If you have a small front porch like I do, then you will love this simple, inexpensive way to add some color to your front door area. I made this ladder vertical garden over a month ago and have loved watching the flowers bloom and grow (now I’m going to be singing Julie Andrews all day…). It adds a beautiful pop of color and I love the height! Most planters I have bought are pretty short, and the tall shrubs are expensive (and I can’t keep them alive for some reason).
This option allows you to easily change out plants if you want and personalize the welcome chalkboard sign.
Additionally, the ladder with all the terra cotta pots is quite heavy so even when we had some pretty severe storms blow through, it didn’t budge!
This tutorial only requires a few supplies:
1 Wooden ladder (mine was cut to about 6 feet)
8 terra cotta pots (I used 4 medium size and 4 small)
Flowers and small plants (trailing kinds work great here)
Transplant plants to terra cotta pots, adding garden soil as needed.
Wrap the floral wire around the top part of the pot, just under the lip. Pull tight and twist. Keep twisting until you have about 4 inches of twisted wire.
Wrap the twisted wire around one rung of the ladder, making sure the distance allowed is the height you want the pot to hang. Once wrapped around, twist once.
Run the wire along the rung, the same distance as the diameter of the circle you created (that will hold the pot), and wrap the wire around the rung again. Twist the wires together several times to secure it.
Step 5-Twisting the wires together for about 4 inches, run the wires down to the circle and wr
Twisting the wires together for about 4 inches, run the wires down to the circle and wrap it securely to the opposite side as the other support.
Place terra cotta pot in circle and adjust left support as needed to make the pot hang at a slight angle.
Repeat this process for all 8 pots, hanging 2 per rung.
Write a welcome sign on chalkboard and hang it with string on the top rung. Lean ladder against wall along door and you are done!