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Create your own DIY vertical planter to brighten up your garden

Nancy Amon _ homify Avatar Nancy Amon _ homify


  • Wooden planks
  • Screws and screw driver
  • Circular saw
  • Wire netting
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Scissors


Vertical planters are lovely, and stand out from regular pot plants. In this DIY project, we will show you how to do this for your own place by only using some wooden planks, wire, screws and a few other items listed in our materials. This DIY project is fun and creative and it will set your planter apart from regular ones available at nurseries. Ready? Let's get started!

5 hoursDifficultyMedium

Step 1: Design structure

Your design is versatile and you can create your planter based on how many boxes you’ll use as well as how deep and wide it’ll be. You can choose up to 4 metres in length, which provides adequate space for your plants, but shorter than 4 metres will work just as well. Also, remember to take into account the weight of the boxes once filled with soil and water. You want to build your structure sturdy.

Step 2: Cutting the wood

In this next step, you need to cut the wood as seen here. We started with 2 pieces of wood at 50cm wide. These will be used for the sides of the flower boxes. It will help to use a square to get a more accurate finish when sawing the pieces.

Step 3: Cutting the base of the boxes

In this next part, we used the circular saw to shape the bases of the boxes we wanted to use for our planters. These wood pieces were cut at about 10cm wide without the use of the squares as done in the previous step.

Step 4: Drill the holes

In this step, we went with drilling the holes in before putting in the actual screws. In this way it prevents the boards from cracking.

Step 5: Screwing in the wooden boards

In this step, we assemble the boxes attaching the boards all the way to the base. You’ll need to leave about 4cm on each end when attaching the boards as this will accommodate the wood size and thickness measured earlier.

Step 6: Attaching the wooden boards with screws

Attach the side pieces with screws. We again chose to use the wooden block for measurement accuracy.

Step 7: Cutting the wire netting

Using a wire net cutter, we went ahead creating a rectangle cutout. The netting and fissure allows for drainage in the planters.

Step 8: Secure the wire with staples

Using a fabric staple gun, secure the wire in place on the inside of the boxes.

Step 9: Use plastic sheet covering

Using plastic sheets, we covered the inside of the flower boxes

Step 10: Create drainage holes in the sheets

Here we added some drainage holes inside the sheets to channel the excess water. This can be done by carefully poking through the sheet using a screwdriver as seen here.

Step 11: Repeat if you want to add more boxes

You can continue this process to add more boxes and create multiple flowering planters. Do you like this project? Amazing stuff!

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