I’ve always loved the look of greenery growing up some kind of trellis. It has a very “Secret Garden” feel to it, and childhood me has always yearned for something similar in my own backyard. If you’re dying for a magical look like this in your own backyard, you can make your own trellis for a fraction of the price. Keep reading below for some of the best DIY trellis ideas on the internet! Which one is your favorite? Comment below and let me know.
DIY Trellis Ideas: Lattice
You can’t go wrong with a simple lattice trellis! While they are kind of difficult to DIY from scratch (lots of crisscrossing!), you can purchase the materials needed for relatively inexpensive on Amazon. Next, just follow this tutorial to install your own at home.
DIY Trellis Ideas: Wire
Make your own wire trellis with this crazy easy idea from Salvaged Living. Not only did it only take this blogger an afternoon to make her own, but it cost next-to-nothing as well, what could be better?
DIY Trellis Ideas: Wood
Use scrap wood to make your own DIY trellis out of wood. To do so, you’ll need cedar lumber cut to various sizes and plenty of wood primer. Catch my favorite tutorial for this project at Gina Michelle.
DIY Trellis Ideas: Pipe
You can make your own trellis out of just about anything! Make your own out of PVC pipes bent to create an archway. Once grown in, this will REALLY look like something from the Secret Garden. Find out more about the project here.
DIY Trellis Ideas: String
I simply adore this idea because it is one of the simplest on the list! Use anchors and your favorite string (fishing line works too, honestly!) to create your own trellis on the side of your house. Just make sure you use plenty of anchor points to keep the string up and supported.
DIY Trellis Ideas: Sticks
Why not just use what you have? Gather up two old 2x4s and cut even notches into the wood. They need to be in the same spot on both sides so you can string branches across like shelves. Place two old 2x4s into the ground and secure with cement. Once secured, place tree branches across the notches to create a unique looking DIY trellis idea.
DIY Trellis Ideas: Metal
Believe it or not, it’s actually pretty easy to build your own trellis out of metal You’ll need four pieces of 2x4s (to create the frame that the lattice will attach to) and plenty of chicken wire. After you have built the frame, roll the wiring out onto it and then cut the wiring to fit. Attach the wiring with a hammer and nails. Now, all that’s left is to encourage growth.