Trellises are about as easy to come by as planters. Almost anything that’s upright and has a few arm-like features can be climbed upon by plants. This list will definitely get you thinking about what you can place in your garden for vertical fun:
1) Sticks are the original trellis. If you have sticks available, place them in a tripod-like structure, like a tipi, or if your sticks have many branches, just sink one stick into the ground with many branches for your peas or other veggies to climb upon.
2) Bike Trellis: Line up a few bikes, or bike parts, and you have a colorful trellis for your plants. Imagine peas growing on this cute bike fence…
3) Patio Umbrella Trellis: A broken patio umbrella can have a second life as a trellis. I have one in my garden now.
4) Bamboo and String Trellis: For your more delicate vines a bamboo frame for string is a beautiful trellis.
5) Tipi Trellis: With some long sticks, you can make a tipi trellis that serves to hold up your veggies and vines while providing a great green space for the kids.
6) Wagon Wheel Trellis: Wagon wheels make pretty trellises for climbing roses.
7) Old Window Frame with Chicken Wire: Use an old frame as a trellis with chicken wire attached.
8) Step Ladder Trellis: An old step ladder is an easy trellis to set up.
9) Bike Wheel Trellis: The photo here says it all. It’s a bike wheel totem trellis.
9) Wooden Coat Hanger Trellis: With an accordion-style wooden coat hanger, a few pencils and a paint stirrer, you’ll have a trellis.
10) Screen Door Trellis: Like the old window frame, an old screen door frame works beautifully as a trellis against your house.
11) Ski Trellis: Use skis to set up a trellis for your raspberries.
12) Bookshelf Trellis: An interesting book shelf partially buried in the dirt could make a nice trellis.
13) Sawhorse Trellis: A sawhorse or 2 can make an instant garden trellis.
14) Old Chair Trellis: Use an old wooden chair for a trellis.
15) Stretch of Picket Fence Trellis: If you have a length of picket fence, try using that as a trellis.
16) Rain Pipe Trellis: Our drain pipe on our house is serving as a trellis, and the clapboards, too. Some plants can climb anything.
17) Fence Trellis: Just use a section of your fence to allow a flowering climber, like clematis, take over.
18) Chicken Wire Trellis: Don’t think I need to explain that one.
19) Ladder Trellis: An old ladder can hold up grape vines. You can add some bright paint to give it some pizazz.
20) Barbed Wire Trellis: If you’re handy like this Etsy artist, try making a barbed wire trellis. They’re beautiful.
20-25) Read our original post on DIY trellises for 5 more ideas including a headboard trellis, a baby crib trellis, and innovative stick trellises.