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33 Inspiring DIY Trellis Ideas For Growing Climbing Plants

DIY trellis is a great way to save your garden space that supports climbing flowers, vegetables and fruits plants to grow vertically and increase your yield per square feet. Apart from this it also help in protecting plants from plants  pests. Building trellis is not so difficult; you can make your own diy trellis by using copper, bamboo, wooden poles and sticks, lumber, wire mesh, etc.

You can choose from a wide range of ideas for building a trellis in your backyard. All you need to do is choose the plans that work for you, and then you need to follow the instructions. Here are 33 plans that we have found for you on how to build a trellis for your garden.

33 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas With Tutorials

1- Simple Backyard Cedar Trellis

For building this diy trellis by removeandreplace

  • Get some cedar slabs and join them to form a robust frame structure.
  • After that, make sure the wooden lattice that you have formed fix in this structure properly, otherwise you will have to spend time cutting it.
  • Dug 4 inch in the ground (backyard) so that you can place the trellis and secure it.
Simple backyard Cedar trellis
Image via: removeandreplace

2- Twine and Twig Trellis

When learning how to make a trellis like this one by chickenscratchny, one idea is to start with a simple project, such as a twine and twig trellis. While it does require a bit of work, using materials that are easy to find and manage is a good start. The supplies include your twine and twigs, two T-posts, outdoor zip ties, pruning scissors and a handsaw. You’re going to attach the twine and twigs to the T-posts, as this creates a sturdy place for your trellis to hang.

Twine and Twig Trellis
Image via: chickenscratchny

3- Pea Trellis

Consider a pea trellis if you’re looking for an easy DIY garden trellis like this one by gardentherapy to work on with kids. The supplies include bamboo poles and garden twine, which is simple enough for the whole family. You’re going to attach the garden twine to the bamboo poles, but do so vertically so the pea plants can grow. Once you’re finished, gently tuck the tendrils of the pea plants onto the twine. This project is a great way to teach your children about gardening.

DIY garden trellis
Image via: gardentherapy.ca

4- PVC Garden Trellis

With these DIY garden trellis plans, you’re going to learn how to build a PVC garden trellis by instructables. Of course, the materials include PVC pipe, PVC 90 degree elbow, PVC 3-way elbow and PVC tee. You’re also going to need natural fiber twine for this project. The PVC pieces are used to construct the frame of your garden trellis, and the natural fiber twine is used to create the spaces for your garden to grow. Building a PVC garden trellis is an easy, affordable project for your garden.

PVC Garden Trellis
Image via: instructables

5- Wall Fixed Trellis

Firstly, have a sketch ready in front of you before building this diy garden trellis, so that you can easily go about it. Then, build a wooden lattice and following that a wooden frame. They both should complement each other while joining them together. Give it finishing touch by putting up the cap rail. With help of the nails, attach the frame to the wall. You can spray paint if you want to hide the cedar color.

Wall fixed trellis
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6- DIY Trellis From Bike Rim

Did you ever think of doing such a diy plan like this one by goodshomedesign? Here are brief instructions for building garden trellis from bike rim.

  • Attach the two rims by joining the center from metal rod.
  • Later, with garden twine, draw lines in both the rims so that it forms a support structure. You can place desired plants at the base of the wire.
Trellis from bike rim
Image via: goodshomedesign

7- Wire Wall Trellis

Are you planning to build a grape vine trellis like this one by salvagedliving against a solid structure? Consider a wire wall trellis for your vines. One idea is to build it on the exterior of your home, right above the garden next to your house. This DIY trellis is a fun alternative to the usual shrubs you may plant in this area.

Once you create and mark your design, you can build the trellis using cable wire. The other supplies include masonry drill bit and anchors, a drill, eye screws, hammer and wire clamps and cutters. In addition to grape vines, you can also plant cross-vine, trumpet vine, moonflower and coral honey suckle.

 build a grape vine trellis
Image via: salvagedliving

8- Squash And Melon Trellis

This is beautiful garden trellis ideas by onecreativemommy for growing melon and squash – within this structure, make lattice with nylon garden trellis mesh. You have your diy trellis ready to be used; it works well for planting peas.

