Frame a Vertical Garden

By: Michelle Leslie from
Frame a Vertical Garden
Frame a Vertical Garden
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Ready for a cool new DIY gardening project? Follow this DIY tutorial and learn how to Frame a Vertical Garden! This is a chic and unexpected way to incorporate plants into your home decor. Vertical gardens are trendy and stylish. This particular projects uses succulents, but you could adapt this DIY project and use a variety of plants. If you are trying to make an indoor garden, or if you only have a small space for a garden, this is the DIY garden idea for you. Be sure to give your plants a few days to settle before hanging them up!

From the blogger: "Vertical gardens fascinate me. It doesn't matter where you live or how much space you have these gardens are a living canvas that show case the best that nature has to offer. With so many inspiring ideas on the web we had to try make our own using a plastic frame we found."

Note from the designer: "Succulents are such rewarding plants - all they need is a bit of water once a week and admiration. They come in the most beautiful colors - the perfect palette to celebrate Mother Nature." 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueGardening



Materials List

  • Plastic picture frame
  • Pallet off cuts
  • Plastic coated wire mesh
  • Woven weed mat
  • Staple gun
  • Succulents
  • Aluminium tape (Optional)


Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Attach the wire mesh and weed mat to the plastic frame with a staple gun.

  2. Make a box frame to fit the plastic frame using L-shaped brackets and pallet off cuts.

  3. Fill the box frame with mulch, compost and soil.

  4. Seal the box frame with an eco-friendly sealer and line the box frame with weed mat to prevent water rot.

  5. Close the box frame with a plastic drop sheet and a few more pallet off cuts.

  6. To plant the succulents, cut a slit in the wire mesh and weed mat and carefully insert the succulents in the pockets.

  7. Give the plants a few days to settle before hanging the frame.

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This is so cool! I've seen a few pieces like this in cafes and restaurants, and I've always wanted to recreate it.

I love this idea! I really like having plants around, but because I live in an apartment and don't have any outdoor space, it's hard to find places for plants. I will definitely give this a try :)

I'm so glad to see this here! I've been wanting to make one of these for a loooong time! I have beautiful succulents sitting on my back patio just waiting for this project and now I can follow along with your tutorial and make this one. I love the idea of having a living masterpiece as a work of art!

What sorcery is this? This project defies physics!

I really want to make this for the office. It would look wonderful hanging above my desk!

This is such a cool idea! I love succulents and this will be a great addition to my home decor.

Thank you for your lovely comment Laura -)

Succulents are the BEST! They look good anywhere and everywhere.

I agree, succulents are so easy to maintain and come in the most beautiful colors.


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