DIY Plant Stand Concepts For Your Indoor Spaces

Making a DIY plant stand is a fun way to exercise your creative skills. Plant stands help your indoor garden and greenery keep your air clean. Plus, plant display is important.

Plant stand

Follow your favorite style and see where it takes you. More than likely you have available space, you just don’t see it yet. 

How To Choose An Indoor Plant Stand 

DIY plant stand

When choosing a plant stand for your indoor garden and greenery, there are three main aspects to consider: type, material, and size, and we’re going to take a look at each of them.

DIY Plant Stands For Your Interior Home Spaces 

Here is our list of the coolest DIY plant stands handpicked by our team of home decor experts.

How to Choose A Plant Stand Indoor

Copper And Concrete Plant Stand

Copper and Concrete DIY Plant Stands

Copper and concrete are combined in this project from Camillestyles. Assuming you want to make a set of three planters similar to those in the images, you’ll need three buckets, copper pipes, tube caps, concrete mix, glue, tape, and a cup.

The planters are customizable, so you can decide their dimensions and shape.

DIY Wire Plant Stand

DIY Wire Plant Stand

If you want one plant stand project check out Themerrythought. You’ll need to find a lampshade that has wires connecting the top and bottom. This will be the most difficult part while everything else will be a breeze.  

In addition to the lampshade, this metal plant stand requires wire cutters and spray paint in case you want to change the planter’s color.

Marble And Copper Plant Stand

Marble and copper diy plant stands

You want to create the best plant stand possible, so keep things simple and you’ll find success. Simplicity defines the chic indoor planters we found on ajoyfulriot. The materials needed to make this metal plant stand include copper pipes, a pipe cutter, marble tiles, and strong glue.

The first step is to determine the height of the planter to stand and cut the pipes to size. Once you do that you can start building the frame and glue the marble tile to it.

Wooden Plant Stand

Wooden planter stand diy

A wooden plant stand could be the answer when you need to make your beautiful plants stand out in an elegant and also simple way. To build the planter, you’ll need a cedar plank for the legs and one for the base as well as some outdoor stain, a sander, a saw, and wood glue.

After cutting the legs, round the tips and sand them. Cut holes in their sides so you can then add the x-shaped base. Combine the elements together and use glue to keep them secure. For your last step, stain your new stand. {remodelaholic}.

Repurpose Household Items

Piano stool diy plant stands

Another option is repurposing an item in your home that you don’t use. For example, a piano stool. You can take the stool, find a good spot for it and put a planter on top. You can first give it a makeover and maybe paint it. {nur-noch}.

Faux Succulent Dachshund Planter

Faux dachshund planter

Check out this dachshund planter. It’s ideal for a small indoor garden. It was once a dog dish stand. It’s made of metal and looks interesting, regardless of the function it serves. The two bowls in this example are filled with different types of white rocks with succulents included. {learningcreatingliving}.

DIY Acadia Wood Plant Stand

Wood DIY plant stands

This plant stand holds multiple planters. You can make it using the Ikea PS plant stand, three wood plates, some glue, and clamps.

Optionally, you can use screws and nuts to customize the stand. Just like that, you can create a simple and stylish accessory for your home. Find out more about the project on Sugarandcloth.

Ladder Plant Stand

Vertical wood pland stand

If you want an outdoor plant stand that displays multiple planters in one spot, the project featured on Rufflesandtruffles is an option. This tiered plant stand design works best for gardens or outdoor spaces although you can also adapt it for the indoors.

The supplies needed include two stair risers, five planter boxes, a wood board, 4 bolts, 4 nuts, 8 washers, 28 screws, and a drill.

Cube-Shaped Planter Stand

Square wooden planter

Wooden plant stands are simple, versatile, and also very easy to make can be found on Vintagerevivals. You can make it out of some square wooden dowels plus some wood glue and nails or screws.

The goal is to make a cube-shaped planter stand that can hold a planter of the size you desire. So, if you have a planter in mind, use it as a reference.

Mid-Century Plant Stand

Mid century plant stand

This is an example of a mid-century plant. It’s tall and has a small platform at the top and a bottom shelf, allowing you to display two planters on it. You can recreate this type of structure, giving it the look and the style you want.

For more inspiration and details on how to build the stand, check out Abeautifulmess.

Small Plant Stands 

Modern Mid Century planter

Creating indoor plant stands for multiple plants is not as overwhelming as you might think. If you prefer small stands for your plants that look chic, you’ll enjoy the design offered on Sugar and Cloth.

You can make the stands using small tapered legs. Using stain and tape you can give them the desired look. Painting them an interesting color is also an option.  {sugarandcloth}

Spray Paint Plant Stand

Succulent Wire DIY Plant Stands

There’s also the option of buying a ready-made plant stand and spray painting it in order to give it a unique look. You can give yours a nice metallic look or you can choose a bold and fun color. {saltbushavenue}

Metal Plant Table

Create a Metal DIY Plant stands Table

Have you ever thought of using paper towel holders for something other than their intended purpose? There are plenty of interesting ways to repurpose them and one of them involved making a plant table.

