Make score marks along the edges that will meet, attach a coil to the scored area and add a little water to the clay. Score the top of the coil too. Cut a piece of paper to cover the exposed clay inside and attach the two pieces together. Smooth the edges and let the clay dry. Then paint it. {found on designlovefest}.

11. Hexagon-Shaped Wall Planters

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The hexagon-shaped wall planters described on Lovecreatecelebrate look really chic and ideal for modern decors. If you want to build them for your own home, you’ll need plywood, wood boards, glass jars, wood stain, wood glue, a nail gun, putty, a saw, a drill, and backing to hang the planters. Make the boxes big enough to comfortably hold a glass jar inside. The dimensions can be adapted according to the type of jar you want to use.

12. Letter-Shaped Planters

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When working with succulents you have more freedom than with other plants. They’re easy to work with and to maintain. You can even put them in letter-shaped planters like the ones on Houseandfig. The project requires letter frames which you can either build yourself or buy. Once you have the frame, take some moss and soak it with water. Then focus on the succulents, carefully separating them into small pieces. Fill the frame with moss and then stick each succulent in, gently pushing the roots in the opening you’ve made.

13. Air Plant String Art

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Air plants are even easier to work with than succulents. You could even use them to make air plant string art as shown on Brit. Here are the materials you’ll need: a wooden board, colored string, small nails, a hammer, scissors, and air plants. Draw a design on the board and mark where the nails will go. Then hammer the nails into the board. Starting in a corner, tie the string to one nail and start wrapping it to make a pattern. Then just stick the plants through the string.

14. A Wall Planter for Small Plants or Herbs

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For small plants or herbs, you can build a wall planter similar to the one on Rogueengineer. The project requires a drill, a saw, cedar boards, screws, and nails. The design is simple. You need a large board for the backside, three for the fronts of the pockets, and six small triangles for their sides. Secure all the pieces together and then you’ll be able to add soil and plants inside. You can use a liner inside the pockets to protect the wood.

15. A Stylish Vertical Planter

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Classical pots can be displayed in a lot of beautiful ways as well. A good example of a stylish vertical planter can be found on Shanty-2-chic. Each pot sits on a different level and they each have their own spot. You can easily build such a hanging system out of some wood boards. You can stain or paint them to give the planter the look you want. Each front panel could have a different color for example.

16. Wood Pallet Wall Planter

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Then there’s also the option of using a pallet. Given the incredible versatility of wood pallets, it’s no wonder they’re excellent for such projects too. You can find a detailed tutorial on Secondchancetodream. The supplies needed include a pallet, paint, clamps, pots, soil, herbs, and screws.

17. Small Space Vertical Herb Garden

This vertical herb garden from Abeautifulmess is ideal for anyone living in a tight space. It’s made from landscape fabric, which is easy to find and creates a minimal design that still offers a unique touch to your home. You’ll create a 2’ by 4’ hanging herb garden, but this project can easily be adjusted to fit whatever size wall you have.

18. Modern Kitchen Garden

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You can grow your herbs in the exact place that you need them and add them straight from your wall planters into your dinner. Try out this tutorial from Inspiredbycharm which you can customize with any pots of your choice to match your home décor. This is the perfect addition to the kitchen of anyone who loves to cook, and they’ll be able to add your freshly grown herbs to your main courses, desserts, or even cocktails. You’ll want to use reasonably small plant pots, so this design isn’t too overpowering in your home.

19. Tin Can Wall Planters

This is such an economical and easy way to add wall planters to your home. and it is also an eco-friendly idea which reuses tin cans that were headed for the trash. You’ll spray paint your cans in any color of your choice to match your home décor or to stand out completely with a pop of color. Cieradesign shares this fun project which you can get started with today, and it will cost you only a few dollars to complete.

20. Plywood Hanging Wall Planter

Deucecitieshenhouse shares these amazing wall planters that will cost very little to make and take you less than three hours to create three of them. All of the dimensions and angles are already listed for you, so you’ll just want to use a carpenter square to make precise angles in your plywood. As the plant pots are so openly displayed, you’ll want to consider spray painting them white or another fun color to match your home. This project will be a modern and stylish addition to any home and could be placed in many different areas of your house.

21. Wooden Bead Hanging Wall Planter

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You’ll love this sophisticated wooden bead hanging wall planter from Notjustahousewife that would look fantastic in any kitchen or bedroom. The wooden hanger offers a sturdy home for your plant pot and will match with almost any home décor. Add a pop of color by painting your plant pot a bright shade to match your room. You’ll stain the wood during the process, so you can match the wood to your surroundings perfectly.

22. Ammunition Can Vertical Garden

Upcycle old ammunition cans with this exciting project from Thehorticult. While they might seem like an unusual choice for sprucing up your garden or home, they are a strong and sturdy holder for your plants. You can create one or two of these vertical gardens, and they are ideal for storing herbs or cacti. They make a really sleek and stylish addition to your garden without attracting too much attention.

23. Recycled Soda Bottle Planters

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If you are always looking for new and inventive ways to minimize waste, you’ll love this project from The Dirt. It takes your used plastic soda bottles and transforms them into a modern way to display your plants. They would make a fantastic addition to an urban garden and they take up minimal space. You’ll just need empty 2-liter plastic bottles, clothesline rope, and washers to create this project. Then you’ll be ready to add your dirt and seedlings, and you can start growing herbs, vegetables, and other plants in no time at all. The great thing about this idea is that you can use as few or as many bottles as you like to fit your wall space.

24. Brass Ring Hanging Planter

If you have a single air plant or succulent that needs a new home, consider this dainty brass ring hanging planter from Abeautifulmess. You can either hang it alone on the wall for a minimalistic look or add it to a collection of plants. Consider creating a collection of three or so of these hangers, which can be hung to transform an empty patch of any room. Once you’ve created these hangers, try out a variety of different plant pots to see which looks best with the design, You can even use them to display faux succulents if you don’t like having to look after the real thing.

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25. Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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Give an old shoe organizer a second life with this vertical garden from Instructables. Each pocket is the perfect size to fit an individual plant or herb pot. There’s very little work to be done to create this organizer, and you’ll just need to add a pole overhead that’s strong enough to hang the plants and organizer from. From there, you can enjoy adding any plants of your choice, including mini tomatoes, mixed leaf salad, and herbs. Add a trough planter to catch drips, and you’ll be good to go.


There are so many fun and creative ways to add new wall planters to your home, many of which can bring life to old objects. Recycling your old bottles, tins, and boxes is a great way to reduce your waste while also adding a new decorative element into your home. Regardless of your space at home, you’ll find an option on this list to fit your needs. Whether you enjoy growing herbs, vegetables, or another type of plant, they’ll look fantastic in their new home when you make one of these DIY wall planters at home today.