A budget-friendly plant wall can be made with regular household items. Indoor plant walls are growing in popularity with many homeowners preferring them. These plant walls are relatively easy to put together and allow you to display your favourite plants in a unique and eye-catching way.

Here is a guide on how you can create your unique wall.

Materials you will need:

  • Scissors
  • A drill
  • Stapler
  • Fabric shoe organiser
  • Plastic pots
  • Potting soil
  • Wall hooks
  • Plants
Wall hanging planter with various ornamental plants hanging on wall

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Creating your DIY Plant Wall

Pick the right location

When creating a plant wall, choose the right location for your plants. Ensure that you choose a structurally strong wall that can handle the weight of your hanging plants. Pick a wall that receives natural light throughout the day, not too much harsh sunlight as this will burn your plants.

Use your shoe fabric organiser

For this type of wall plant, you will recycle your old fabric shoe organisers and use the shoe pockets. To ensure that water from the plants does not leak through the fabric and damage the wall behind, you need to line the shoe fabric pockets with high-quality plastic.

Pick your plants

Picking the right plants for your plant wall will have a big impact on the success of your plant wall. Decide on plants with similar light and water requirements. Succulent plants shouldn’t be paired with humidity-loving plants as this will hurt your plant wall.

The success of your wall also depends on the location you place your wall plant on. Your plant wall’s light requirements depend entirely on the plants you decide to grow. Plants like pothos and ivy tend to look great on indoor plant walls.

Prepare the Plants

This DIY plant wall does not have an irrigation system, so removing and watering the plants will be ideal. Ensure that the pots are the right size to fit into each shoe fabric pocket.

Before placing them on the shoe fabric, make sure your plants are potted well enough and have been watered. Allow excess water to drain from the bottom of the pots before placing them on your fabric wall.

Assemble the Plant Wall

Once you have potted and watered all of your plants, it is time to assemble the finished plant wall. Hang your fabric shoe organisers first before adding the plants to ensure it is secure and safe.

Use your electric drill to fasten your wall hooks for a sturdy wall support. Once your plant wall is secure, add the plants and organise them until you are satisfied with the overall appeal.

3 pocket wall hanging planter.

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Once your plant wall is assembled the care requirements will be ensuring the plants receive enough water and appropriate light.


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