After we reworked our landscaping out here this summer, we were left with a pretty large, blank wall and whole bunch of baby plants that don’t do much to add interest quite yet. We decided to try our hand at creating a DIY invisible wire trellis on a brick wall, and the whole project cost us about $75 give or take. The project took an afternoon, and it was so worth the time involved! I can’t wait to see the Carolina Jessamine vines make their way up the wires and finish the grid pattern! We got our inspo HERE and HERE.
Speaking of the grid, you’ll definitely want to draw out how you want your grid lines to fall before screwing into the brick or wood of your home. It took us a few tries (#MathIsHard 😩😂) on paper before we were pleased with the diamond pattern. Each diamond is roughly 2 feet on each side, and we thought that best fit the scale of our empty wall. The concrete screws are on the sides and bottom of the grid, and we used regular screws to finish out the pattern on the top into the wood up there. We connected wire to the screws to form the grid or diamond pattern, and then planted the vines at the base before training them up the wire.
We are not gardening experts, so who knows if this is even the right time to plant this vine (it was half off at the garden center, so I’m guessing maybe no…? 🤪), but I really wanted to give this a try on the off chance that it would continue to grow and we’d have a full pattern on this wall come spring! What do you think? Would you spend an afternoon and $75 to created a DIY invisible wire trellis on a brick wall…or maybe on a fence or side of a shed? We are pleased so far! Check out another garden-themed DIY for fall HERE!