Turning a Crib into a Vertical Garden

Today I wanted to shared how I turned my daughter's old crib into a vertical garden. I have been long looking for a way to add flowers near or around my patio. We have a water drainage issue so planting them in the ground is not a good option. I had been researching online for some alternative ideas and ran across the vertical garden idea.

It seemed simple enough to do so I planned to head to The Home Depot to get the supplies...and that's where my daughter's crib comes in. I have also been in the process of purging my house of unneeded items. My daughters crib was on the way to the dumpster when I realized it looked like it would be a perfect fit for a vertical garden....and this my friends is how all this came about. 

If you have a old crib laying around give this a try.

Crib Frame
Shower Curtain Hooks
Spray Paint
Metal Pails
Soil + Plants

Here is a before pic I have of the crib frame. Please excuse the porch as I am currently working on fixing that up for the #1Room30Days Project. You can read more about that HERE.

I found my pails and shower curtain hooks at Target. The pails were $1 a piece and the hooks were on clearance for $5. We poked holes in the bottom of the cans to help with drainage.

My daughter was my little helper as usual on this. I had her fill the pail about 1/3 full of soil and then add her flowers. We repeated this step for every pail. I love doing little projects where she can be involved. Kids today spend so much time with technology and TV and I think it's good to get her exposed to doing other things.

We finished and tested our idea out before we began spray painting. You can see the shower curtain hooks that we used. I love the design of them and they are pretty sturdy.

Lastly we spray painted. I chose white because I thought it popped well with the bricks.

What do you think of this project? It was super easy to complete!


  1. I love it Alaya! Its supper cute!

  2. So cute Alaya! I shared on Facebook and Pinterest, I wish I would have kept my crib a bit longer!

    1. Girl, her crib was almost in the trash too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. You know already how much I love this Alaya! Such a sweet upcycle project! Pinned!

    1. Thank you Linda! It's one of my favorites! I appreciate you sharing!

  4. Love love love this, Alaya!! This is such a cool idea!

    1. Thank you Whitney! We had a great time putting it together!

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