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




This one is a gorgeous freestanding trellis project from Lowes, with complete step by step instructions.



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



We found this great trellis 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 garden 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!



Another idea from Ecosalon…



And another DIY garden 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.


You might also want to check out our post – “Build a Chic & Easy DIY Garden Trellis

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


    1. Kathy Woodard March 21, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Hi Stephanie! We do! And our readers are loving it as well!

  1. Deane April 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    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??

    1. Kathy Woodard April 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

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

  2. Deanna June 23, 2017 at 4:50 am

    While lovely looking, Please be cautious about any project using old window frames. Wooden window frames from homes built before 1978 almost certainly are painted with lead paint. Disturbing the paint, or a simply having a window with chipped paint, can expose you or your children. It only takes a tiny bit of dust to poison a child. If you’re going to DIY, make sure you DIY lead safe. EPA webpages can help you, but wet scrape (never dry) and dispose of chips properly. If there’s chipping paint on it keep it away from your kids andmoyt of any areas where they might dig, as the dust from chipping paint will be falling into the soil.


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