You need three paper towel holders made of metal which you’ll use as legs for the table. They look like hairpin legs but they’re different and unique. Check out craftberrybush to learn more about their design.

Sleek Plant Stand

A Sleek and Modern-Looking DIY Plant Stands

This sleek and modern-looking plant stand is easy to make because it’s a repurposed tomato cage that’s been spray-painted and can hold a plant pot.

You can spray paint your own version of this stand in any color you think would suit your décor best. You can find more details about this simple project on lovecreatecelebrate in case you need to.

DIY Wooden Plant Stand

DIY Wooden Plant Stands

You can make a modern stand with plywood or solid wood to hold multiple plants. If you have the available space, you can different types of plant stands for multiple plants. This design from themerrythought has a cross-shaped base that  round top.

The natural, raw finish looks good, but other options are available. Check out the tutorial to see how it’s made.

Colorful Plant Stand

colorful plant stands

This plant stand looks like a stack of books, which make sense because it’s made with books. Each book wrapped in a different color. The books are glued together to make a stack.

It’s a fun idea and a great way to repurpose a bunch of old books. If you want to show off the covers you can skip the painting part and leave the books as they are. Head over to akailochiclife for more details.

Porch Plant Stands

wood plant stands for your porch

The plant stands featured on shanty-2-chic are simple, they’re made of wood and they look lovely out here on the porch. You can also bring them inside the house if you have available space and display them in corners, next to the sofa, or in a hallway.

If you have a specific type of plant pot you want to use, the stands can be made to fit them exactly.

Tiered Plant Stands

DIY tiered plant stands

Tiered plant stands are great because they can hold more than one plant which is nice if you have a collection that you want to put on display. This design has two shelves and is made of scrap wood.

It can be modified to include more shelves or to have different proportions. However, we like the simplicity of this design. If you want to see how it was made, there’s a tutorial on anikasdiylife that you can check out.

Concrete Plant Stand

raw edge concrete DIY plant stands

There are different types of materials you can use when making your custom planter, and concrete is one of them. The biggest advantage is that you can shape it however you want.

This planter has a thick concrete top and three slender wooden legs. A plastic bucket works out great as a mold and to get that texture on the edge you can use a hammer and a flat head screwdriver. You can find more details about this project on lilyardor.

Green Throne

plant thrones

For small plant stands, take advantage of your vertical space. You can use balsa wood strips and embroidery thread to make some designs like the ones featured on thelovelydrawer.

You can make these in different heights and sizes and they’re easy to customize by using different thread colors or painting the wood strips. Either way, you should pair them with pots that have a lip around the top so they can rest on top of the frame.

Mobile Plant Stand

DIY Rolling Plant Stands

Common sense will tell you that a plant stand on wheels is easier to move. However, some are designed to be functional. For example, this rolling stand featured on biggerthanthethreeofus is perfect for big outdoor pots that are super heavy and difficult to move.

All you need to make a similar stand is a wood slice and four caster wheels. You can also use a piece of wood or plywood if you prefer a smooth, circular edge.

Step Ladder Plant Stand

step ladder plant stand

One of the easiest ways to make a plant stand is to repurpose an item, such as a step ladder for example. Ladders are also smart ways you can use vertical space. This works out great if you want to make a stand for the patio or the balcony but the same design can also look beautiful indoors given the right décor.

To learn more, head over to songbirdblog.

DIY Wood Stands

modern wooden plant stands

A nice idea for a medium or a large planter is to make a short stand out of wood, just to elevate it a few inches off the floor and add some structure and variation to the décor.

This design requires basic tools, a piece of lumber, sandpaper, glue, and iron-on veneer bands for the edges. It has a round top and an x-shaped base which are easy to put together.

There’s a complete tutorial for it on abeautifulmess if you’re interested.

Floating Plant Stands

floating plant stands

Floating plant stands are ideal if you don’t have any floor space to spare or if you want to place the plants in front of a window without obstructing access to the area.

This floating shelf is easy to make and has a beautiful and stylish design. All that’s needed for this project is a round wooden plate, some yarn, and scissors. You can use it for one or several pots, depending on their size. Check out placeofmytaste for more details.

West Elm Style

west elm inspired wooden plant stands

This type of plant stand is quite common and for good reason. It’s very simple and doesn’t stand out, allowing the focus to be on the planter and the actual plants and flowers inside. It’s also modern, versatile, and easy to make if you ever decide to give it a try.

A few leftover bits of wood could be put to good use plus you have the option to stain or paint the stand in any color you like. You can find more details about this project on heytherehome in case you need them.

Copper Round Plant Stands

DIY copper round plant stands

The metal plant stand is made with copper pipes and fittings can be used to make all sorts of chic and beautiful things, including these plant stands on darlingdarleen.

