10 DIY Trellis Ideas That'll Enhance Any Garden

Go for a simple wire wall display or build a wooden pergola.

Often the foundation of gardens, trellises can take many forms and serve a variety of purposes. Typically made of wood or metal bars, the framework is commonly used to support climbing plants or fruit trees. Freestanding versions like pergolas can easily define pathways while providing a bit of shade and privacy. Some are meant to beautify plain walls with vibrant, flowering vines. Others can give veggies like cucumbers room to grow properly in a garden.

While there are plenty of trellises available to shop online, making your own can ensure you get exactly what you want. You can personalize it based on your gardening needs and style preferences. Plus, it can oftentimes be more budget-friendly! If you're not sure where to start, we have you covered. Ahead, browse DIY trellis ideas dedicated gardeners have dreamt up. From a wood honeycomb-shaped trellis to one fashioned from copper pipes, these displays serve as major inspiration for any garden.

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1 Garden Arch Trellis
arch trellis
iron and twine

Make a statement at the entrance to your garden or along a scenic path with an arch trellis. For this one, blogger Michelle Cannon Smith used wire fencing and metal fence stakes to display climbing roses.

Get the tutorial at Iron & Twine.

2 Criss-Cross Wall Trellis
wall trellis
Censational Style

Liven up your patio with a criss-cross wall trellis made of wood. Paint it a bright color for a go for a neutral. Blogger Kate Riley designed this white one to frame a European-style water fountain.

Get the tutorial at Censational Style.

3 Wire Trellis
diamond wire trellis on brick wall
salvaged living

For something simple yet totally customizable, use wire secured to a wall in any design to want. This diamond-shaped trellis by Salvaged Living accentuates a formerly bare brick wall.

Get the tutorial at Salvaged Living.

4 Ladder Trellis
trellis ladder in front porch
ashbee design

Tuck a ladder trellis made of branches into a corner of your home's exterior. Hanging pots hold the plants while the branches allow them to spread to form a stunning display.

Get the tutorial at Ashbee Design.

5 Honeycomb Trellis
honeycomb trellis on wood fence
mama needs a project

The best part about this honeycomb trellis? You can make as many hexagons as you need and arrange them any way you want. Blogger Mama Needs a Project used a light wood stain to make this one pop against the wood fence.

Get the tutorial at Mama Needs a Project.

6 Copper Trellis
copper trellis
33 shades of green

Introduce a little metallic elegance into your garden with this trellis made of copper pipes. Over time, it will age for a beautiful patina. Plant anything from climbing hydrangea to morning glories, like the blogger behind 33 Shades of Green did here.

Get the tutorial at 33 Shades of Green.

7 Pallet Cucumber Trellis
pallet trellis
lovely greens

Growing cucumbers? Repurpose a heat-treated wood pallet into a trellis to make the process easier. The only other material you need is twine, and you're good to go. No tools are required!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Greens.

8 Rustic Trellis
rustic trellis with dog under it
ellen ogden

For a natural look, build a trellis made of arching branches. This one in author and gardener Ellen Ecker Ogden's garden is proof the effort required to make it was worth it.

Get the tutorial at Ellen Ogden.

9 Simple Trellis
ladder
gina michele

Anyone can make this basic, budget-friendly trellis. All you need is lumber, woos screws, and primer. Add some paint or a wood stain if you want to take it to the next level.

Get the tutorial at Gina Michele.

10 Pergola
pergola
a piece of rainbow

A pergola can easily define any outdoor gathering area. This one requires a bit of heavy lifting considering its size, but it'll impress anyone who passes by—especially once it's covered in flowering or fruiting vines.

Get the tutorial from A Piece of Rainbow.

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