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With just a few simple supplies and a bit of creativity, you can make an eye-catching display of your greenery (whether real of faux) with one or more of these fabulous DIY plant stand ideas.
Plants are a great way to breathe life into any room. But an awesome plant paired with a unique plant stand is a truly winning combination! Show off that green thumb in an eye-catching way!
If you’re looking for ideas for easy build ideas and plant stands with some personality, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you want to create beautiful things for your indoor plants, outdoor plants, or both, we’ve collected the best of the best tutorials and step-by-step instructions that will have you creating a one-of-a-kind plant stand in no time.
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But if you’re saying, “wow, these DIY ideas are great, but I’ve got NO TIME to DIY” – no need to worry. Head down to the bottom of this post where I’ve got some of my favorite plant stands and faux plants (if you’re like me and have a black thumb) that you can BUY instead of DIY. I got you 😉.
DIY Plant Stand Material List
Each of these plant stand ideas are different, so they’ll each have their own unique supply list. That said, there is a lot of overlap.
In general, you can check to see if you have some of these materials, and basic tools on hand already at home. That may help you decide which of these is the best DIY plant stand/container for your own home.
Some typical supplies and tools needed include:
- pieces of wood (various sizes and types depending on exact project)
- wood glue
- Kreg jig
- tape measure
- spray paint
- miter saw
- wood screws
- copper pipes
- cinder blocks
- wood stain
- wooden pallets
Toni from Girl, Just DIY made a West Elm inspired tiered plant stand. Though she uses this in her living room, it could certainly transition for outdoor use as well. This design is great for a compact space, or a little corner that's just begging for some pizazz!
Check your scrap wood pile! You are going to want to make this super cool and simple wooden plant stand.
Use it indoors or out, and by altering the length of the legs it can be made to display plants at different heights.
Marianne from Songbird upcycled an old wooden stepladder into a clever plant stand. This is such a great idea and inexpensive too!
Check out yard sales, flea markets or even your basement for an old stepladder.
This A-frame is Awesome! And what makes it even cooler is that it was made with a budget of $0 thanks to a great scrap wood pile.
Check your own wood stores, and see if you have what you'd need to create this awesome system that certainly holds lots of plants, and perhaps some books and candles to boot!
This simple plant stand idea goes next level thanks to resin. Amber Oliver DIY shares a helpful step-by-step tutorial on how to make a resin pour plant stand. The bright and bold colors are fresh and fun!
This concrete plant stand can also be used as a side table. Concrete home decor gives a modern look to any space.
Got LOTS of plant? Then you may want the woodworking plans for Ellen from Artsy Pretty Plants big, beautiful rolling plant shelving system. This indoor/outdoor pice could also work great as a vertical herb garden.
With 5 shelves there is ample space for potted plants and flowers. And if you want some practice drilling pocket holes, you'll get it with this fun project!
This stunning mid-century modern plant stand is taken to the next level with the popular look of dip-dyed legs.
If you have an extra large plant, moving them around can be tough! Check out this smart idea for a rolling plant stand. Adding wheels is an easy way to save your back...they can get heavy as they grow!
Make a wooden plant stand in any size that you need with this modern design plan. It is just the right size for a small plant, but would work just as well with larger potted plants. Just adjust the dimensions of the wooden plant stand to fit the size that you need.
One way to add life to a porch or balcony is to include planter boxes. I love the look of this repurposed vintage crate. The hairpin legs give it a modern industrial vibe.
Turn an old tomato cage into a fun and functional outdoor DIY plant stand. No need to worry about water leaving rings on wood, mildew, etc.
Another inexpensive idea for a DIY plant stand is to attach hairpin legs to a piece of scrap wood, or even a purchased wood round from the craft store or Home Depot. Stain or paint it to match your decor. It makes a great addition to a small space or an empty corner.
Angie from The Country Chic Cottage had a genius idea to use a wood log as a plant stand. She added an ombre painted look to make it more personalized. I think it looks amazing with our without the paint, personally!
We all love a good repurposed project and these lampshade frames turned planters are genius! A great way to re-use something in a meaningful way instead of contributing to the landfill.
Here is another spin on an upcycled ladder plant stand. The stenciled design is unique and beautiful!
Why stop at a wood plant stand, when you can create an outdoor masterpiece WITH a gorgeous arbor?! Or, turn that middle piece/section into an outdoor drink serving station, perhaps? Either way, this project is awesome.
Learn how to make a portable plant stand by adding wheels to it. This works great for large plants that are difficult to move.
Here's another spin on using a lampshade as a frame for your plant stand project. Get the look of hairpin legs without the cost by re-using a lampshade! It looks great with a wood slab to hold a large plant. Plus, it can be used indoors or out!
Zoe from Pine and Poplar shares plans for an easy DIY plant stand that you can make in different sizes. This would work well as a corner plant stand too!
A space-saving tip for your outdoor entertaining space is to make a vertical plant stand. Add your favorite flowering plants for an added pop of color.
DIY Plant Stand Conclusion
Beautiful plants deserve beautiful planters! I hope you’ve found a fun way to create the perfect spot for your favorite plants within this collection!
Remember, even if you don’t possess a green thumb (my hand is raised), you can still enjoy your own plants at home…there are so many amazing faux options out there.
And if DIY’ing isn’t your thing, you can buy awesome plant stands, no wood screws, kreg tool, or hammer required! Here are my favorite faux plants, and pretty planters that you can buy…
Favorite Faux Plant Options
Simply click through to get more information from the vendor. These are plants, faux trees, and faux branches that I actually own, or have had in my online shopping cart for a very long time 😉
Favorite Plant Stands You Can Buy
If you have little time on your hands, but LOTS of plants to house, then there’s no shame in buying instead of DIY’ing!
Here are some lovely plant containers that won’t cost you time spent building. The only thing that counts as hard work here is opening your checkbook.
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