How to attach a garden trellis without drilling


No-drill DIY garden trellis

Garden trellis attached with Sugru and hooks
Items required to attach garden trellis with Sugru

Step 1 - Prepare

Prep your Sugru Mouldable Glue and gather some galvanised wire, pliers, screw hooks and a toothpick. 

Sugru smudged onto wall before bulk Sugru added

Step 2 - Stick it

Clean the wall surface with a brush or a cloth and smear a small bit of Sugru on it. Then stick one of the balls onto the smeared Sugru. This will help it bond better to the surface.

Toothpick used to make hole in Sugru on wall

Step 3 - Shape it

Once you stick the ball to the smeared Sugru on the surface, shape it and make a pilot hole in it with the toothpick. This is where the screw hook will go. 

Screw hook added to hole made in Sugru on wall

Step 4 - Add screw hook

Put the screw hook into the hole you made with the toothpick and re-shape if necessary to ensure it's secure. 

Clock demonstrating Sugru takes time to set

Step 5 - Turns into rubber

Leave to set for 12-24 hours and the Sugru will turn into rubber, setting strong and durable. 

Note: Sugru sets to 1.5mm in 12 hours, 3mm in 24 hours and thicker applications may take longer. For load-bearing projects, or if Sugru's exposure to air is limited when squished between surfaces, allow up to 48 hours for it to fully set. Colder temperatures slow down the setting times.

Metal wire hooked through screw hook that is stuck to wall with Sugru

Step 6 - Hook in the wire and the plant

Finally, you can intertwine the wire and the plant, using the secure screw hooks as the trellis. 

Ta-dah! Now you can have a beautiful climbing plant in your garden without buying expensive panels and without having to drill into your exterior facade! 

Garden trellis attached with Sugru and hooks