DIY Wall Planters For Healthy Indoor And Outdoor Environments

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

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, “Indoor landscapes lower stress and improve a person’s mood. They can also filter out harmful pollutants, such as carbon dioxide.”

Wall planters function on two levels. First, they provide green decor for your interior living environment. Second, they keep your living spaces healthy.

 Wall Planters

Wall planters are space-efficient, create floor space, and decorate walls. They also make for interesting and eye-catching focal points.

Best Plants For Wall Planters 

If you can’t decide which plants to put in your wall planters, we’ve got your back. The following examples will inspire you to start your indoor herb garden or living wall art project.

What Are the Best Plants for Wall Planters?

Herbs, annuals, perennials, and vegetables can all be used to create living walls. Spring is an excellent time to plant since young plants establish and grow in clusters.

Devil’s Ivy

The Devil's Ivy is an excellent choice for a wall planter

The Devil’s Ivy is an excellent choice for a wall planter, even more so if you have a history of destroying plants. Are you taking a few weeks off? You won’t need to hire a plant sitter, since this plant will take care of itself.

Spider Plant

Spider wall planter

The spider plant was popular in the 1970s, but subsequently fell out of favor, and nobody cared for it. Thankfully, it has returned, and it is one of the easiest plants to care for, and once established, it is quite attractive visually.

Spider Plants generate babies, sometimes known as “plantlets,” which are offshoots of the main plant. The delicate, delicately curved leaves look stunning hanging from a basket. When offshoots are present, the overall effect is considerably more stunning.

Mistletoe Cactus

Mistletoe Cactus

The stems of this lovely cactus are drooping and pale green. In nature, the Mistletoe Cactus attaches itself to other plants via moss and decomposing leaves.

This plant produces blooms and even edible berries with a flavor similar to grapes. Mistletoe Cactus is quite easy to care for, and the stems can reach a maximum height of 20 feet in the wild. It’s an excellent option for wall planters.

String of Pearls

String of Pearls

String of Pearls resemble peas. The plant is a creeping, succulent vine. As is the case with other succulents, it is low maintenance and doesn’t need heavy watering.

It looks wonderful in a wall planter. The vines are pulled to one side which gives the illusion of “spilled” flowers. The trailing stems grow two to three feet.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory plants are cheap to cultivate. Planted from seed, within two months you’ll have a stunning plant.

Favorite Wall Planters For A Healthy Home 

The following wall planter ideas were selected by our team of green thumb experts. Each example offers a nuanced way to hang indoor and outdoor greenery.

Pocket Wall Planter

Wire pocket planter

Here’s a pocket wall planter for succulents and tiny plants. To make them look like the ones at Knowhowshedoesit, you’ll need galvanized steel chicken wire, 28 gauge steel galvanized wire, metal snip pliers, liner for the interior, and 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.

Wall Hanging System 

Green DIY Wall Planter

This wall hanging planter from Lanaredstudio is made of steel mesh. It looks good on a wall or room divider. It’s easy to set up, decorate, and customize. Remember, keep your designs minimal and add only small color splashes.  

Wire Mesh Wall Hangers

Wall hanging planter

This wire mesh design from hellolidy is versatile and easy. You’ll need spray paint to add color, wall anchors, eye hooks, and plant containers. Secure the wire mesh to the wall with hooks and hang a few planters at different heights.

Indoor Herb Garden

Williams-Sonoma Inspired Herb Wall Planter

The hanging herb garden from Marysmaking is made of wood. Its purpose is intended as a kitchen accessory. If you enjoy cooking, this wall hanger will keep fresh herbs for you to use. Make a similar design out of a pallet.

This is an easy project that only requires a few modifications. You’ll need to add pockets, which can be crafted out of wire and liner, plywood, or cardboard.

PVC Hanging Plants

DIY Copper PVC Wall Planter

For an industrial design, use PVC pipes. Check out the examples on Craftbits. The supplies required also include 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. Spray paint the pipes, add the valve, and your plants will be ready to go.

Trellis Wall Planter

wood and leather wall hanging planter

The trellis planter is wall mounted and adaptable for most environments. You could 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. And last, find a way to hang the pots. The leather straps featured on Vintagerevivals are a stylish option.

Triangular Modular Planters

Concrete modular geometic wall planter

Concrete planters are appealing wall displays. The modular planters featured on Apieceofrainbow are perfect. They’re all shaped like equilateral triangles and this allows them to be rearranged into a variety of ways.

