A DIY wall planter is the ideal way to grow fresh food in a small space. These types of wall mounted planters also allow you to plant and grow flowers indoors or outdoors so you can enjoy living color year around.
DIY wall planters can be created from a variety of material to match any style, and they’re a great project for the DIY’er that enjoys recycling too. Check out these cool vertical wall planters and get started creating your own vertical garden this weekend.
Indoor Wall Planter Ideas
1- Vertical Shelf Planter
This unique wall planter idea creates space to set potted plants on, suspend a hanging planter and provides a built-in planter for growing whatever type of plants you want.
Easy to build from leftover lumber and easy to customize to fit your wall space and planting needs. The detailed plans for this DIY project are in PDF format and can be quickly downloaded and printed for easy reference while building.
Use this DIY wall planter indoors or outdoors and paint or stain the wood to match any decor. The way this planter is designed will make it easy to grow multiple plants in one small vertical space. Ideal for a small home herb garden for people living in an apartment.
2- Living Wall Planters
This living wall planter idea makes the plants look like they are growing right out of the exterior wall of a home. The DIY wall planters are attached to sturdy wire that have all been spray painted the same color of the house exterior. This easy and inexpensive planter idea can be created in 30 minutes.
3- Fabricate a Rustic DIY Wall Planter
Some old barn wood and pieces of recycled leather can be recycled into a rustic diy wall planter.
Unique and attractive, this vertical wall planter is the perfect way to grow a variety of herbs in a small space.
4- Terra Cotta Vertical Planter
If you love the look of terra cotta planters, use this unique idea to create a DIY wall planter for three terra cotta pots.
The small clay planters are attached to a DIY wood-slatted backboard then attached to an indoor or outdoor vertical space. The terra cotta pots can be filled will soil and used to grow small plants or fill the pots with water and use the vertical planter to display live cut flowers.
Plant a vine, like pothos or a trailing succulent like Burro’s tail in the planters for a dramatic effect. This YouTube video provides detailed instructions for building this attractive wall planter.
5- Create Wooden DIY Wall Planter
Use this DIY design idea to create vertical growing shelves that can hold potted plants and other treasures. Recycle wooded pallets or leftover lumber to create these growing shelves that will look nice in any sunny room of your home.
6- Plant Some Succulents In A DIY Wall Planter
This design creates a high-end, living focal point in any room of your home. The succulents are easy care plants, requiring very little sunlight or moisture to thrive. Get the tutorial at: shanty-2-chic.com
7- Build a Focal Wall Planter
Build a focal wall that hold several planters with this DIY wall planter. Planters that go from floor to ceiling enable you to have a DIY vertical garden that produces plenty of fresh food and creates a living focal point in any room of your home.
8- Devise Floating DIY Wall Planters
Transform a barren wall into a sea of floating vertical planters with this idea. A few terra cotta pots and planter clips is all you need to create the design. Fill the terra cotta pots with your favorite plants to create a unique living design.
9- Make Some Plant Pockets
Small and whimsical, this unique vertical planter design idea adds a touch on whimsy to an indoor decor. Small size makes these planters perfect for growing succulents in small spaces.
10- Put Copper Pipes on the Wall
Copper is an attractive design element. Using copper pipes to create a hanging wall planter is a WOW factor in any room. Create the unexpected way of displaying plants with this design idea.
11- Build a Garden DIY Wall Planter
Build this eye catching garden wall in any sunny room of your home. This DIY wall planter is large enough to produce flowers, vegetables and herbs in one vertical space. The living design will look different every day, so you won’t get bored with the appearance. The fresh food and fragrance will be welcomed too.
12- Create Living Wall Art
Living wall art can be created by using vertical planters, string and air plants. Air plants don’t need soil to survive, they thrive on air and can be trained to grow in unique patterns. Let your own unique style shine by creating your own wall art from plants.
13- Hack a Vertical Planter
Use this hack to transform an object you have on hand into a DIY wall planter. This idea uses a wine rack as the wall mounted planted. A little paint, ingenuity and a recycled items make a lovely and functional place to grow plants.
Hanging Indoor Planter Ideas
14- Hanging Herbs Garden
Hanging gardens are among the most intriguing of world wonders. While a hanging herb garden might not be in that same category, it certainly is an attractive element to a home. The hanging planters take up minimal space and produce maximum yield.
15- Hanging Wall Planter
Cheap and easy to make, this DIY hanging wall planter idea will show you how to transform a boring blank wall into an interesting green space.
Spruce up any interior or exterior wall with living plants and decorative vertical planters with just a couple of hours worth of work and a few dollars.
Vertical trellises can be made from scrap lumber and recycled tins in different sizes are used to create the planters. The tins can be found at garage sales for a few cents each and can be painted to match any home decor.
This YouTube video will take you through the building process step by step so you can build this attractive and cheap hanging wall planter.
16- Indoor Hanging Herb Garden
Instead of covering windows with curtains, use this plant-growing idea – Suspended a couple of rods in front of a sunny window, then hang some planters from the rods to create living curtains. Check out detail at thebirdandhersong.com
Outdoor Wall Planter Ideas
17- Confuse the Pests
This growing idea show you how to grow a vertical vegetable garden that will confuse all the neighbor pests (and pets). Cats, dogs, rabbits, snails and other pests have a much more difficult time reaching the tender vegetation when plants are grown vertically and out of their reach. Grow bigger plants and have more produce with this idea.
18- Porch DIY Wall Planter
How about this diy wall planter to greet you each time you entered or exited your home? Increase curb appeal of your home while guiding guests to your front entrance with the living color of blooming flowers.
