Making a DIY Plant Wall In 5 Easy Steps

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How to Make a DIY Plant Wall

Creating your own DIY plant wall is a great way to add some greenery to your home or outdoor space. This unique project allows you to showcase a variety of different plants, from small succulents to larger ferns.

Not only is it a fun and creative way to decorate, but it’s also a popular trend on social media.

The best part? You can easily make one in your own backyard with just a few supplies and some creativity.

Just a friendly reminder: This tutorial and any opinions or recommendations are genuinely mine, but this is not a substitute for consulting a professional. I also use affiliate links to earn a commission.

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Making a Plant Wall Step-by-Step

Cut shiplap boards to width (3′ sections) and the 2 x 2 to length (2 boards at 68 inches each)

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Prepare your 2 x 2 boards to attach the shiplap (I laid these 20″ apart)

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Using 1/8 spacers between each board

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Attach the shiplap with a nailer

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Trim out the sides

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Attach planter pot hooks

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Watch the Video Tutorial on How to Make this DIY Plant Wall Here

What is Used to Make Plant Walls?

Here is the list of all the supplies I used to make my shiplap plant wall. Most of these you can grab from your local home improvement store, except the hanging pot clips, and I found these on Amazon. 

Depending on whether your plant wall is for indoor or outdoor use, you’ll need drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. If your plant wall is to create an indoor accent wall, then for obvious reasons, you won’t want this.

If you find a container you love that doesn’t have a drain hole, you can always screw holes into the bottom to create drainage.

  • Shiplap boards (5)
  • 2×2 boards (2)
  • Terra-cotta individual pot (12) I used 6 inch
  • Hanging pot clips (12) I found these on amazon and sprayed them white
  • White spray paint (1) For the pot clips
  • Plants and flowers (I love shopping at my local nursery and each year I’ll pick new plants)

Plant Wall Watering and Maintenance

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This style of wall planters requires your average amount of maintenance and care.

Since these plants are in smaller pots and are small plants, regular watering and maintenance are really important to keep your plants healthy and thriving.

When choosing plants, consider the amount of sun your wall will get. Natural plants and flowers give a more authentic look, but fake plants would also work well on your plant wall. 


Watering is quick and easy because of how small each container is and also due to the layout of the pots. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down.

You’ll notice the vertical plant wall is self-watering because the drainage will run out of the bottom into the pot below it.


Keep up with removing dead leaves and checking for pests to help keep your plant wall looking its best.

More Ways to Make a DIY Plant Wall

There are many ways to create a DIY plant wall, whether you want to spruce up a small living space or add some greenery to boring walls.

I designed my flower wall to provide height and visual interest to a spot near my back patio. 

You can use real plants or opt for low-maintenance faux plants. Consider using a grow light for indoor plant walls to help your plants thrive. 

Also, plant wall kits are available if you’re short on time and tools. 

My tutorial is just one of the ways to make a plant wall. Here are a few other ideas:

Living Wall Plant Wall Ideas

If you want to add some greenery to your home but don’t have a lot of space, this project is the perfect solution. Creating a vertical garden adds a pop of green color to your room and provides a modern and stylish look. 

Like this diy plant wall idea, living wall systems create the most beautiful walls of greenery on just about any vertical surface. These are perfect for a small space, urban gardens, a living room wall, or to add visual interest along a fence. 

To make your plant wall even more functional, consider adding an irrigation system to keep your plants healthy and hydrated. 

Vertical Gardening

A vertical plant wall, also known as a garden wall, is a popular method of vertical gardening that allows you to grow plants in a vertical space. Creating a vertical green wall is especially useful if you don’t have enough room for a traditional garden and love diy projects.

Vertical plant walls make the most beautiful and are a functional garden to grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers.

Many DIY options are available for creating your own vertical plant wall, making it a great project for those who love to garden and want a unique way to display plants.

Add a touch of greenery and uniqueness to your home with this fun and creative DIY project. With this easy-to-follow guide, you can create a stunning diy plant wall all on your own. No gardening experience is necessary! I’d love to see how your plant wall turned out. Share with me in the comments!

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