Here’s how I made some DIY Wall Hanging Planter Boxes! (With help from my wonderful sister and uncle)
Please note that my supplies and steps make six (6) boxes total, so feel free to make more or less.
– Two (2) 1 inch by 4 inch by 8 foot Boards
– One (1) 3 foot by 2 foot Sheet of Plywood
– (48) 1 1/2 inch Screws
– (48) 1 inch Screws
– Hanging Hardware of your choice
– Chicken Wire
– Stable Gun Staples (or an alternative to connecting your chicken wire)
– Succulent Soil (about one (1) bag)
– Moss (whatever kind you like)
1. Cut the plywood into six (6) 12 inch by 12 inch squares
2. Cut the 1 inch by 4 inch by 8 foot boards into twelve (12) 12 inch pieces and twelve (12) ten inch pieces. (4 pieces each box – two (2) twelve inch pieces and two (2) ten inch pieces)
3. Mark 1 inch of space on the edges of all of your twelve inch boards so that you can pre drill screw holes (to prevent the wood from splitting)
4. Drill two (2) evenly spaced screw holes into each end of your twelve inch boards
5. Make the boxes by screwing two (2) twelve inch boards into two (2) 10 inch boards using eight (8) 1 1/2 inch screws
6. Attach the plywood bases with eight (8) 1 inch screws (one on each corner and on the centers along the edge
7. Attach hanging hardware (the boxes will be pretty heavy once the soil and succulents are added so make sure they are sturdy)
8. Add about 3 inches of succulent soil (you’ll want to leave about 1 inch of room for your moss, chicken wire and plants)
9. Add a thin layer of moss on top of your soil
10. Secure the chicken wire on top of the moss and cut any sharp edges off to make it safe and look clean (so that everything doesn’t fall out when you hang them up)
11. Plant your succulents. You may have to cut the chicken wire in order to fit the roots of your plants (I did)
12. Let the planter boxes sit for one (1) to two (2) weeks so that the succulents can expand and settle into the soil. Put the boxes on their side to check if they are secure. If not let them set for another week
13. Hang them up!
Thank you so much watching my video!
If you have any questions leave them in the comments.
I didn’t waterproof or stain my boxes but I do recommend protecting the wood from rotting