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photo of a wooden handrail as a DIY vertical garden
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Quick & Easy DIY Vertical Garden

This DIY vertical garden planter requires almost zero DIY skills since the handrail is already fully assembled! 
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: ashley rose, diy, garden, herb garden, how to, succulent wall, sugar and cloth, vertical garden, vertical planter, wooden
Servings: 1 vertical planter
Cost: $50


  • Drill



  • First, paint the stain onto the handrail then let it dry.
  • Lean the banister along the wall of the 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.
    photo of how to attach planters to a wooden planter


DIY Vertical Garden Ideas

This handrail was a simple way for me create a custom garden space for our small backyard, but there are plenty of other unique vertical garden DIY's, too. 
Keep in mind that you can also use a vertical planter as a twist on the traditional garden for creating a modern herb garden. 
Here are a few other DIY projects for creating a succulent wall planter or vertical planter —
  • Repurpose PVC pipes cut in half as plant pots that won't rust
  • Snag an old wooden pallet that's being thrown out 
  • Coat a large wooden picture frame with polyurethane to make a weather-proof succulent frame
  • Use a fabric shoe organizer to hang on your patio for growing herbs or succulents as a hanging planter