DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.comSimple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Kimberly Chau

I teamed up with Home Depot a few weeks ago to give my “backyard” a little facelift as a part of their Style Challenge series. I use the term backyard very lightly because really it’s just a gloried 20×10 foot space that has a privacy fence around it. You can’t ask for a whole lot when you live in the middle of Houston, the land of townhouses and people that don’t know how to drive around bicycles. Just being honest…

As I was saying, it’s just enough space for a little dining area, a few plants, and an awkward empty space along the patio drain. The unfortunate part is that the drain can’t be covered up and the weird empty spot in front of it also happens to be the first thing you see when you walk out onto the patio. To come up with something to fill the space that wouldn’t obstruct the drain, I recreated the succulent walls you see all over Pinterest except I used a wooden handrail from the lumber section… which requires almost zero effort and isn’t nearly as bulky. Take that wooden pallets!

*Materials:

  • Unfinished wooden handrail
  • Waterproof outdoor wood stain and paint brush
  • Potted succulents in any type of planter you can drill a hole through, I used paint tins
  • Screw-in plant hooks
  • Drill and drill bit (bit the same size as the plant hook)

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

First, paint the stain onto the handrail then let it dry. Lean the banister along the wall of fence where you want it placed, then decide where you want the plants to hang on it before you drill any holes.

Once you’ve decided, drill a hole at an angle on the bottom side of the railing and then twist in the screw-hook. Next, drill a hole in the back of your planter and then slip the planter over the edge of the plant hook to hang in place.

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.comSimple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

Later I’ll show you another nifty project I made for small spaces, and the before photos of my backyard. I know you’re excited about seeing those, ha!

photos by Kimberly Chau Photography – *Materials for this project were courtesy of Home Depot.

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.comSimple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Kimberly Chau

I teamed up with Home Depot a few weeks ago to give my “backyard” a little facelift as a part of their Style Challenge series. I use the term backyard very lightly because really it’s just a gloried 20×10 foot space that has a privacy fence around it. You can’t ask for a whole lot when you live in the middle of Houston, the land of townhouses and people that don’t know how to drive around bicycles. Just being honest…

As I was saying, it’s just enough space for a little dining area, a few plants, and an awkward empty space along the patio drain. The unfortunate part is that the drain can’t be covered up and the weird empty spot in front of it also happens to be the first thing you see when you walk out onto the patio. To come up with something to fill the space that wouldn’t obstruct the drain, I recreated the succulent walls you see all over Pinterest except I used a wooden handrail from the lumber section… which requires almost zero effort and isn’t nearly as bulky. Take that wooden pallets!

*Materials:

  • Unfinished wooden handrail
  • Waterproof outdoor wood stain and paint brush
  • Potted succulents in any type of planter you can drill a hole through, I used paint tins
  • Screw-in plant hooks
  • Drill and drill bit (bit the same size as the plant hook)

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

First, paint the stain onto the handrail then let it dry. Lean the banister along the wall of fence where you want it placed, then decide where you want the plants to hang on it before you drill any holes.

Once you’ve decided, drill a hole at an angle on the bottom side of the railing and then twist in the screw-hook. Next, drill a hole in the back of your planter and then slip the planter over the edge of the plant hook to hang in place.

Simple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.comSimple DIY succulent wall accent | sugarandcloth.com

Later I’ll show you another nifty project I made for small spaces, and the before photos of my backyard. I know you’re excited about seeing those, ha!

photos by Kimberly Chau Photography – *Materials for this project were courtesy of Home Depot.

Comments

  • How pretty! And so unique, I have never seen an outdoor succulent set up like this before, I love it!

  • Stacie J

    05.01.14

    I love this DIY, and I’m totally going to make one for my balcony!

  • thouswellblog

    05.01.14

    I love this – such a cool use for a banister!

  • jewel7013

    05.01.14

    WOW, lets keep the DIY projects for the outdoors coming, this is fantastic!!!!

    i have much more outdoor space but this looks better than mine.

  • jesslachelle

    05.01.14

    I seriously love this! I think succulents are so pretty and fun, with all of their different shapes! I might even consider putting this somewhere inside my home! I think your “backyard” sounds fabulous. ;)
    -Jessica

  • This is hands down the cutest way to display succulents! Absolutely in love! Now if only I had any outdoor space to my name…

  • Brittni

    05.01.14

    Well, this is awesome. I love it, Ash! Such a smart way to repurpose a handrail.

  • Mel

    05.20.14

    Can achieve the same effect by up cycling the side of an old crib/cot.

  • telzeyamberdon

    05.11.15

    This is officially saved in my “PROJECTS” folder in my Bookmarks for when I next have a backyard. Looks really professional and it doesn’t seem too difficult (though I’ll have to buckle down and teach myself how to use a drill.)