Wood Planter for the Wall

Hey guys!

I am in FULL outdoor mode at the moment as I am sure many of you have noticed!  My latest project??  This super cute Wall Planter!  I made this bad boy in less than an hour and for under $20!

Wall Planter

How fun is that??

This is a super simple project!  Here is what you will need…

1 – 2x4x8 piece of pine wood

1 – 2x6x8 piece of pine wood

1- 1x3x6 piece of pine wood


Wood Glue and finish nails

Spray Paint

2-3′ of rope

9 small clay pots

First start by making your cuts!

I made 2 cuts from the 2×4 piece at 34.5″ each.

Sides of Wood Wall Planter

Next cut your 2×5 into 3 pieces that will each measure 14″ long.

Shelf Pieces for Wall Planter

I attached mine using my Kreg Jig and pocket hole screws, but you can also use wood screws from the outside and fill with wood putty.

Here is where I placed my pocket holes…

Wood Wall Planter Shelves

I attached them to my side boards.  Each one is 13.5″ apart.

Wood Wall Planter DIY

Now I added a small trim piece with my 1×3 using wood glue and finish nails.  From the side it looks like this!

Step 3 Hanging Planter

Next I used my drill to place a 3/8″ hole in the top of each side piece…

Drill Hole for Hanging Planter

I have found a great way to fill pocket holes and other holes is using 3M Wood Filler !

3M Wood Filler

Just squeeze some out into each hole…

Wood Putty

Use a scraper to even it out!

Scraper for Wood Putty

And there you go!

Putty for pocket hole

After the putty dried I gave the whole thing a coat of black spray paint!

Now for the fun part!  After the paint dried I used a sander to distress the whole thing a bit.

Your final step is adding your rope!  The rope likes to ravel a bit, so I wrapped my edges with painter’s tape  like this…

3m Blue Tape on rope

Then, just pull it off after you tie your knots!

That’s it!  I hung mine using a cute metal garden hook.  I used a masonry bit to drill a hole in the brick and used a masonry screw to hold the hook in place.

I filled each of my cute little pots with some Vinca vine and I was set!

Here are a few more shots!

Hanging Wall Planter

Hanging Planter with Rope

Wall Planter

Isn’t that super fun!?  It filled a blank space I had on the back of my house perfectly!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I would LOVE for you to pin and share my planter with your peeps!  Happy building!


  • Allison

    We made this last weekend and we love it! Thanks for the instructions. I found a $5 moose head hook at Marshalls and it was totally worth it. I’m looking for a place to find cheap pots and plants if anyone has any ideas!

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  • Urban Cowgirls

    Here’s a photo if I can attach it right :)

    • Urban Cowgirls

      It worked!

  • Urban Cowgirls

    I just made this planter to hang inside my condo near the window. I made some slight adjustments but the design was you. Thanks so much for posting I learned a lot from your helpful blog.

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  • Jill Marr Griffin

    Do you remember if you used flat or glossy paint on this? I have my pieces cut and ready for a last minute gift. Thanks

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  • swedie

    ow did you put the hook into the brick??

  • TexasDrew

    Great Idea, will do this next and post pics for my update.Keep up the great ideas.

  • Andrew

    Where is that garden hook from? I can’t find a garden hook that looks that nice and can hang the planter flush against the wall!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Hobby lobby… They sell online too! You can also use an indoor hook and spray it with a water seal spray to protect the finish. Hope this helps!

  • Jackie Toye

    Definitely going on the To Do List!!

  • Meg

    I love this! I just don’t understand the pocket hole screws, Could you explain that further? I really want to give this a try

  • Dakota Creek Chic

    Turned out so cute!! I love the black!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much!!

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    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Jen!!

  • Jennifer Hill

    That looks amazing, you do such a great job at everything… I just pinned this and will put it on my to do list. Keep it up!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Jennifer! I appreciate it!

  • Ricki

    Oh I like this. Might just have to pin it for a later project….

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Awesome Ricki! Thank you!!

  • Debbie Herfkens

    I love all your posts and for someone who has absolutely no skill, you make everything seem doable….

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Aww thanks Debbie! We try to keep them quick and easy!