The most awesome thing about the DIY hanging fence planters I made is that they have a double meaning. They are DIY hanging fence planters that are planters that hang on the fence, but they are also hanging planters that are made OUT of fence. Whaaaaaaatttttt.
A few months ago, I finished ripping out the dog run fence that was segmenting our backyard and gave us an open concept backyard. I saved all the fence pieces and built a wood shed entirely out of the old fence. I had some left over, so I decided I could make some planters to hang from the fence to hold herbs. We bought plastic herb boxes that were 36 inches long and 7 inches tall and wide. This was the baseline for building the wooden planter to go around it.
I used my miter saw to cut the fence planks down to the sizes I needed, using two long planks on the front, back and bottom. There were two smaller pieces on each end. I used 1 1/4 inch screws to screw them all together and used two more small pieces to attach each side of the gap that allows you to pull the plastic tray liner out.
Once the wooden planters were done, I used L-brackets to attach them to the fence. First, attach the bracket to the fence, then set the planter on top and screw in from underneath.
Now we have four hanging fence planters right next to our garden. One of them was there before, but the other three I made using the fence posts. I’m so pleased that I was able to build another project entirely out of this wood to recycle it instead of putting it by the curb. Plus, since it’s the same wood as the fence, it blends into the fence and is hardly noticeable. We’re stoked!