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diy vertical succulent garden

Have you registered for Home Depot’s Vertical Succulent Garden workshop yet? It’s this Thursday and as promised, we’re here to show you how ours turned out.  The building of the frame and the painting went by quickly but “stuffing” the succulents took a little longer. You’ve got to be pretty careful with them to keep the roots in tact, I was a little nervous about killing them. I spent around $150 on supplies at Home Depot…the bulk of that being the succulents themselves.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

When you’re there, don’t forget to use their new SnapChat filter 😉

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

Print the step-by-step plans to build a succulent garden here. Read on for our process plus tips we think are helpful along the way. Start by building your frame like the instructions say, we used our favorite cordless brad nailer instead of screwing it together.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

We used some leftover coral paint to spice up our succulent garden. It seriously took less than 5 minutes to paint the whole thing and let it dry. We love DecoArt’s paint for that reason!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

Two sets of hands are preferred to install the chickenwire frame; one can pull while one staples. We used 1 sleeve of staples total.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

We brad nailed the backside wood to the frame after we filled it up with potting soil. Tip: We use cactus potting soil for our succs.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

The total process to this point was less than an hour for us. 

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

Another tip: Instead of breaking the succs apart and squishing them between individual chickenwire hexagons, snip out 3-4 hexagons and gently push your root bulb through the plastic, then hold it in place with the chickenwire you just trimmed back.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

Here she is all finished up:

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

We originally bought 15 potted succulents and ran out because we wanted them to be nice and full. I ended up borrowing from my Toolbox Succulent Centerpiece so I didn’t have to make another run to the store. 

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

To hang it on my back porch, I used an OOK Hanger because it’s a super fast install and holds up to 100 lbs. We also spray painted some L-Brackets gold to mimic a buckle on the side of the box, just to dress it up a bit.

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

This brings a little cheer to the back porch. I’m still wanting to paint the concrete a fun pattern like my front porch but we’re going to be doing some demo work inside soon which will affect the outside so I’m trying to be patient. 

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

That’s all there is to it, folks! Pick a spot and enjoy watching those succulents grow!

DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

If you love how our Vertical Succulent Garden turned out, be sure to register for the workshop to make your own!

WHERE: THE HOME DEPOT
WHAT: DO-IT-HERSELF WORKSHOP
WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
TIME: 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Register for the DIH Vertical Garden Succulent workshop at Home Depot!

To see more variations of vertical gardens, visit these lovely blogging babe’s sites: That’s My Letter | All Things Thrifty | Thistlewood Farms Refresh Restyle | House of Wood | The Rustic Life | Her Toolbelt | Build Basic | Toolbox Divas 

PS: Have you taken one Home Depot’s workshops already? Leave your thoughts here, if so.

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DIY vertical succulent garden | Learn how to build this DIY vertical succulent garden. Cute outdoor porch decor! Great outdoor wall decor idea, get the hanging plants onto the wall!

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13 Comments

  1. This is so cool. I love it! But I have to ask, doesn’t the soil shift to the bottom and spill out when you hang it up? Or does the chicken wire keep most of it intact? Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.

    1. Great question!! They soil doesn’t shift at all, which surprised us very much! It’s packed in there and with so many roots, it stays in place. Plus the mesh and chicken wire hold it in as well. You do need to take it down to water but since they’re succulents, that’s not very often 🙂

  2. That is so nice, I wonder if I could do something like that for my herbs? I have some old drawers that might work. Hmm, now you’ve got me thinking of a new project! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the family joy blog link party this week!

  3. I love succulents! Very cute and I love the color. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. Gorgeous, and could be really budget friendly if you make friends with someone that has a huge supply of succulents in order to provide you with cuttings! (or at least for some of the project) One thing I never see posted about (except on my blog) is that most succulents bloom! Mine have started and it is so fascinating, especially when you get some vibrant flowers……thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  5. This is so pretty and I love that shade of coral. I’ve wanted to attend some of Home Depots workshops but just haven’t gotten around to it. Love your projects and Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

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