DIY Vertical Tabletop Planter

This weekend, I made a diy vertical tabletop planter and I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out. Originally, I wanted to make a large vertical succulent planter to hang on the deck but I don’t really have a place to hang it. Also, small succulents are about $3 each which adds up to more than I wanted to spend. I decided to scale it back and diy a vertical tabletop planter instead.

diy vertical tabletop planter

Once I gathered all the supplies, the whole project took about an hour to complete.

diy vertical tabletop planter

Sedum Paver- Home Depot

Tabletop Picture frame

Wood Box the size of the picture frame. ( You could also use a shadow box for the vertical tabletop planter just be sure to remove the glass.)

Staple gun and staples

Chicken Wire

Wire Cutters

Glue Gun and glue sticks

Bamboo Skewer or something similar

Scissors

diy vertical tabletop planter

When I saw the sedum paver at home depot, it checked all my boxes- pretty, low maintenance and it can take sun and or shade. Translation: pretty, hard to kill and a lot of bang for the buck. A project I could actually get done before it dies.

diy vertical tabletop planter

Trim the chicken wire to the size of the picture frame using the wire cutter. I just eyeballed the frame size and cut the chicken wire. If you want to be more precise, you can measure the frame and mark the dimensions on the chicken wire.

diy vertical tabletop planter

Once the chicken wire is cut to the size of the frame, staple the chicken wire to the back side of the frame. To get the staples flush with the wood, I had to use both hands on the staple gun. Since I was the only one home, I put the frame on the floor and used my foot to keep the frame and wire from slipping while I stapled.

 

diy vertical tabletop planter

After the chicken wire is stapled to the back of the frame, trim the edges with the wire cutters.

diy vertical tabletop planter

Now you are ready to work on the back of the planter box to make it vertical. Remove the frame stand from the back of the picture frame and attach it to the back of the planter box with two screws.

diy vertical tabletop planter

This is what the planter box should look like when the frame stand is attached. Now you are ready to add the sedum paver.

 

diy vertical tabletop planter

Turn the sedum paver upside down and mark the back of tile with the frame measurements. To mark the back for cutting, I made cut marks with scissors. The frame I used was 5″x 7″. I measured 7″ from a corner and made a cut with the scissors. Then I measured 5″ in and made another cut mark.

On the back of the sedum paver is a mesh grid. Using scissors, cut out the section of sedum paver to fit the planter box. Take the piece of sedum paver and put it into the planter box.

diy vertical tabletop planter

 

diy vertical tabletop planter

Place the frame on top of the planter box and gently pull the plants through the chicken wire. I started on the edge of the frame and worked my way to the center. To pull the plants through the wire, I used a bamboo skewer. Make sure all the plants around the edge of the planter box are pulled through the chicken wire frame. Finish the vertical tabletop planter by hot gluing the frame to the planter box. Fluff the plants with the bamboo skewer, water and the planter is complete.

diy vertical tabletop planter

 

 

diy vertical tabletop planter

 

diy vertical tabletop planter

What do you think? Have you made a vertical planter? I am off to finish setting up the deck and find a spot for my new diy vertical tabletop planter. I also have to finish planting some flowers. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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