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Summer is here and if you have been following my recent projects, you know I have been focused on sprucing up my outdoor spaces with simple and creative projects. This Lattice Flower Wall is a warm and welcoming addition to my front porch!
The Project: DIY Lattice Flower Wall
- Wooden garden lattice (available at your local hardware store for under $20)
- 2 cans of Krylon Chalky Finish in Wheat
- 2 cans of Krylon Chalky Finish in Scarlett
- Plastic plant pots
- Cup hooks (they have a hook on one end and screw on the other)
- Washi tape (optional)
- Garden flowers/potting soil
- Tarp or drop cloth
- Prep your spray painting area. It is important to spray outside or in a well-ventilated area. Cover a large surface with a tarp or drop cloth.
- The lattice I purchased was a dark wood and I was a little worried about coverage. My lattice is 72 inches x 24 inches and I only needed 2 cans of the spray paint to achieve full coverage and get a great rich color. It took about 3 coats to achieve a rich yellow color. Let each coat dry for 20 minutes in between spraying. Make sure to spray about 12 inches from the lattice and use a sweeping motions to evenly distribute the paint.
- In between coats of paint on the lattice, move at least 20 feet away from lattice and use your drill to drill a single hole about 3/4 of an inch from the top rim. This hole is how the pot will securely hang from the lattice. It is important to move far away from the lattice so dust from the drilling does not settle on your lattice while it is drying.
- Place the pots upside down on the tarp. Spray the pots with 2 coats of the Krylon Chalky Finish in Scarlett, letting it dry for about 20-25 minutes in between coats.
- After the lattice is completed and dry, determine the placement of the pots on the lattice. Once you have determined the placement, take a cup hook and manually screw it into the point on the lattice in which you want the pot to hang. The hooks are made to easily screw into the wood without using a drill. Make sure to tighten the screws ending with the opening of the screw facing upward.
- Once the pots are dry, you can add decoration using washi tape. I wanted to add a little more color to each pot so I secured a washi tape around the top rim. I used a few drops of glue to secure the ends so weather changes would not cause the tape to peel.
- Next, hook each pot onto the cup hook by pushing it through the hole you created with the drill.
- Add the flowers or plants with potting soil to the pots. Make sure to break up the roots and add in plenty of potting soil. When I was done, I made a last minute decision to add some ivy to my lattice.
- I love this piece because you can display it anywhere. I currently have mine on my front porch and I am in the process of making another one for my deck.