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I went over board on the vines this year and I ran out of places to grow them. I was really excited to try my hand at the black eyed Susan vine, they just look so happy! I was going to pound a 2*2 into the ground a make a twine teepee but after sticking the post in I just wasn’t into it. After a few searches on pinterest I found a really cool looking twine and twig hanging trellis. There were a few problems with that though, I had no where to hang it and it gets really, really windy here. I can just see my gorgeous black eyed Susan vine finally blooming only to be ripped from the ground by a strong wind.

Give your climbing plants a hand with this budget friendly t-post trellis. T-posts, zip ties and branches come together to make a charming garden accent

I spent way to much time thinking about it while I was mowing the garden and when I was moving last years tomato supports it finally it me. Two t-posts, a sapling murder spree and a bag of zip ties later I was in business. I used poplar saplings because we have a whole grove of them, they produce new trees by suckering so if you have one in a neglected area (like the wood lot to the side of the house) you’ll very soon have more than one. Poplar is a very short lived wood but I hope I can get a year or two from this guy. The wood never touches the ground so that should buy me some time.

T-Post Trellis Supplies:

  • 2 T-Posts
  • Lots of outdoor zip ties
  • Branches
  • Hand saw – I keep this in my garden bag, it’s also what I use to cut down my Christmas Tree every year
  • Pruning Shears

Instructions:

  1. Pound the posts into the ground making sure the sides with the knobs are both facing the frontGive your climbing plants a hand with this budget friendly t-post trellis. T-posts, zip ties and branches come together to make a charming garden accent
  2. Cut your branches to length with the hand saw, remove large side branches with the saw and small stuff with the prunersGive your climbing plants a hand with this budget friendly t-post trellis. T-posts, zip ties and branches come together to make a charming garden accent
  3. Start zip tying the branches on. Use the knobs on the t-post to keep your spacing. I put thicker branches at the bottom and got smaller as I went up. I also alternated the thick end on each row to keep things balanced. If you have branches that are too thick for one zip tie use two (I’m full of pointless tips haha). This was the point where my camera-averse child decided she needed her portrait taken.

Give your climbing plants a hand with this budget friendly t-post trellis. T-posts, zip ties and branches come together to make a charming garden accent

I was pretty happy with how my t-post trellis turned out, it was very quickly done from idea to completion and sometimes that doesn’t work out so well! I’ll update when my vines fill in; hopefully I wasn’t too late planting and I’ll get lots of flowers.

Give your climbing plants a hand with this budget friendly t-post trellis. T-posts, zip ties and branches come together to make a charming garden accent

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Comments

  1. I really like this idea. I have been thinking about adding a trellis and some climbing plants for my garden.

  2. That looks great. I hope you post again once you have some climbing plants on it. I would love to see it with some growth too! I’ll be watching 🙂
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  3. This is a cute idea. I wish I had more space outside to put together a trellis like that.
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  4. This is a cute idea. I’ve never thought of doing this.
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  5. What a cool project. I could see my sister and her husband getting really into making these for their yard. – Katy
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  6. I love the look of your trellis! It would be a great fix to my Mandevilla obsession! I love having them crawl and trail all over my outdoor shower area since they give it such a tropical paradise kind of look! I might just try this to give them some more support!

  7. Love this! We have the perfect spot in our backyard for these too.
    We just got a couple of new planters and these would be perfect for them.

  8. This is a really cute and easy diy for the yard! I need to do some simple yard pieces like this.

  9. I love how pretty this is! It’s so rustic!!! We don’t have room for something like this unfortunately.

  10. That is awesome! I would love to make one of those and am going to have to find a good place for it.

  11. This looks so good 🙂 I could do with some trellis in my own garden, so I may have to follow in your footsteps and have a go at making my own 🙂

    Louise x

  12. I have always thought about doing a trellis in my yard as it would look really good but never tried it. You made it look super easy in this post and the directions seem easy to follow. I will have to go out and try this this weekend! thanks for the tips!

  13. This looks so easy and fun to do! I was / am a late starter, too! We are finally tackling our backyard and my green thumb has been itching so looking forward to having some greenery in our space.
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  14. I love how this looks! I was just thinking about adding a trellis to one of my flower beds, to have vines go up for a nice visual. But I was not happy with the ones I saw in a store, I really like this one. Thanks for the idea!

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