Take Your Gardening Vertical with 14 DIY Living Walls
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Take Your Gardening Vertical with 14 DIY Living Walls

While there are a lot of things you could hang on your walls, we’re loving the living wall trend. Plants (literally!) bring life to your walls and freshen up a room. We’ve seen great examples of them both as indoor art and as part of a garden. Whether you pick up materials at the hardware store, repurpose items from around your house or put together ready-to-plant pieces, we’ll give you some ideas on how to liven up your walls and get your vertical garden growing.

1. Living Succulent Picture: If you can upcycle or make a picture frame and use plants from your garden, this project is practically free! (via BHG)

2. Small Space Pallet Garden: Filling a pallet with plants allows you to grow vertically, which is perfect for a balcony garden or small yard. To avoid mounting hardware on your wall, just lean your pallet against it. (via Apartment Therapy)

3. Air Plants + String Art = Living Wall Art: Air plants are so low maintenance, it’s easy to make them a part of your art! (via Brit + Co.)

4. DIY Pallet Herb Garden: We love how these colorful pots stand out against white-painted pallets. (via Second Chance to Dream)

5. Succulent Letter DIY: Today’s project is brought to you by the letter H. Buying a frame that’s already shaped like your initial means you can put together a living letter in just 30 minutes! (via House + Fig)

6. Mason Jar Wall Planter: Of course you can get pesto in a jar, but how about growing pesto ingredients IN a jar? This wall-mounted kitchen planter would be great for keeping your favorite herbs close at hand. (via Not Just a Housewife)

7. Urbio Urban Vertical Garden ($75): Don’t want to start your project from scratch? Urbio components give you a jump start. Then you just arrange your living wall any way you want it.

8. Succulent Wreath: Here’s your chance to play in the dirt like a kid. What you end up with is an awesome, always-in-season wreath. Like a boss. (via Our Fairfield Home and Garden)

9. Vertical Succulent Garden DIY Panel: This gorgeous outdoor living wall by plant artist extraordinaire Flora Grubb (that’s seriously her real name) uses panels to hold plants and soil in place. You can combine the square panels to customize the size and shape of your wall. (via Flora Grubb Gardens)

10. Love-Themed Air Plant Wall Art: This is a version of our Air Plant String Art project that’s in living color. It would work great as a creative housewarming gift! (via Brit + Co.)

11. Felt Plant Pouches: This is a great way to repurpose an old sweater! Felt it, stitch it up into a pouch and cram it full of plants or a seed bomb! (via Lark Crafts)

12. Woolly Pockets: Tuck plants into giant pockets, hang on the wall, install the watering system and voila! (Or should we say “wool-la”?) (via Woolly Pocket)

13. Recycled Bottle Cactus Planter: This is a colorful way to recycle and give cacti a home. (via A Beautiful Mess)

14. Seasonal Vertical Garden: For some serious living wall inspiration, check out this garden planted on the side of a Chicago home. It has a pattern that stays the same throughout the year, while new plants reseed themselves and change with the season. (via Apartment Therapy)

Have you ever tried planting a living wall? Tell us how it’s growing in the comments.