To make similar concrete planters use 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.

Vertical Succulent Garden

Vertical suculent garden

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 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. 

Single Wall Planter

Triangle wall planter

Air plants don’t have to come in groups. If you don’t want a gallery wall, then one is enough. The design idea from Themerrythought allows you to display planters. 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.

Clay Pocket Planters

Wall planter white painted brick

Out of air-dry clay is good for making wall planters. You’ll need air dry clay, 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. Cut a piece of paper to cover the exposed clay inside and attach the two pieces. Smooth the edges and let the clay dry. Then paint it.  {designlovefest}.

Hexagon-Shaped Wall Planters

Hexagon wall planter

The hexagon-shaped wall planters described on Lovecreatecelebrate look chic and ideal for modern decors. To build them, 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 hold a glass jar inside. The dimensions can be adapted according to the type of jar you want to use.

Letter-Shaped Planters

Wall mounted succulent letter diy

When working with succulents you have more freedom than with other plants. They’re easy to work with and 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.

Air Plant String Art

Wall hanging string planter art

Air plants are space saving greenery and easier to work with than succulents. You could use them to make air plant string art as shown on Brit.

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. Next, hammer the nails into the board. Starting in a corner, tie the string to one nail and start wrapping it to make a pattern. 

Tiny Wall Planter 

Cedar wall planter

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.

 Stylish Vertical Planter

DIY wall planter for succulents

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 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.

Wood Pallet Wall Planter

White painted pallet planter

Wood pallets are versatile. 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.

Vertical Herb Garden

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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.

Modern Kitchen Garden

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

You can grow your herbs in the exact place that you need them and add them straight from your wall planters to your dinner. Watch this tutorial from Inspiredbycharm to learn how to customize plant pots. The wall hangers are ideal for those who enjoy cooking. The hanging containers provide easy access to herbs and vegetables. 

Tin Can Wall Planters

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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, and it will cost you only a few dollars to complete.

Plywood Wall Planter

Shoe Organizer 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.

Wooden Bead Wall Planter

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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.

DIY Ammo Containers 

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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 sleek and stylish addition to your garden without attracting too much attention.

Recycled Soda Bottle Planters

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

If you’re looking for new and inventive ways to minimize waste, you’ll like this project from The Dirt. It takes your used plastic soda bottles and transforms them into a modern way to display small plants. They would make a fantastic addition to an urban garden and they take up minimal space.

You’ll  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.

Brass Ring Hanging Planter

Shoe Organizer Wall 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 in a room. Once you’ve created the hangers, try different plant pots to see which looks best. You can even use them to display faux succulents if you don’t like having to look after the real thing.

Related: Top 44 Cool DIY Planters You Can Make From Scratch Or Recycled Materials

Shoe Organizer 

Shoe Organizer Wall Planter

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. For this wall hanger, add a sturdy pole overhead to hang the plants and organizer.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Do You Water Wall Plants?

In comparison to conventional gardening, watering a wall planter is a breeze. Even so, the guidelines for watering remain the same for a wall planter.

Whether you’re using a wood or galvanized metal wall planter that’s indoors or outside, always water plants from the base. Watering from the bottom prevents fungus growth and mildew formation, and minimizes weed growth, as the plant receives the majority of the water.

What Is A Major Concern With Wall Planters?

Wall planters contain dirt. When placed against a wall without a barrier, moisture will cause home. New building methods require waterproof walls to safeguard against such damage. Mildew is also a concern.

How Do Wall Planters Play A Role In Horticulture Therapy?

Horticultural therapy strengthens physical and mental well-being. For example, with proper care, sick plants will become healthy. Those who take care of plants are more aware of their environment. The therapy includes recreational and educational activities designed for therapeutic purposes.

What Can I Put In A Wire Basket To Protect My Plant?

Polythene sheeting is used to line indoor wire baskets. However, waterlogging may be a problem. The most effective protection method would be to put your plant in a waterproof container bearing the wire basket’s holding wires, chains, or cords. The space between the hanging container should be filled with moist peat. 

For indoor wall hanging plants, you should always use peat-based potting compost. Do not use a soil-based compost.

How To Protect A Lanai Plant Wall?

A fabric row cover is an organic method that safeguards indoor landscapes and lanai greenery against pests.

Wall Planter Conclusion

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 to your home.

Whether growing herbs, vegetables, or other plants, they’ll look fantastic in their new home when you make one of these DIY wall planters at home today.