It’s easy to make and fits with existing planters or a pot. You can get to choose how tall you want it to be and in the end, you’re left with a handmade accent piece that everyone will admire.

Side Table Stand

side table plant stand

This plant stand can function as a side table. It has the right size and shapes for it plus it has a very chic and stylish look.

The base has clean lines and has been painted black whereas the top has a white faux marble finish which can be replicated using diluted gray paint and a feather. It’s a cool little trick and you can find out all about it on lilyardor.

Tiny Ladder Plant Stand

tiny ladder plant stand

Ladder-style planters like the one featured on myhappysimpleliving have a lovely retro vibe which makes them extra charming. They have a tiered design which allows multiple planters to be displayed on the shelves and the proportions can greatly vary.

This right here is a small stand that you can place on a counter or a table and which you can make out of wood.

Japanese Plant Stand

japanese plant stand

This Japanese plant stand from instructables looks exquisite and has a simple, sculptural, and elegant design with a hint of classic and mid-century modern charm.

However, although it looks simple, it has a complex structure. Making it from scratch is not a walk in the park with the right tools and equipment you can absolutely pull it off.

Quick And Easy Stand

easy DIY plant stands

Here’s another iteration of a tall and narrow plant stand, this time with an x-shape base and a symmetrical structure. It’s almost two feet tall, including the extended boards that frame the pot.

It’s not a difficult project but will require a scroll or band saw and a nail gun. Additionally, you’ll also need wood glue, 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber cut to 22.25’’, and 4 pieces cut to 10 inches.

The stand featured on thestonybrookhouse has a flat black finish but, as always, this part of the project is customizable.

Leftover Tiles

modern diy plant stand

A cool idea that can save you time and money is to use leftover tiles as tops for your handmade plant stands. There’s a detailed tutorial on homeyohmy which explains how this particular design can be achieved.

Everything is measured according to the tile that is to become the top so keep that in mind when planning your steps.

Wood Plant Stand

solid wood plant stand

When it comes to choosing the best material for your plant stand, you can’t go wrong with solid wood. The Honeycomb Home shows us how to make this stunning plant stand that’s ideal for even beginner DIYers. Hardly any work is required for this wooden plant stand. The result provides the perfect base for your plants. 

Outdoor Plant Stand

simple outdoor DIY plant stands

While many of these plant stands are designed for indoor use, we love this project from Bitterroot DIY, which is designed for a garden, porch, or balcony.

It’s a simple yet stylish design that will provide a unique carrier for plants of any size or shape. If you are looking for something to spruce up your garden or patio this summer, this will be a quick and easy project to complete and brighten up any space.

Upside Down Trash Can

upside down trash can plant stand

A mesh trash can be repurposed, like this project, to create a modern and funky plant stand. Instead of putting this item in the trash, turn it upside down and make it one of the most sturdy plant stands in your home.

Homey Oh My shares this simple project which spruces up an old trash can to create a fun swirly pattern for your plant stand.

Plant Stand With Chalkboard

hanging plant stand with chalkboard

This project is our favorite style, and you’ll love the dual function of this hanging plant stand. Rachel Teodoro creates a wooden plant stand that has a chalkboard on the top to write welcoming messages for your family and friends.

It’s a sophisticated option for hanging plants. This concept would look great in your entryway or porch. We think it would look lovely with a welcome message for anyone who visits your home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Are Plant Stands Good for Plants?

Plant stands, while not good or bad for a plant, can make the plant look better in your home.  Additionally, plant stands can be used to make a plant taller to bring it into an area where it will receive more sunlight, which is good for the plant.

Can You Make an Indoor Plant Stand with a Grow Light?

Yes, it is possible to make an indoor plant stand outfitted with a grow light. Create a DIY stand that has a post alongside or a bar across the top and you can hang your grow light from it.

Why Does My Aloe Plant Not Stand Up?

Aloe plants get weak when they don’t have enough sunlight. Ensure your aloe plant gets at least 6 hours of strong sunlight a day to keep it upright. You can do this using a DIY plant stand to bring your aloe to a height where it will receive better sun.

Where Can I Buy Plant Stands?

If you don’t feel like making a DIY plant stand, you can also purchase one at most home goods stores.

What Plants Grow in Standing Water?

There are many plants that can grow in standing water including water hyssop, pickerelweed, cattail, iris, and canna.

Plant Stand Conclusion

All of these DIY plant stands are inexpensive and easy additions to any home and will provide you with the much-needed storage space for your plants. Regardless of the size of the plant pot you are trying to accommodate or the space you have in your home or apartment, you’ll find an option to fit your needs.

Remember, you don’t need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful plant stand for your home. Even an old trash can or planks of wood can be repurposed to create something you’ll enjoy using for years to come.

Whether a beginner or an expert DIYer, there is a plant stand waiting to be made. You have it in you, but you haven’t tapped the source yet.