**This post is sponsored by The Home Depot**
Hi and welcome to the Home Depot DIH Workshop (Do It Herself) Virtual Party, I hope you brought your green thumb with you! Vertical planters, succulents and space friendly gardening are quite the rage and this project will help you add this trend to your home. The Home Depot’s DIH Workshop this month is to learn how to make this really cool Vertical Succulent Garden.
Today I’m participating in a virtual party with 9 bloggers to show how we customized the Vertical Succulent Garden for our homes.
Here is what you’ll learn at the free demonstrative workshop: Learn to build a vertical succulent garden. Join our associate-led demonstration and you’ll be shown how to use carpenter’s tools to measure and cut the wood to create a beautiful and space-saving vertical garden for succulents. In addition, you’ll see a demonstration of the safe use of common project tools like saws, drills and nailers. At the end of the workshop, store associates can help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instructions, demonstrations, and some hands on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. For more information, contact your local Home Depot store.
The Home Depot is offering a DIH workshop to teach you how to make this cool vertical succulent garden and will help you become comfortable with the power tools needed to create it. About the workshops:
- The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.
- There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
- Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
- Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more.
- The Home Depot would love to hear about your workshop experience – give your feedback Workshop Feedback Survey
- Share your project creations with hashtag #DIHWorkshop
Make sure to get registered to attend the free workshop at your local Home Depot on Thursday, April 20 @ 6:30pm! ——> Register Here
My custom version —> The Arrow Vertical Succulent Planter
Making the Arrow Vertical Succulent Planter
I have a few narrow walls in the house that are bare and can really use some love. I decided to create my vertical succulent planter into a 3-feather arrow shape, perfect for a narrow wall. When making the arrow planter, I kept with the same process that you’ll learn at the DIH workshop but changed the shape into a chevron.
The planter box is made from 1×4’s.
I used screws to assemble the 90 deg peaks in the middle and the brad nailer to get the 45 deg pieces on the sides. Once the arrow boxes were assembled I traced each one onto 1/2″ plywood and cut out the back plywood pieces with a jig saw. I stained my arrow boxes and back pieces with Varathane Kona and let that dry overnight.
I rolled out the chicken wire, snipped it into the chevron shape and used a hand stapler to attach it to the inside of the arrow. (This pic is for the first arrow, on subsequent arrows I used less chicken wire.) This part got a little tricky because the arrows are smaller than the stapler, but it works to staple near the edge.
I trimmed a piece of weed guard for each arrow and placed it over the chicken wire.
Now time for the soil. I used the succulent blend potting mix and filled each arrow box full.
Once the box was full of soil, I placed the arrow back on the corresponding arrow and nailed it on with a brad nailer.
Now the fun part, adding the succulents. I cut a hole in the weed guard and used my finger to clear away room for the roots and placed the succulent into the planter.
You’ll need a lot of succulents to make the planter look full, or wait until the succulents grow and fill in the planter. I bought 34 succulents at first and went back for 10 more.
The result is super fun though!
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