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DIY Garden Trellis

As I look out my office window, I see this beautiful garden trellis, but it has not always been a beautiful view.

When I started my search for a ready-made garden screen trellis, none of them were large enough, and the prices were over budget like this one I found at Wayfair. It was only 6 feet wide, priced at $355.99, and  I needed 3 of them, so that would have been $1,067.97.

Suppose I would have a trellis I had to make it, so I drew up a plan and went lumber shopping to see if I could make it for less. It cost $322.00 to make, so I loaded up my truck, and the Garden Trellis DIY project was underway.

Garden trellis with lanterns, privacy screen

Garden Trellis with lantern

How to Build a Garden Trellis

My view before building the privacy screen trellis was uninspiring and downright ugly. So I wanted something really amazing and inspiring. I had been thinking about doing something for a few years, and I never put it at the top of my to-do list, but that all changed this month since I took the blogger DIY knock-off challenge, and it was the one special thing I wanted to accomplish.

Before Garden Screen Trellis, awful view

Before Garden Screen Trellis

I thought I would replace this old rotten fence with the garden screen trellis, but as you can see, the unsightly storage, including trash cans, would be exposed. So I went back to planning the fence/trellis. Unfortunately, I had to replace the privacy fence to hide my neighbor’s trash and storage; it was not the look I wanted, but I could live with it.


Building the trellis in sections, beautiful garden feature

Building the trellis in sections

Garden Trellis Plantings 

The garden trellis needed to coordinate with the other wood structures in our yard and garden, such as obelisk, birdhouses, window flower boxes, DIY shutters, hose posts, and the floating deck, lanterns, and the side table.

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Garden Screen Trellis before lanterns, how to plans

Garden Screen Trellis before lanterns

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I choose some jasmine to climb and two cone-shaped bushes. After planting those, I planted moonflower and morning glory seeds between the jasmine so it would fill in the trellis this summer with flowers and greenery.

Plants for the trellis garden, free trellis plans

Plants for the trellis garden

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The garden trellis screen looked great, but I wanted to add some more details. A hanging planter was what I decided to add to both ends with these simple brackets.

Hanging planter, garden screen trellis

Hanging planter

DIY Trellis with Moon Flowers

DIY Trellis with Moon Flowers

I choose the plants for full sun to part sun location since this trellis is on the north side of the house and gets some morning and afternoon sun. I will be posting that full how to so please subscribe to receive that straight to your inbox. Added Mr. Frog to help keep the soil moist.

Hanging planter with watering frog, easy how to plans

Hanging planter with watering frog

Adding Special Details:

I really liked how it turned out, but I could only enjoy it during the day, and I wanted to see it at night too, so what could I do? I thought of making some lanterns using our famous lantern pattern and using a solar light inside it. More to come on how to make these lanterns; to be sure you don’t miss it subscribe to the newsletter below:

Solar light for lanterns, garden feature

Solar light for lanterns

I love the cracked shadow pattern these solar globes make.

Solar Lantern, garden screen trellis

Solar Lantern

Another detail I added was custom wooden brackets for the lanterns.

Lanterns, garden screen trellis


Trellis at dusk, solar lanterns and garden screen

Trellis at dusk

Night Time Trellis, featuring solar lanterns,Night Time Garden Screen Trellis DIY

Night Time Garden Trellis

I loved the nighttime look so much I added 3 more solar lights. The Garden Screen Trellis DIY is complete.

Solar lantern, garden trellis

Solar lantern

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Floating deck watering station

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four DIY Raised Garden Beds sitting in the grass

DIY Raised Garden Beds


Thank you so much for stopping by. Would you mind letting me know what you think in the comments below?

Happy spring,


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Thursday 9th of September 2021

I was hoping to see how you made the curved part of the lamp holder, guess you free handed it? Im making a lamp now, lights should deliver here tomorrow, thanks for the great idea

Anan Niamul

Sunday 25th of July 2021

I have found the concept really very helpful for me and the way you have covered up the things are so excellent to know. Thanks for sharing with us.


Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Wow! Very nice! You are very talented to do such beautiful things! For 2 years now I have not been able to put my yard in order and install lanterns on it. How beautiful you did it, just amazing. I really like it when the yard is decorated with wood products, it always looks very harmonious with nature and with everything around. And this fence is also very beautiful! And the fact that it is decorated with flowers and a lantern is generally superb, but you still can't help and write where you bought everything that you used? Would really help, thanks!

Climbing Frames

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Here we get to know about garden trellis information in detail. It helps us to decide that which one is best among its types. I enjoyed reading this article and would suggest others it as well. Thank you for this article! This is really very informative for us.I found this Having loads of data, if possible do have a look.


Sunday 14th of February 2021

Wow! I LOVE this trellis! You did a fantastic job! We just had a store bought vinyl trellis attached to our wooden fence. But the fence pickets are old and breaking apart and the trellis is barely hanging on. Your trellis is beautiful and I love your lanterns you added! You really upped the beauty of your home! Thank you soooo much for sharing! I think my hubby and I have a spring project ahead! 😁

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