12 Inspiring DIY Flower Walls
Move over planters and flower beds. This year, everyone wants a living flower wall! Display your favorite flowers and plants in a vertical arrangement, whether on your deck, patio or even inside your home. Here are 14 ideas to inspire you.
Flower Basket Wall
If you have a privacy fence, try attaching some pots to the fence. You can add as many or as few as you like and mix and match different types of containers. A variety of flowers can create a beautiful display you’ll love all season long.
Photo: Courtesy of Garden Lovers Club
Sunroom Succulent Wall
This living wall was created in a sunroom with a sheet of plywood and boxes made from pine. Use the boxes to plant flowers, succulents or herbs. Get instructions for the project at East Coast Creative.
Photo: Courtesy of East Coast Creative
Here’s yet another project that uses an old wooden pallet. You’ll need some landscape fabric to attach to the back side of the pallet, then fill with soil and plant your flowers. Prop the planted pallet up against a wall or fence.
Photo: Courtesy of AVSO.ORG
Shoe Organizer Wall
For an easy flower wall, take an old shoe organizer—the kind you hang on the back of a door—and give it a new life. Just hang it in a sunny spot in the yard, fill the pockets with soil and then plant flowers and herbs.
Photo: Courtesy of Good Housekeeping
Monogram Wall Planter
Welcome visitors to your home with a monogram wall planter. To make this cedar planter, you’ll need a nail gun, some wood glue and a miter saw, along with cedar and brad nails.
Photo: Courtesy of Ellery Designs
Hanging Frame Wall
If you’re looking for an easy woodworking project, try building your own frame to use as a living wall. Use landscape fabric or even plastic on the back to contain the soil, and then hang the whole thing on a wall or fence.
Photo: Courtesy of Earth 911
Fire Hose Wall
This DIYer created a vertical garden out of an old fire hose. Sections of the hose were cut and the ends were closed to create pockets. The pockets were attached to a wooden gate and small rocks (for drainage), soil and plants were added. A surefire DIY flower wall!
Photo: Courtesy of Little Things
Try making some small planter boxes and then attach them to some plywood like this DIYer did. If you want to keep bees away from the patio or deck, plant herbs instead of flowers.
Photo: Courtesy of Ruggy DIY
Rain Gutter Wall
Try using some old rain gutters to create a flower wall. For a smaller version, you could attach just one or two gutters to a fence and then plant cascading flowers.
Photo: Courtesy of DMA Homes
If you’re looking to grow roses, add a trellis for an easy flower wall. Climbing roses come in a variety of vibrant colors and will attract plenty of bees and butterflies to your yard.
Photo: Courtesy of My Garden Trellis
Living Wall Planter
This type of living wall planter can be hung on the outside of your home near the entryway or on a back deck. To get a similar look, use an old drawer as the planter box or use some scrap wood to build the box. Or, if you’d rather buy than build this planter, you can do that here.
Photo: Courtesy of Kinsman Company
Felt Flower Wall
This flower wall is made of Florafelt. It features pockets in which you plant flowers, herbs or succulents. It can be anchored to a wall or fence. There are varieties you can purchase online, or try creating a similar look with some landscaping fabric.
Photo: Courtesy of Vivienne’s Process of Elimination