Squash and melon trellis
Image via: onecreativemommy

9- DIY Garden Trellis You Can Build On A Weekend 

Go step by step for this amazing bean trellis idea by thisoldhouse

  • Size the frame and mark the cleft so that you can easily cut.
  • After you have smoothened the structure, assemble the horizontal frame.
  • Attach the lattice to the frame and attach the caps.
  • Make three of the same kind and place them side by side on the wall so give an aesthetic look.
Weekend trellis plan
Image via: thisoldhouse

10- Super Cheap Trellis Idea

If you wonder how to make a trellis like this one by sybilalfano, here is a simple yet effective type of a solution for you. You can now keep your plants the way you want, and that even without requiring any space, as such. Get some wooden stakes and look for nails with wooden ends.

You need to form diamond frames with that, and one the base of each, attach pencils for support. The dull wood trellis does not appeal much, so spray paint it, and it is ready to be used in some pot, or attach in to the roof.

Super cheap trellis
Image via: sybilalfano

11- Sophisticated And Elegant Patio Trellis

This diy patio trellis like this one by blueroofcabin can be made on the front side of the house, because it exhibits great aesthetic appeal. You need to make a wire lattice within the lumber structure and fix it in space that you have in your garden space. It can be an old door or wall, as per your wish. Make sure you dig in 3 inches and then fix the frame in the soil. It can be ideal cucumber trellis too.

Patio Trellis
Image via: blueroofcabin

12- DIY Flower Trellis From Treated Lumber

You can follow the structure for growing flowering vines which has various sizes of frame, made from treated lumber. Once you have the basic frame, you can attach the netting along with it and form the perfect garden trellis like this one by lowes. Attach all the frames together and you have the desired type of garden trellis. By lowes

Flower Trellis
Image via: lowes

13- Crib Wall Trellis Idea

Take the crib wall and paint it whatever color you like – once done, attach spacers at the back of it, so that it can easily be placed with the wall. See the detail by domainmarket.

Crib wall Trellis
Image via: domainmarket

14- Pea And Cucumber Trellis Ideas

With cattle panel’s electric fence stakes and twist ties, you can have a lovely garden trellis in your backyard. It won’t cost you at all, other than time and patience. Other than the lattice making, you need to make sure you tie twist ties to the stakes and panels (joining part).

Pea and cucumber trellis ideas

15- Sculpture Look DIY Trellis

With help of aluminum cage, and overall cone with frame, you can have diy trellis made with a mask attached at the top.

Sculpture look trellis

16- DIY Tomato  Trellis

Just make a conventional plant trellis like this one by gardentherapy, this one needs to have lattice fixed in steel structure. This one works best for securing the growth of tomatoes. You may also like to see our other article diy tomato cages.

Tomato trellis
Image via: gardentherapy.ca

17- Privacy Garden Trellis

Are you looking to create more privacy in your garden? You may enjoy these privacy garden trellis idea like this one by thisoldhouse. The materials for this trellis include cedar pieces, pressure treated pieces, casters and carriage bolts. You see, the idea is to create enough space for your plants to grow upwards, which also blocks other people from peeking into your garden.

Privacy Garden Trellis
Image via: thisoldhouse

18- Multipurpose Clothesline Garden Trellis

If you’re planning to grow different types of plants or produce, you need a multipurpose clothesline garden trellis like this one by motherearthnews. In addition to clothesline, the materials also include post, lintel and cross beams. You also need supplies such as self-drilling timber screws, screw eyes, a cordless drill and gravel. This project is going to take a lot of work, but you’re going to have an amazing vertical trellis for different plants when you’re finished.

Multipurpose Clothesline Garden Trellis
Image via: motherearthnews

19- Farm Tool Garden Trellis

Whether you need cucumber trellis DIY plans, or you’re looking for a green bean trellis, these farm tool garden trellis plans by sadieseasongoods are perfect for your harvest. The trellis is built with a tall garden spade, fork and shovel, with several pieces of wood trim attached to the back as lattice. You can use wood glue and jute twine to connect the pieces. Stick the longer, center piece into the ground, and you have a garden trellis made with your farm tools.

