I have a couple of trellises in my garden that I bought years ago. I think they add so much charm and beauty, especially when my vines grow up their sides. Of course, I have a trellis or two for my vegetable garden as well, you know, for when the tomatoes and beans begin to grow. I was looking at those trellises just the other day and thought to myself that I’ll bet there’s a great way to make your own trellis, instead of spending so much money at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Well, guess what I found? I found so many wonderful ways that you can make your own garden trellis, and these are perfect whether you’re looking to add structure to your flower garden or you need something to keep those tomato vines from falling over. Many of these are made with upcycled items, which make them great. I always love a gardening projects and tips, just like this list of our 100 gardening hacks and pro tips.
I have to say, my garden is my favorite place in the world. There is just so much beauty in flowers and it’s so relaxing to just sit and watch the world pass by. That’s why I originally bought a trellis – just to add a bit of beauty to the area. And that’s why I love these DIY trellis ideas. You can literally make these in less than a day and they offer such beauty and charm to any garden area. You can even pair them up with one of these 25 DIY garden stepping stones to really add some charm and uniqueness.
Whether you want a beautiful trellis made out of cedar or you would like to try your hand making one from an old bicycle wheel – yes, there’s one of those in here – I’m sure that you are going to love this collection of easy DIY trellises to add to your garden. As always, let me know which one you’ve tried and which is your favorite. Happy gardening!
1. DIY Bamboo Pole Pea Trellis
You can easily build a bamboo pole trellis that is strong enough to help those heavier plants as they grow. You’ll need bamboo of course, and if you’re in the south, wild bamboo grows just about everywhere so this one may not cost you anything. Just tie it all together with some twine. This is not only great for veggie gardens, but is a beautiful trellis to build in your flower garden as well.
2. Elegant Copper Garden Trellis
You can build a truly unique garden trellis with some copper pipe. This would be gorgeous in the flower garden and is perfect for allowing those vining plants to climb. There are so many different ways that you can design your own copper garden trellis and every single one will be long lasting and unique, sort of like your own little garden artwork.
3. Easy DIY Crib Rail Trellis
You can easily build a trellis in the garden that really doesn’t even require any building when you use an old crib rail. Take that old baby bed – which you may have on hand or you can find at a yard sale or thrift store – and take the rails off. Then just stand them up or hang them from a garden wall to create a beautiful trellis that requires very little work.
4. Freestanding Flower Trellis
Treated lumber is perfect for building a trellis as it will withstand years of weather. You can use pretreated lumber to create a gorgeous flower trellis and it’s not that difficult to build. I love that this one has dimension and isn’t just a one sided trellis. It’s perfect for adding character to the flower garden and is sure to become your favorite garden accessory.
5. Scrap Board Vertical Container Garden Trellis
This trellis not only adds dimension so your flower garden, it doubles as a vertical garden so you can hang your container planters on it. It’s a really easy build with scrap boards that you may have left over from other projects and when you paint it, it’s a colorful addition to your flower garden that gives you loads of space to hang planters.
6. Easy DIY A-Frame Trellis
This easy to build a-frame trellis is perfect for your cucumbers or you could build it in your flower garden to help add character and give your vines a place to climb. You just nail your boards together in an A shape and then add wire to give vines a place to grab on. You can build one of these in about 15 minutes or less and it won’t cost much depending on what you have on hand.
7. Living Garden Trellis
Some wire is about all you need to build this living garden trellis, which is absolutely stunning when your plants grow in. Just choose a pattern or design and make it with galvanized wire. You can hang it right on the outside wall of your home or a fence. Then, choose plants that will cover the trellis and watch as they transform that wire into a beautiful garden structure right before your eyes.
8. Beautiful Arched Trellis
This arch is great for growing squash, which tends to take over in the garden if you don’t watch it carefully. You can also build this for your flower garden and use it to support your larger vines and plants. You’ll need PVC pipe, some wire and glue and that’s it. Just glue your PVC pipe together for each side and then weave it into wire fencing.
