Get inspired by these DIY vertical gardening ideas and projects which literally take gardening to new heights! There's nothing like getting your hands dirty and growing your own herbs and vegetables. Whether you have a small yard or no yard at all, vertical wall gardens help maximize the space you do have, as well as make it possible to garden indoors! We've collected some beautiful DIY vertical gardening projects, which use anything from pallets to soda bottles. Check them all out as you continue reading.
DIY Vertical Gardening Projects to Give Life to Your Bare Walls!
1. Hanging Basket Herb Garden
There is a certain rustic charm to baskets that gives any DIY-er a thrill. These hanging basket planters sure are making us fall even more in love with plants. I love that the planters can host both herbs and ornaments in its three layers.
2. DIY Potted Tower Vertical Planter
When practicality and beauty meet halfway, you get this DIY vertical planter or potted tower. It's a pretty straightforward gardening idea. You take five pots of different sizes, fill them with good soil, then stack them up to make a tower design. You then fill them with herbs or trailing flowering plants and you get this work of art worthy of your porch!
3. Galvanized Pipes Hanging Garden
Give life to the bare and dull corners and walls outside of your home. These hanging galvanized pipe planters are just the thing for those spaces. With wooden panels, these planters are an easy fix.
4. Upcycled Soda Bottle Vertical Garden
Make this hanging soda bottle planters from a few recycled pieces and you will want to make some more. Nothing can be more sustainable than this DIY project, which finds a new use for plastic bottles. They are some of the worst culprits when it comes to pollution, and nothing can be more environment-friendly than recycling them into productive planters!
5. DIY Hanging Fence Herb Garden
Fence surfaces are a prime gardening space which often goes ignored. Whether it's a wooden fence, metal, or concrete, there is a way to hang plants on its surface. This DIY hanging fence herb garden is simply a collection of buckets repurposed into herb planters.
6. DIY Pallet Garden Wall
Pin this project to your collection of fancy pallet projects for indoors. But then, this wall planter also works outdoors. This is another bright idea for low-cost gardening projects using sustainable materials, which you can even make for free. This hanging pallet planter is also simple and easy–something even a DIY novice can handle!
7. Repurposed Shoe Organizer Vertical Garden
This is why we never throw old, even dirty, materials away. An old and stained shoe organizer can easily and quickly make a DIY hanging planter. You simply slide a potted plant into the slots and voila! You have an instant vertical or wall garden!
8. How to Make a Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter
This strawberry tube planter sure is a head-turner. It is guaranteed to catch the eye of curious onlookers. Make this vertical strawberry tube planter and enjoy homegrown strawberries which are guaranteed fresh, clean, and healthy!
9. DIY Vertical Plant Hanger
Whether you have a classic or modern house design, plants work well as decor. In both interior and exterior home design, plants are wonderful yet inexpensive decor items. This DIY vertical plant hanger will only add more charm and appeal to your already wonderful plant decor.
10. Free-Standing Vertical Pallet Garden
Add life to your porch or patio divider with this free-standing vertical pallet planter. Every space in your garden is prime property when it comes to gardening and decoration. What better divider than one which is productive, be it for practical culinary purposes or simply for natural beauty?
11. DIY Vertical Herb Wall
You only need five things for this wonderful DIY vertical gardening project. Get an old hanging file organizer (we hope it's one of the things you didn't throw away). You will also need bronze spray paint, soil, coco fibers, and herbs. Follow the full tutorial here and you will make a DIY vertical herb wall in no time!
12. DIY Hanging Herb Garden
This DIY hanging herb garden follows the concept of the DIY vertical plant hanger. But instead or ropes and wood panels, we are using threaded rods for a steadier vertical hanging planter. There are also three pots you can plant in each layer instead of only one. This couldn't be any more perfect for a small kitchen herb garden.
13. How to Build a DIY Vertical Garden Wall
This vertical gardening trend is actually taking the world by storm. Modern buildings are making room for plants both indoors and outdoors in a space-saving vertical design. This DIY vertical garden wall will bring the concept into your home. With a trellis-like design, you can build a DIY vertical garden wall for your garden and home.
14. Vertical Succulent Wall Planter
Succulents are probably the ultimate indoor plants. They grow pretty easy and caring for them is no-sweat, too. These, along with the widely-accepted fact that they are such adorable and interesting plants for home decor. They grow easy enough–they can grow while hanging. This vertical succulent wall planter will prove it!
15. DIY Vertical Garden Kit
Vertical gardening is quite easy but we are making it even easier for you. This DIY vertical garden kit will help jumpstart your gardening enthusiasm. Everything is provided to make a living wall. You will only need a blank wall and some water to get started!
You will love these fun DIY vertical garden projects from Suzelle DIY! Watch the video here:
Now you know small space is no issue at all to grow a green thing or two outdoors or indoors. Greenery makes such low-cost home decor, which brings vibrancy to an otherwise dull and lifeless space. With any of these DIY vertical gardening ideas and projects, you can grow herbs, flowers, and even vegetables in your small space garden or even your apartment. Have fun crafting your vertical planters and growing your tiny patch of flora!
Which of these DIY garden wood projects are you eyeing for your own outdoor landscape? We would love to know your thoughts about them in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.