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!
11. Wagon Shaped Vegetable Trellis
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.