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.
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.
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.
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.
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.