DIY Garden Trellis Projects


Growing vines and other vertical elements in a garden adds height, interest, expands useful space, and sometimes even acts as a privacy screen! It’s pretty impossibly to grow most vines, however, without the proper support. You can build DIY garden trellises for any garden from anything from inexpensive lumber to recycled and repurpose materials. Check out these DIY garden trellis tutorials and find one that’s right for the style, feel, and needs in your garden!

Our first project, above,  is a freestanding DIY trellis from Lowes, with complete step by step instructions.

Next we have a $6 DIY Trellis from Two Zero One… Love this cost saving project!



We found this great project on Flickr…there is no tutorial, but it’s a pretty basic idea…using the narrow strips of wood gives it a more modern feel.



Sybil Alfano created this great DIY trellis out of an old coat rack… Love this idea! Great instructions.



Find out how to make a basic wood trellis from Remove and Replace…



This is a great idea for inspiration… Using a recycled old mattress base as a trellis! Great idea!



Flea Market Gardening showcases this old ladder trellis… another amazing repurposed idea!



Renee Garner stapled chicken wire to an old window frame for her trellis… So cute!



Another idea from Ecosalon…



And another DIY trellis idea!



Using the side of an old crib as a trellis…



Finally, if your style is a little more modern, Modern in MN has a short tutorial on creating this Kee Klamp Trellis.


Image Credits: Lowes, Two Zero One, Flickr, Sybil Alfano, Remove and Replace, Flea Market Gardening, Renee Garner, Ecosalon, Pinterest, My Green Lake, Modern In Mn

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  1. I’m happy to hear you love my DIY trellis as much I do.

  2. I took the grill off the back of an old refrigerator, you know what I mean??, the black wire
    fence looking thing?? I think it will make a neat looking trellis. I did cut out a lot of the wires
    because they were really close together. What do you think of my idea??

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      Sounds like it could be pretty cool! Send us photos! woodardbatesmedia @ (remove spaces)

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