The summer is in full swing, and so are garden works. If you are a keen gardener and have flowers and veggies of all kinds, you may need a trellis for some of them. A trellis is an architectural structure, usually made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting pieces of wood, bamboo or metal that is normally made to support and display climbing plants, especially shrubs. If you need one but don’t have it, don’t buy – just make one yourself! Here are some DIYs that can help you.
Plants such as beans, peas, squash, cucumbers, indeterminate tomatoes and some flowers such as sweet peas and nasturtium can all climb if you let them. Make a cool and simple bamboo teepee trellis for your plants, it won’t take much time and won’t cost a lot. Read the tutorial for details and make a cool trellis or several of them. Get inspired!
Repurpose your old garden tools into a very simple trellis with a rustic touch. The piece isn’t modern but looks very fun, read how to make this whimsy piece fast and without spending any money, all the supplies are already at hand!
This colorful and bright piece is made using a usual clothes rack – so simple and just for a couple of bucks! This cheap, super cute trellis will hold your plants and blooms and will bring a burst of color to your outdoor space. Paint it any color you like, here it’s bright purple, and enjoy the fun and whimsy look.
This is a large trellis – it’s a whole obelisk, not just a trellis! This is a great and inexpensive DIY that can be used for roses, sweet peas or even squash in the garden. The piece is built of wood and is painted purple but you may go for any color that you like.
Tuteur is the French word for “trainer”, as in a place for vines, climbing roses, green beans etc. to grow on. You may be more familiar with words like obelisk, teepee, trellis, tower and pyramid. These pieces are built of wood and are left unstained for a natural look, though you may give them any look and color that you like. The pieces are rather large, they can be used for many kinds of plants and flowers, enjoy!
Here’s not only a trellis but a planter with a trellis! The piece is built of wood, the trellis is rather high and is stained rather dark. Such a planter is great for growing all kinds of flowers and for veggies, too, it can be used in many spaces, not only in the garden but for example, indoors or on your balcony – make a home garden with it!
If you like growing cucumbers, peas, pole beans and other veggies, you will need a good durable trellis because they require vertical growing and because you will save much garden space with it. This tutorial will tell you how to make a trellis of a cattle panel, which is a large wire, square grid of fencing. Here the trellis is 5 feet wide by about 12 feet long but the size is up to you depending on the space you have.
This simple and natural-looking trellis is built next to the wall, it’s very tall and the wall will help it be stable, you may even attach it to the wall. The piece is built of cedar lumber and isn’t finished though you may do it yourself. When you are finished building the trellis, don’t forget to prime the bottom of the posts that will go in the ground – this will prevent the wood from rotting.
A trellis in your garden can be both functional and fun! There is nothing saying it has to be a boring wire one from the hardware store. This tutorial will tell you how to build a simple ladder-style trellis for your plants, the piece is built of wood. Paint or stain it as you like to add a bright touch to your outdoor space.
This simple craft is easy to realize and can be even made with kids. The trellis is made of bamboo poles and garden twine, and you won’t need anything else. The little vines cling and twine nicely around string, and this simple trellis is perfect to pack a lot of peas into a small area. Invite your kids to make it together!
A trellis doesn’t have to be made of premade lattice with traditional scrolls at the top – it can be clean, bold and modern. This trellis is attached to the wall to make it cooler with blooms or vines climbing and it’s made of cedar garden stakes. Making it won’t take much time and the result is very cool and fresh, decorate your walls with vines and refresh your outdoors!
Why building the whole trellis if you can repurpose some old furniture? Take an old crib and repurpose its part into a gorgeous trellis! You may leave the part as it is or change it restaining or repainting. This tutorial will tell you how to make a simple trellis of a crib part, it’s great for blooms and can be used for veggies, too.