9. DIY Obelisk Garden Trellis
These standalone trellises are gorgeous and perfect for supporting those huge sunflowers. Imagine seeing these beauties in your garden just overflowing with gorgeous sunflowers! They’re really easy to build, too and would be perfect for a number of vegetables if you don’t really want or need them in the flower garden.
10. DIY Branch Trellis In A Pot
You can use twigs and branches to build a trellis and hold it all together in a planter. This is a wonderful way to keep your garden all natural and it certainly does have a rustic appeal to it, doesn’t it? It’s pretty easy to build and shouldn’t take you long. Plus, the branches and twigs are free, so if you have a large pot, then this one won’t cost you anything at all to build.
11. Wagon Shaped Vegetable Trellis
Some cattle panels, fence stakes, and twist ties are all you need to create this great trellis that is perfect for peas and cucumbers. It has a nice covered wagon shape and it’s not that difficult to build. Plus, it’s got plenty of room for all of those vine type vegetable plants to grow and they have plenty of support while they’re growing.
12. Updated Aluminum Cage Trellis
So you know that you can buy aluminum cages that will support your plants as they grow, right? Did you also know that you can turn those cages into beautiful sculpture styled trellises? If you have old cages that maybe need an update, this is the perfect way to give them a little charm and make them suitable for the flower garden. Just add wooden finials or whatever you want to the top to give them a decorative look.
13. Simple Cedar Garden Trellis
Some cedar wood and lattice can be used to create a beautiful trellis that also doubles as a privacy fence. If your backyard seems too open and you want a bit of privacy from neighbors, you can build this trellis and then once your plants latch on and begin to climb, you have complete privacy in your backyard.
14. DIY Elegant Garden Trellis
This little trellis is beautiful and elegant and much easier to build than you may imagine. You’ll need quite a bit of lumber but if you have boards left over from other projects, you can use those and save on the overall cost. It’s a pretty easy build and looks lovely once it’s standing in the garden with plants climbing it.
15. Easy DIY Squash And Melon Trellis
This easy to build trellis is perfect to offer support to melon and squash plants. It’s made with wire, rebar and electrical conduit pipe and really resembles the springs from a baby crib, which would also work if you need a quick and easy garden trellis. This one is pretty simple and offers great support since you drive it into the ground – those plants can grow to hundreds of pounds and still not take this trellis down.
16. Repurposed Clothesline Trellis
If you want something really cheap and really easy to do, this abandoned clothesline trellis is a great idea. You use twine to let the plants climb and hang the twine from an old clothesline. If you don’t have an old clothesline to use, you can also do this same concept next to a fence or other structure.
17. Bean Pole Teepee Trellis
Bean pole teepees are a tradition here in the south. Many gardeners use this concept to keep those plants upright and strong and for good reason. This is one of the easiest trellises to build and it’s a really strong one that won’t cave to the weight of your plants. You can also use this in the flower garden to showcase those climbing beauties and it requires very few materials and just a little time to build.
18. Easy DIY Bike Rim Trellis
For climbing plants, it’s important to have great support. That’s what you get with this easy to build bike rim trellis. Plus, this is really great looking and would be perfect in the veggie or flower garden. You’ll need two old bike rims plus some wire, garden twine and a metal bar. This is a pretty simple trellis to build and looks great when it’s finished. If you don’t have old bike rims, you can normally find them at yard sales for really cheap.
19. Intricate Wooden Wall Trellis
However you choose to design your trellis, this is a great way to display those favorite flowers and plants. This one has a pretty simple design and is really easy to build. It stands at a wall and has a great decorative quality, so if you’re looking for something that looks as good as it functions, this is a good choice.
20. DIY Wall Attached Trellis Panels
You can build several trellises, if you have several plants to support, and create a great design in your garden area. If you’re looking for a trellis for flowers and decorative plants, these wall attached trellis panels are perfect. They’re pretty and they do a wonderful job of offering support for heavier plants. Plus, they’re fairly easy to build and you can do as many or as few as you need.