Farm Tool Garden Trellis
Image via: sadieseasongoods.com

20- Tee-Pee Trellis

You’re not only going to learn how to build a tee-pee trellis like this one by thecouponproject with these plans, but you’re going to build this trellis without breaking the bank. All you need are three pieces of bamboo per each trellis, heavy-duty twine and a pair of scissors.

The best part is you can find your bamboo at just a little over $1 per stake. You’re going to arrange the bamboo stakes in a triangle, and use the twine to attach them and create your spaces. Place the completed trellis into the planter or ground.

Tee-Pee Trellis
Image via: thecouponproject

21- Fence Garden Trellis

Now, the fence garden trellis by thehandymansdaughter is a little different from other trellis projects. Instead of tucking posts or bamboo into the ground, you’re going to attach this trellis to your wooden privacy fence. You’re going to build the trellis using fence pickets or cedar boards. The tools include a table saw, saw for crosscuts and an optional nail gun.

You can change the shade of your trellis with outdoor wood stain. Not only are you creating a trellis for your plants and flowers, but you’re adding some beauty to your plain fence.

Fence Garden Trellis
Image via: thehandymansdaughter

22- Rustic Trellis

With these plans, you’re going to build a rustic grape vine trellis like this one by coffeeforroses out of branches of various sizes. You’re going to cut the branches into your preferred sizes, with the two longer branches acting as the posts. Then, you’re going to attach the smaller branches horizontally onto posts with thin screws, and you can use garland and wire for decorative and hanging purposes. Your trellis is not only great for your annual vines, but it also fits your rustic, farmhouse or country decor. You may also like to see our other article hanging herb garden ideas.

build a rustic grape vine trellis
Image via: coffeeforroses

23- Simple Tomato Trellis

You can make a simple tomato trellis like this one by offaithfiber.blogspot using a trellis sheet and PVC pipes. The PVC pipes are strong enough to withstand rain and wind, so they make a great frame for your trellis. The trellis sheet comes in a diagonal crisscross pattern for your garden, and you can screw it onto your PVC frame.

As for your aesthetic, consider a white trellis on a white frame, as it goes with any interior. In addition to tomatoes, you can also grow your peas, beans, cucumbers and ornamental squash.

Simple Tomato Trellis
Image via: offaithfiber.blogspot

24– Pea Arch Trellis

If you’re looking to build a DIY trellis for growing climbing peas like this one by getbusygardening, consider this pea arch trellis. Your materials include, but are not limited to, conduit pipes, conduit pipe elbows, screw couplings and chicken wire.

You’re also going to need supplies such as a metal pipe cutter, cable or wire twist ties and work gloves. The arch frame is made of the conduit pipes and pipe elbows, with the chicken wire attached to the top of the frame.

Pea Arch Trellis
Image via: getbusygardening

25- Kee Klamp Trellis

When learning how to make a trellis like this one by moderninmn.blogspot, it never hurts to explore different types of materials for your project. One idea is to build a Kee Klamp trellis, which is made of lightweight galvanized fence posts, spool of cable and plug-and-play fittings known as Kee Klamps. These materials give you a quick way to build a sturdy trellis for your annual vines, and you don’t even need a huge garden to grow the vines in your trellis.

Kee Klamp Trellis
Image via: moderninmn.blogspot

26- Wood and Conduit Pea Trellis

These plans offer another way to build a pea trellis like this one by bountifulboxes, which is made of two pointed cedar stakes and electrical conduit. You’re also going to need a chop saw, deck screws and string. The cedar pieces act as posts, and the electrical conduit is used as the top and bottom frame. You’re going to create several rows by tying the string in a zigzag pattern from top to bottom, but make sure the spaces are wide so your peas have somewhere to climb.

DIY Tomato Trellis
Image via: bountifulboxes

27- DIY Tomato Trellis

Are you planning to build a tomato trellis in your backyard like this one by motherearthnews? You can build your DIY tomato trellis out of hardwood stakes, reo mesh, L-brackets, cable ties and timber screws. Once it’s assembled, you should see multiple square spaces to encourage your tomato plants to grow vertically. It takes a bit of skill and hard work to build your tomato trellis, but you’ll have a sturdy place to grow your delicious tomatoes.

