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 vines, however, without the proper support. You can build a DIY garden trellis with anything from inexpensive lumber to recycled and repurposed materials. Check out these DIY trellis tutorials and find one that’s right for the style, feel, and needs in your garden!
How to Build a Trellis
This one is a gorgeous freestanding DIY trellis project from Lowes, with complete step by step instructions. This one would be perfect to use anywhere in the garden for some vertical appeal since you don’t need a fence or building to support it.
Next we have a $6 DIY trellis from Two Zero One. Love this cost saving garden trellis project!
We found this great DIY 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. Don’t forget to use concrete to anchor the upright posts into the ground, or attach them to a wall.
Sybil Alfano created this great DIY garden trellis out of an old coat rack… Love this charming garden idea! And love that it’s in such a fun purple color! The post on this one is no longer published but it seems pretty self explanatory to me… just paint an old expanding coat rack, right? It does look like they added some additional support in the back, so get creative and make this project your own!
DIY Trellis Ideas
This is a great idea for inspiration… Using a recycled old mattress base as a DIY garden trellis! You would want to attach it to two pressure treated or rot resistant posts so to make it withstand the weather. Photo source unknown. Please email us if you know who we should credit!
‘Flea Market Gardening‘ showcases this old ladder DIY trellis. Three ladders of varying heights were attached side by side with brackets. Then the backside was covered with wire mesh. Another amazing repurposed garden idea!
Another repurposed garden trellis idea from Ecosalon…
More DIY garden trellis ideas from Pinterest!
Here is a unique DIY trellis idea for you! Using the side of an old crib!
Finally, if your style is a little more modern, ‘Modern in MN‘ has a short tutorial on creating this Kee Klamp Trellis.