I had a few Pothos plants in my home office that were getting too big. They were beginning to take over my desk and even starting to attach themselves to my wall for extra support! That gave me the idea to make a trellis to keep them contained.
I had considered buying one for a split second, but that’s not really my style. I had some old embroidery hops from a floral wreath craft project and decided that the circles would make a decorative trellis that could also be used as wall art.
If you want to make your own, grab the supplies and follow the steps below! Be sure to check out the tips before you get started.
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Circle Trellis Supplies
Note: My Pothos plant was grown from cuttings and I got my original plant from a local store. I added a link above for a plant that can be shipped to you if you can’t find one locally.
Tips on choosing and arranging your plant
- Pothos, the plant I used, is also called Devil’s Ivy because it’s difficult to kill. If you don’t have much experience with gardening, try this type of plant!
- If you have cats, you should avoid some plants. Pothos is one of them! Check to make sure the plant you want is safe for your fur babies.
- If you’re buying a new plant, consider repotting it in a larger container first so it has room to grow.
- Consider the future weight of your plant. If you get something like a Monstera, it will be heavier than a Pothos and you will need a more substantial trellis material to support that.
- If you’ve had your plant for a while, detangle the stems/leaves first. That will make it easier to hang them.
- Work with the natural growth of your plant. Don’t try to position it in ways it doesn’t want to bend.
Types of plants that grow well on an indoor trellis
- Burros Tail
- Bleeding Heart
- Betel Leaf Plant – this one is edible!
Step 1: Arrange your circles
The first thing you want to do is loosen the fastener and remove the inner embroidery hoop. Then, lay all of your circles out so you can decide how you want them arranged on the wall.
Step 2: Tie the circles together
Using your twine, tie the circles together in the order you want them.
This can be loose and messy at first. You just want to be sure you like the way they look when you get them on the wall.
Step 3: Hang your trellis
Hang your trellis on your wall of choice. Is it what you envisioned?
If not, take it down and move the circles around until you’re happy.
If so, clean up the loose ends of the ties.
Step 4: Add your plant
Get your plant in there! Work with the natural growth of the stems to position it around the circles.
Tie it into place where it makes sense. Don’t tie the knot too tight though! The plant needs room to adjust and grow.
I very much enjoy walking into my home office every morning and seeing this piece of art growing and changing! People on my Zoom meetings are enjoying it too, which is a bonus.
If you like upcycling and plants as much as I do, check out some of my other craft projects for plants!
- DIY Oui Jar Planters
- DIY Succulent Planter from Beer Cans
- DIY Planter from Upcycled Tin Cans
- DIY Simple Macrame Plant Hanger
I hope you enjoyed this one! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.