DIY Tomato Trellis
Image via: motherearthnews

28- PVC Trellis

Here is another PVC trellis by instructables that is affordable, sturdy and easy to build. You want to use PVC electrical conduit, pressure treated board, para cord, string or light cord, hose clamps and wood screws. You’re also going to need a carpenter’s square, power drill, power auger bit, hand or power saw and wrench or nut driver.

The base is made with the board and the arch is made with the PVC electrical conduit. Use the string to create evenly spaced areas for the plants to grow vertically. Instead of a garden, you can set one or two planters on the wood base to grow into the trellis. You may also like to see our other article diy tower garden ideas.

PVC Trellis
Image via: instructables

29- Strawbee Mood Light Trellis

A strawbee mood light trellis like this one by instructables is great for both aesthetic and gardening purposes. For this project, your materials include strawbee and straws, addressable RGB LEDs, 4 mm clear acrylic plastic, enameled copper wire, solder and a compatible micro controller and USB cable. You also need tools such as pliers, scissors, a hot glue gun and soldering iron.

Your trellis is designed in a fun geometrical pattern, with LEDs that light up your garden after the sun goes down. If you’re looking for a DIY trellis that stands out from the crowd, consider the strawbee mood light trellis.

Strawbee Mood Light Trellis
Image via: instructables

30- Simple Garden Trellis

If you’re looking for simple garden trellis ideas like this one by ourheritageofhealth, look no further than these easy-to-follow plans. You can build your trellis using garden stakes and twine, and if applicable, an old clothesline frame is a good area to build your trellis. The frame is sturdy enough for your plants, and the hooks at the top of the frame are perfect for your twine.

A fence is a good alternative if you don’t have an old clothesline frame. It may be a good idea to place a stake between two plants, so there’s enough room for your plants to grow, and you don’t have to use too many stakes. You’re going to tie the twine between the stakes and the top of the frame to create the spaces for your plants.

Simple Garden Trellis
Image via: ourheritageofhealth

31- Copper Garden Trellis Idea

You must be thinking how to build a trellis with copper like this one by familyhandyman? Well, here is a quick guide for your knowledge, it is simple yet requires patience:

To buils this diy trellis:

1: Cut the thick (medium sized) copper tubes

2: Use hammer to flatten the ends of the copper rods

3: Use jigs so that you can keep the copper rods aligned, as it will form the basic structure.

4: Your trellis is ready to be installed in the backyard.

Copper garden trellis
Image via: familyhandyman

32- DIY Pot Trellis

In a pot, add the structure of branches for support of the plants and tie it from the top. You can enjoy a lovely plant show than. For detail see this diy tutorial by thisoldhouse.

branch trellis in pot
Image via: thisoldhouse

33- Wooden Maze

This one is an intricate type of diy trellis by runnerduck, as it involves attaching various shapes of wooden frames together, to form a door type structure.

wooden maze
Image via: runnerduck

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the sky is the limit when building your own garden trellis. You can build the trellis from scratch, use certain structures as the frame or build it against a wall. All you need to do is ensure your materials are strong enough to keep your trellis standing.

Once you learn how to build a trellis, you can start planting your vertical garden of produce, vines and plants. Now there is one tip you need to keep in mind with any vertical garden, and that’s how to train your plants to grow up the trellis. For most plants, you’re going to find the tips once they grow a little taller. Then, you’re going to gently tuck the tendrils or vines onto the string, twine, wire or whatever you’re using to create your spaces. This is an important step because you’re encouraging your plants to grow upwards into the trellis.

Remember, when handling materials such as chicken wire, it’s best to wear work gloves to protect your hands. If your child is helping you build the trellis, you may want to let them handle tasks such as tying the strings or planting the seeds. Of course, this depends on how experienced your child is with gardening and yard work.

It’s not difficult to build a DIY trellis in your own backyard. In fact, building a trellis can be a fun weekend project. The best part is watching your garden grow into your trellis. When you take the time to research the different plans, you are sure to build a trellis that’s just right for your garden.

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  1. “Nails with wooden ends”?!

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