I received some questions on this DIY plant wall featured in my post on Styling your plants last week. I made a quick DIY with materials that I had on hand when we updated our guest room last year. I am all for using what you have, and I thought I’d share the quick DIY today.
I purchased this piece of drag (I believe that is what it’s called, it looks like rusty fencing) from a local antique market for $2.00, and it sat in the basement for a year. When I planned out the guest space I knew I wanted to have plants cover the majority of this wall but wasn’t sure how. Since the space was being completed on a timeline for the One Room Challenge, I didn’t have a lot of time, so I was very excited when I came across the drag again! It was rusty but had great texture, and I knew a good coat of spray paint would clean it up.
Next, I had to figure out a plant pocket of sorts. I found some felt leftover from a project, so I tried that. I knew I could line it with plastic to keep any water issues away. The objective was to hold the plants simply. I knew I could take them out to water them thoroughly.
I then used leather ties to make the pockets and tie them to the metal drag.
I ended up spacing out four pockets that fit 3- 4 inch pots.
I threaded the leather through the top to hang the planter.
I didn’t photograph the furniture pads I added to the corners to prevent the metal from scratching the wall. But I highly recommend it.
I added easy-care plants that don’t require a lot of fuss. Pothos, Philodendrons, and Maranta leuconeura (Prayer Plants) require med to low light. I like mixing the heights so that some trail and others grow taller.
I loved how it turned out. Looks great in the guest room. I liked it so much I took a second piece and hung it on my covered porch.
Black Spray Paint
Six feet of Black Felt
Three feet of Leather Strip
One 5 feet of Vintage Drag (looks like fencing)
That’s it. Quick and easy plant wall and I upcycled all the materials. A Win-Win!
Until next time,
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Easy DIY Plant wall first appeared on A Life Unfolding.
What a great idea for repurposing those drag chains!!! Yeah, an old boyfriend used to drive a little Zamboni-type cart around the baseball fields (he worked for Parks and Rec.) dragging the fields before games each time he worked… 🙂 But, I like this use better! The links are a pretty scallop and are perfect for hanging plants. Beautiful!!!
Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy both of your plant hangers,
I just love your creative ingenuity! What a fun way to brighten up any room.
What a great idea it look really cool. I can wait to try this.
This is so creative. I love it.
Very unique upcycle that looks great in your bedroom and on your porch. You’re very creative!
Great idea, I love upcycling items in our home too!
What about watering the plants, won’t it ruin the felt?
Good catch. I ended up lining the felt with weed control plastic (which I stapled to the felt) to keep the plants from draining onto the felt and the floor! 🙂
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