Looking to add some life (and greenery) to your home without breaking the bank? Check out this easy indoor plant wall DIY with succulents!
Succulents are the perfect plants for a DIY plant wall because they don’t require a lot of care and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
You can even use fake succulents as I show in this tutorial. Best of all, it’s made using Dollar Tree supplies so it’s really budget-friendly.
A vertical garden is a great way to add a splash of greenery to your home without taking up too much space.
And what could be more stylish than a succulent wall? If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, why not try your hand at making your own plant wall projects?
This step-by-step guide will show you everything you need to make a vertical wall indoors.
It’s perfect for small space living and you can easily turn it into a living plant wall by using air plants.
If you have a covered patio or porch consider adding outdoor plant walls to your space.
There is nothing like a gorgeous wall garden to make a statement! You can use this same tutorial with small potted plants attached with clay pot hangers.
Supplies needed to make a plant wall with succulents
- Assorted Succulents
- 6 Mini Pallets – Dollar Tree
- Black Foam Board
- Hot Glue Gun
- Large Picture Frame – mine is 20×26
- White Chalk Paint
- Foam Brush
Here’s how to make your own indoor plant wall DIY with succulents:
Choose where to hang your plant wall
First, choose a spot for your plant wall. A blank wall in your living room, bedroom or entryway would be ideal.
I wanted something for my entryway that was a little bit modern and also welcoming. This wall art is exactly what I was envisioning!
Decide on the type of greenery you want to use
Next, you want to decide on the type of greenery you are going to use.
Do you want to use real plants for your vertical garden? Would you rather keep it simple with faux succulents?
I’m all about simplicity these days, so I chose to go with an arrangement of fake succulents.
If I change my mind later, I can easily remove these and switch them out with air plants. Who knows, you may see that at some point!
Determine the layout of your plants
Now you want to determine how you are going to layout your plants. You can go for a classic grid pattern or get creative with a more asymmetrical design.
This is where I took some time and tried different configurations of both the succulents and the small pallets.
First, I tried placing the pallets horizontally. But once I tried vertical, I liked how that filled in the board a little bit better.
Paint the mini pallets
Once you’ve figured out the layout, it’s time to paint the mini pallets. You can also leave them natural or even stain them.
As I was going for a modern look on a black background, I decided to paint them with white chalk paint. When in doubt, go with white paint!
Inexpensive foam brushes work perfectly for these types of simple craft projects. I really need to buy these in bulk as I use them for everything!
A couple of light coats is all that’s needed. It has a whitewash finish which I LOVE!
Hang your succulents
Now it’s time to start hanging your plants. Since my succulents are fake I didn’t need to worry about any soil or moss.
A little hot glue is all that was needed to attach the succulents to the center of each mini pallet.
If you are using real succulents, make sure to use potting soil that drains well – succulents don’t like sitting in wet soil.
Arrange different succulents to each mini pallet to add dimension and texture.
Cut the foam board
Once all the succulents are attached to the pallets, it’s time to get the frame ready.
I lucked out and had an old piece of framed art that was the perfect size for a large plant wall.
The frame measures 20×26 and it fits perfectly in my entryway. Don’t you love when things work out like that?
The front plexiglass of it had become damaged in a move. I simply removed that and cut the foam board to size.
I’m always trying to use things that I have in my home to keep costs down.
I do love the art and will definitely reframe it at some point.
Once the foam is cut just reattach the backing.
If you don’t have an old frame, I definitely recommend checking out thrift stores. You can easily find one for under $5.
Secure mini pallets to foam board
The final step is to secure the mini pallets with succulents to the foam board. It is important to measure and mark where you want each pallet to hang.
I measured in about 2″ from each side and marked where the center would be.
Because the succulent pallets are very light and they are being attached to a foam board, I chose to use hot glue. However, you can also use E-6000.
I just ran a bead of glue along the horizontal wood piece on the back of each mini pallet. Nice and secure!
Hang your plant wall
Now it’s time to hang your plant wall! My frame already had a picture hanger, so I just used marked where I wanted it to hang.
Look how pretty it looks by my front door:
It has a clean and modern look to it and really fills in this wall nicely. I have my eye on this gorgeous black and white rug to go in the entryway. It seems to go with the vibe of the wall art. 😀
And I’m taking a step out of my comfort zone with this modern cowhide rug for my living room. I’ll share updated pics when it’s in place.
So what do you think about my indoor plant wall DIY made for under $20? I’m loving the look of the succulents against the black backdrop.
You would never know it is a simple foamboard from Dollar Tree!
With just a little bit of effort, you’ll have a beautiful plant wall that will add life to any room in your home.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy decorating!
Don’t forget to come back and let me know if you make this fun little project!
Wait…here are even more DIY succulent projects:
- Mini Truck Succulent Planter
- 12 Easy Ways to Decorate with Succulents
- Succulent Pumpkin for the Teal Pumpkin Project
- Mason Jar Succulent Planter
- Wine Cork Succulent Magnets
- Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter
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Indoor Plant Wall DIY with Faux Succulents
If you're ready to add some color and texture to your walls, keep reading for instructions on how to make an indoor plant wall DIY with succulents.
- 6 Assorted Succulents
- 6 Mini Pallets
- Black Foamboard
- Large Picture Frame
- Chalk Paint
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
- Measuring Tape
- Choose where to hang your plant wall.
- Decide on the type of greenery you are going to use.
- Determine how you are going to layout your plants.
- Paint the mini pallets with chalk paint. Let dry.
- Use hot glue to secure a succulent to each mini pallet.
- Trim foam board to fit into a frame for your plant wall.
- Glue each pallet onto the foam board in a pattern that you like.
- Hang your framed plant wall art.
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