DIY Vertical Hanging Wall Planter
You guys! I’ve been on two major kicks lately and this project is a product of both of them! Can you guess what they are!? Okay, I’ll tell you, just so you can get off the edge of your seat now. Haha. Only kidding!
Succulents and any outdoor DIY project! Yep, every DIY I’ve been wanting to do lately has all been things for our outdoor spaces, and they all end up involving succulents! I think it’s super nice out right now as far as the outdoor projects go, and because I know I actually have a shot at keeping succulents alive those have become a huge favorite too!🌵🤷♀️🤞
This project covers both of my newest kicks, and turned out to be super cute as a space filler above our new built in bbq! But guess what!? I ended up decided to use faux succulents because I was really sure I could keep those alive!😉. I live in Arizona and it’s about to be super hot, like scorching hot, which equals A LOT of dead plants at our house. Ugh! Brown thumb problems! So, between that and knowing that I’ll be gone a lot this summer, I decided to go the faux succulent route! You could fill it with anything though! Flowers would be a really pretty alternative as well!
So let’s get to building this super cool piece for your outdoor OR indoor space! Oh the possibilities!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1×4 wood. How long depended on the size you build. I measured the space I wanted it to be, then built it accordingly.
1×2 wood. Again, how much depends on the size of your project.
Some type of saw. I used my Mitre Saw to make every cut.
Wood Filler (optional)
Sander. I used 120 grit sand paper.
Wood stain or paint.
Exterior Wood protecting varnish. This is especially important in sunny Arizona!
Tape Measure and pencil
Okay! Now that you have everything let’s get started!
Make sure you measure in the middle of your box on both the top and bottom so that you secure your middle board directly in the middle. The middle piece of wood will be exactly 1-1/2 inches smaller then your side boards.
Turn your Mitre Saw to the 45 degree angle. You’ll have to keep switching which side the angle is on based on what side you’re making cuts for.
This was the first one I ever made. After this I started adding 1/2 an inch to the spacing with each new slat of wood. So if I started at a 3” gap, I then made the next gap 3-1/2 “ and so on.
I would say to do 2-4 coats of the exterior sealer to help protect it if you’ll be hanging yours outside.
Make sure your chicken wire is nice and flat before you begin stapling it into place. Start at either the top or bottom and work your way up or down keeping it nice and flat.
And wha-la!!!! Finished! I may gradually keep adding more faux succulents to this, but they add up quick so that will happen slowly!!!!!😄
Thank you so much for coming, and if you’re on an outdoor project kick like me, then I’ve got some other ideas for you! Check out my raised corrugated metal garden bed, or my DIY window planter boxes, OR if you’re on a succulent kick like me, then check out my DIY Hexagon planter box! I told you guys I’ve been on these kicks lately!😆👍
If you decide to make this or any of my other projects, I would so love to see your version! Tag me in Instagram with your creation so I can showcase your amazing work! You can find me on Instagram, my name is @thedecormama. I’d love to connect with you!
Thanks so much for coming, and I hope to see you back here again real soon!
You guys! I’ve been on two major kicks lately and this project is a product of both of them! Can you guess what they are!? Okay, I’ll tell you, just so you can get off the edge of your seat now. Haha. Only kidding! Succulents and any outdoor DIY project! Yep, every DIY I’ve been… View Post