19- Living Wall Vertical Garden
This attractively built vertical garden makes every inch of a small space count. Use these free plans to create your own wood and pipe planting boxes.
20- Create Privacy With Living Wall
This living wall outdoor garden is a great way to create some privacy from your neighbors. Build a vertical wood slat wall, secure planters on it, then fill the planters with a variety of flowers to create a colorful, living outdoor privacy screen.
21- Cedar DIY Wall Planter
Cedar has long been the favorite wood choice for outdoor building. Cedar wood is tough and resistant to elements, making it a perfect choice for building the DIY wall planters.
22- Save Space With Modern Vegetable Planters
This space saving design allows you to grow enough fresh vegetables for a delicious green salad in a very small space. The wall planter design is attractive and easy to build.
23- DIY Vertical Succulent Wall Planter
An oblong box planted with colorful succulents and mounted vertically makes a decorative statement. It’s an eye-catching piece of wall art and the easy care succulents will be at home in any room of the home.
Hanging Outdoor Wall Planter Ideas
24- Modern Wall Planter
Here is an idea for DIY indoor wall planters that will create a stylish vertical plant holder that looks like modern art.
Large, round sections of PVC pipe are used to create the vertical planters that are ideal for growing succulents. The PVC pipe is very inexpensive and easy to cut to the desired thickness. PVC pipe also comes in many diameter sizes and it would be easy to create a unique DIY vertical garden on an indoor or outdoor wall.
This YouTube video will show you how to create modern art vertical planters from PVC pipe.
25- Fence DIY Wall Planter
If you have a privacy fence in your backyard, this is the perfect vertical planter to create for it. Easy to follow video instructions makes this DIY project simple to accomplish.
26- Recycle Soda Bottles Wall Planter
Do your part to keep a few plastic soda bottles out of the landfill by using them as Hanging wall Planters. This unique idea shows you how to recycle soda bottles and give them a second life as planters.
27- Living Wall Art
Instead of having a picture of flowers hanging on your wall, why not have actual flowering plants hanging on your wall?
Paintings of colorful flowers and green plants have long been used as home decor in every room of the home. Paintings of flowers and plants from some of the famous artists are valued at millions of dollars and are not affordable to most people. But a DIY vertical planter created inside a picture frame box and used as living wall art is affordable to everyone.
Make the wooden box any size needed and add hooks to suspend the planters inside of the vertical planter box. Use this idea to create a custom piece of living wall art for your home.
28- Palette Vertical Garden
Recycle a wooden palette to create a colorful and attractive DIY wall planter with this fun idea. A recycled palette can be used to create an indoor or outdoor wall planter for almost no money at all. If you have a few pots and clamps on hand, then it will be free to build.
Create a custom size and color for your vertical garden and brighten up any wall space with this unique idea. Plant and grow edible plants, sage, basil, and lemon balm, that will produce colorful blooms and fragrance while enhancing the beauty of your living space.
29- Create an Herb Shelf
This vertical garden planter idea provides a space for growing fresh herbs, plus a shelf. Ideal for a small kitchen space since it combines two needed things into one design.
30- Plywood Hanging Planter
Do you have some leftover plywood scraps from a previous DIY project? If so, then you are halfway there to creating some unique hanging planters for your home or office.
The diamond-shaped design creates space for a bottom shelf where a potted plant can be attractively displayed. These are easy to build and are a great way to use up leftover plywood.
DIY wall planters like these create more space for growing and displaying plants, so if you have a tendency to hoard plants, use this idea for creating cheap hanging planters for all your plants.
31- Wooden Bead Hanging Planter
This is a great idea for brightening up a dim corner of a room- build this lovely wooden bead hanging planter and grow a plant that thrives in a low light environment.
Use scrap pieces of lumber and wooden beads to create the hanging planter and paint the wood a bright color to further brighten up the dim space. Ivy and pathos grow well in low light and will grow over the sides of the planter to create attractive vines.
Green plants help to purify indoor air by removing odors and toxins, so by creating a vertical planter you will be able to add more plants to your indoor space for both beauty and improved health.
32- Recycled Cookie Tin
Watch this YouTube video to discover how to recycle a cookie tin into a nautical themed planter. The finished product can be used as a DIY wall hanger or can be placed on a desk or shelf. This cookie tin planter is designed for decorating with artificial greenery and flowers, but with a little tweaking, the idea could be used for growing a live plant.
If you enjoy eating those delicious cookies that are sold in tin cans and never knew what to do with the empty tins, now you do. Use this easy DIY project to make gifts for family and friends throughout the year.
33- Farmhouse Vertical Planter
The farmhouse look is very popular and can be a little pricey if you buy decorative items in this style. However, when making them yourself the cost of decorating is very affordable.
This YouTube video will show you how to create modern farmhouse vertical planters from scrap wood. The result is whitewashed wooden planters that make ideal DIY wall planters for indoors or outdoors.
34- Chevron Pattern
The chevron pattern is a classic design that fits into any style of home décor, including a DIY vertical garden. This large vertical planter provides multiple spaces for placing plants and can be used indoors or outdoors.
The design also allows for the use of small pieces of scrap wood and is very attractive even during the winter months when it’s too cold for growing plants outdoors.
35- DIY Hanging Pots
Do you have too many potted plants and no place to put them? Check out this hanging planter idea that will create plenty of space for multiple potted plants but take up only a small amount of floor space.
Great for apartment dwellers that only have a small outdoor balcony. You will be able to triple the growing space with this unique DIY hanging planter.