Let me just admit that plants make me happy. IMO there’s no better gift than a live plant. Maybe it’s because I live alone and they’re living things. Or maybe it’s because my mom has a green thumb and she always surrounded us with plants while growing up. Whatever the reason, plants make me happy.
There’s a reason I’m discussing plants today. I have really been enjoying the cooler fall weather lately. However, it’s a reminder that winter is on the way. Because the cold weather tends to increase my pain, I’m not as active during the winter months and I get the winter blues. In short, I’m stuck indoors way more than I want to be. This year, I’m working on turning that around ahead of time by surrounding myself with greenery from house plants. I’ve made some different types of living walls (and have more planned) and I’d like to share one in particular with you today. Be sure to bookmark my site because I will be sharing them all and plant info related posts over the winter months.
The first wall I created was so easy, anyone can do it (if you can spray paint). In fact, it will probably be one of the easiest D.I.Y. projects you’ll tackle this year. It’s that simple.
What do you need? Picture frames, wall planters, potting soil, house plants.
Let me back up to the beginning because this has been a work in progress over the past several weeks. I bought some (ugly) cheap pictures on the Facebook marketplace and after receiving them, I removed the pictures and trashed them. I kept the frames and cleaned them up and then I spray painted them. I don’t like matchy decor so I painted each one differently. I painted one with a rose gold color, one white, one gray, and one with a combo of gray and white.
While I was waiting on my ugly (lol) pictures to arrive, I ordered some self-watering wall planters on Amazon. They came in a pack of 6 and included the inner and outer planters, wicks for the water as well as hanging hooks. I paid $13.99 for them which I thought was a good deal. They do offer other sizes but for what I wanted, I went with the middle size (5.1 inches).
After planting my pots with plants I bought from a mixture of places: Home Depot, Amazon, and Etsy, I hung my frames on the wall and center the planters in the middle of them. I wasn’t satisfied with the look so I decided to add an extendable rod for the other two planters that I didn’t have frames for. And that’s it. That’s all it took to create my living wall. I did warn you this was an easy DIY project.
My other two plants haven’t arrived yet but when they do, I’ll add a photo of how they look.
Is this something you think you’d like to make? Do you have a favorite D.I.Y. living wall project you’ve created that you’d like to share?
If you like this project, please share on your favorite houseplant or D.I.Y. boards.