How-To Build an Indoor Wall Garden

 Hanging Indoor Wall Garden.

Indoor Wall Garden

I first saw the idea for the indoor wall garden on notjustahousewife. We loved the idea so much, we decided we were going to make our own.

So, the materials we used to make the wall garden are (this is to make 3 wall gardens):
Indoor Wall Garden

This is my first how-to, so please bear with me.

You can find all of the things you need for the wall garden from your local hardware store.  We found everything we needed at our nearest Home depot. When you buy the wood, you can request they cut it for you to the proper size.  If you have a saw at home, you can just take home the wood and cut it into 2 foot sections.
Indoor Wall GardenOnce you have the wood for the wall garden cut into 2 foot sections, choose which side you would like to see. On the side that will be facing the wall, measure 1 and 1/2 inches down from the top on both the right and the left, just a few inches from the end, making a small mark on each. These will be the holes for the hose clamps later on.
Indoor Wall Garden  Once you have your marks on the back of your wall garden plank, stretch out the tape measure and line up the two marks that you made. Keeping the tape measure in this location, use the marker and put a small x or dot at 3, 9, 15, and 21 inches.  This is where we will place the hose clamps.  Now, take your drill and drill holes in each of the small x marks you just made.
Indoor Wall Garden   The next step for creating the wall garden, is to tighten the hose clamps, one at a time, around a mason jar. Try to get it pretty tight. Turn the jar around to find the center of the hose clamp (directly behind the tightening screw) and mark it with a small dot.

Indoor Wall Garden

This next part was a bit tricky for me.  In order to get the holes in the hose clamps, we used the drill and a spare piece of wood.  We put the spare piece of wood behind the hose clamp and drilled holes into the hose clamp on the marks we made earlier.  Unfortunately, the drill bit kept sticking and I broke one (or two).  If I were to do this again, I would try to use a hole punch.  I think that would be a tad easier.

The next step is to create the wall attachment for your wall garden.  Take each plank and, on the back, measure over an inch and down 2.5 inches on each side and make a small mark.  Now, take the eyelets from the hanging system and screw them in on the marks.  Take the wire that is provided and tie it to the eyelet with a slight bit of slack in the wire.
Indoor Wall GardenThen, on the side of the wall garden planks without the marks (the front), take 4 of the hose clamps and 4 screws, and attach the hose clamps to the front of the plank.
Indoor Wall Garden   At this point, your wall garden should look something like the image above.  Make sure the hose clamps are level and straight and tighten each screw so that the hose clamps do  not move easily.

Indoor Wall Garden

  Once you have the hose clamps attached to the planks of the wall garden, loosen the hose clamp and slide a mason jar inside so that the lip rests on the hose clamp.  Tighten the clamp to hold the mason jar in place. You should be able to slide the mason jar out easily to make it easier to replace plants of your wall garden as you need/want.

 You could also use these to store utensils or small things in the kitchen or even hang them in a shop to use for tools or other small objects.

What will you plant first in your indoor wall garden? Or will you use your wall garden for something else? Let us know in the comments below what you plan on doing.

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About Thomas Chappell

My name is Tom, I started blogging July of 2013 so I am pretty new to this. I love finding deals on large purchases. I compare products, and what people are saying about them, then I try to find the best price including shipping on them. I also enjoy cooking and eating, so we will be posting some of our recipes.

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17 Responses to How-To Build an Indoor Wall Garden

  1. I love this idea. I already have all my herbs in canning jars, now I just need to mount them. Very nice idea

  2. Katherine says:

    What a super cute idea!! This would be perfect for herbs and it would smell awesome. Thanks for the tutorial .

  3. I love this idea! I would probably use a more decorative board, but it’s really a great project. I’ve never thought of using mason jars before. I have a ton of them too!

  4. Lexie Lane says:

    Plants always give me peace when their inside. This is very cool!

  5. I LOVE this! This is definitely my type of craft. Thank you! I may have to make a few for holiday gifts…. 🙂
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  6. I could see using this as a creative organizer for my daughters crayons, pens, pencils and paint brushes as well.
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  7. Joelen says:

    This is great! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Melanie says:

    Great idea for an indoor herb garden!

  9. Teresa says:

    Great job! There would be tons of uses for this, as someone else hinted at. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. aprila says:

    such a great idea. At least I would remember to water them also since they are inside.

  11. Alicia F. says:

    This is awesome. This would be soooo perfect for a kitchen herb garden. I think I see my next DIY project in the making!!! 😀
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  12. Jess says:

    What type of herbs thrive indoors in this kind of set up? I know my basil plant is pretty resilient but I’m unsure of what else to grow. Also do the jars need any holes on the bottom to drain excess water?

    • As long as there is good light and it is not over watered they grow just not really big. Some herbs work better than others. If you drilled a hole in the bottom they would most likely grow better. I am going to try that once I get a drill bit that will do it without damaging the jars.

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