Pretty Pot Trellis
Craft this trellis with clay pots and easily change the look of it by swaping out your favorite plants each year.
Have some old clay pots lying around? Brighten up a bare fence or wall with this simple pot trellis. You can change the look as often as you like—just unhook the pots and pop in fresh plants.
But before hit the workshop to build your trellis, measure the area you wish to cover. You can build a trellis yourself with leftover scrap wood using nails to hold it together. Or you can buy a trellis to suit the site or cut one to fit. You may wish to stain or paint it with exterior paint first. Then place the trellis in its spot, making sure the horizontal bars are sturdy enough to hold the weight of potted plants.
Follow the directions below, and you'll have a great place to grow an herb garden or colorful wall of annuals.
- Wood trellis
- Clay pots, various sizes
- Galvanized wire
- Potting soil
- Plants or herbs of your choosing
To fashion a pot loop, bend a length of galvanized wire to fit snugly beneath each pot rim.
Twist one end of the wire over itself and pinch tight with pliers, leaving one long end free for hanging.
Bend the long end of the wire to make a hook that fits snugly over a horizontal piece of trellis.