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DIY Build for Outdoor Vertical Garden Pots (With Free Plans)

Looking to add more character to your backyard or curb appeal to your front yard? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This easy woodworking project turns out SO good!

Thank you to Kreg and Build Something for sponsoring this outdoor wall for vertical garden pots build! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

We’ve got BIG plans for this backyard and we’re hoping to be able to completely redo the whole yard this Summer. (UPDATE: See how the backyard makeover turned out here!)

To really get our minds right and ready for a backyard makeover, we’re starting with a super simple woodworking project to add more character to the backyard. We built an outdoor plant wall with vertical garden pots! And it turned out SOOOOOO good, guys!

Once the whole backyard is done, this will fit it perfectly with what we have planned…but for now, with a yard full of dirt and weeds…it’s motivation to keep working!

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Kreg Pocket Hole System

We incorporated pocket hole joinery into this build, which is one of the easiest ways to join wood in woodworking projects. We have Kreg’s K5 Master System and LOVE it. It’s a hidden weapon for beginning woodworkers!

I’ve got a whole post & video that breaks down how to use the Kreg K5 pocket hole system that you can check out there!

UPDATE: In 2021 Kreg replaced the K5 Pocket Hole system with the Kreg 720 Pro. Check out our guide all about the new Kreg 720Pro to learn more.

For this fun DIY (and SUPER EASY) woodworking project we teamed up with our friends Kreg and BuildSomething.com again to create the plans and share them online for free, which are now available on BuildSomething.com!

If you’re wondering, Build Something is a website ran by Kreg Tools that is full of easy-to-follow woodworking plans that are all available for free! I promise that you are going to find so much inspiration while you are there!

Learn how to make this easy hanging planter wall for your backyard
Here's an easy tutorial that shows you how to make a hanging planter wall that can hold up to 9 terra cotta planters

For this outdoor plant wall, we used mostly pressure-treated cedar wood, which is perfect for outdoor DIYs. Learn more about types of wood for woodworking in this article.

Small terra cotta planters hanging on a wooden planter wall

SOOOO good, right? I told you!

a up close picture of a succulent in a terracotta pot hanging on a black wooden planter wall

To finish the plant wall, we used black exterior paint. I love the contrast the terracotta pots have against that black paint. To put the paint on, we turned to our paint sprayer. Check out the full tutorial and learn all of our outdoor painting tips.

This hanging planter wall looks great with rows of terracotta planters

I’m in LOVE !

A diy hanging planter wall made with terracotta planters is perfect for a creative backyard garden space
A close up image shows how these terracotta pots are attached to the hanging planter wall

HOW MUCH DID IT COST TO BUILD THIS PLANTER WALL?

Note: these costs are, of course, subject to change and may be different in your region.

Here’s a full cost breakdown for you:

2×4 Pressure Treated Lumber (4 at $4.88) – $19.52

2×6 Pressure Treated Lumber (6 at $7.27) – $43.62

Exterior Paint – $19.48

Perlite – $4.97

Cactus Soil – $4.97

Succulent Rock Mix – $21.95

Terra Cotta Pots (9 at $1.47) – $13.23

Pot Holders – $21.99

Mini Succulents – $32.99

**Already hand on hand: primer, 4 inch paint roller & tray, paint sprayer, sandpaper, pocket hole screws and all tools required **

TOTAL COST OF PLANT WALL – $182.72

And for just the plant wall & wall planter pots, but not filling the pots (if you have something else in mind to plant) it’s only $117.84

This DIY plant wall for vertical garden pots was seriously SO so easy to build and it’s even easier for you because we’re giving away the free woodworking plans that you can follow.

I was able to build this plant wall entirely by myself without Logan’s help, so I’m feeling pretty proud. But that also means that you can do this too! Even if you’re a beginner when it comes to woodworking – you can do this!

Free woodworking plans! How to make an outdoor hanging planter wall with easy woodworking plans.

Other Outdoor Garden Ideas

This outdoor plant wall is not the only way you can incorporate a garden or plants in your backyard! Check out these other outdoor garden and planter ideas!

How To Build An Outdoor Planter Wall For Vertical Garden Pots

How To Build An Outdoor Planter Wall For Vertical Garden Pots

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Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $180
Looking to add more character to your backyard or curb appeal to your front yard? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This easy woodworking project turns out SO good!

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Instructions

  1. Cut wood.
  2. Drill pocket holes.
  3. Assemble plant wall.
  4. Sand lightly.
  5. Prime.
  6. Paint.
  7. Add planter hooks.
  8. Plant succulents.
  9. Hang plant wall.

Notes

Click here to download the free woodworking plans & see more details on the step by step instructions!

Cut list

    • (7) Slats, 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 39"
    • (2) Top & Bottom Frame, 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 42" with 45 degree mitered edges
    • (2) Side Frame , 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 43" with 45 degree mitered edges

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