Learn how to build this DIY Wood Planter for the Wall with free plans by Shanty2Chic! This is the perfect outdoor planter to add style to your outdoor space!

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!

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
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!


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  1. Well $60 and 3 hours in and I’m nowhere near done……I followed the instructions and I have to say I wish I hadn’t because the wood I bought was way too thick and bulky. It weights a ton and now I can’t find a hook rated to hold that much. I would have just purchased one of these if I knew how costly and time consuming this would be.

  2. Hi great idea I am wondering what size clay pots you used and what are the final dimensions of rack? Thank you Renee