Gorgeous DIY Plant Stand Ideas for Indoors and Gardens

There is no need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful plant display in your home or garden. You can easily add a vintage glam or modern chic feel by reusing or recycling old furniture or other home items.

Here we look at some of the best DIY plant stand ideas for the interiors and the garden, along with tips from gardening experts.

DIY Outdoor Plant Stand Ideas

Shelves & Shoe Racks

According to horticulturist Michael Perry of the Mr Plant Geek website newsweek That just changing the height of your display can better display your plants.

“Raising your plants allows you to view them from more optimal angles, especially with some plants where the flowers hang down such as houseplants. Medinilla,

“Outdoors, fuchsias can be better enjoyed when tall and trailing plants reach their full trailing potential.”

A stool with a large trailing green plant next to a book shelf with various plants against a white wall.
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You can vary the height using something simple, like an upside down vase, or get a little fancy with a multi-shelf unit or a repurposed shoe rack.

Perry said: “I like to create a ‘plant theater’ with my favorite plants on display,” which can be easily replaced from time to time. “Of course, wooden pallets lend themselves very well to this type of construction, and the possibilities are endless.”

Plants On Wall Mount Shelves.
Small potted plants placed on wall-mounted shelves.
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Raised Stand Using Pallets

Theresa Clement, DIY expert from the MyFixItUpLife website, suggests upholstering wooden pallets to make a raised plant stand. “After taking the palette apart, make a box with four legs as supports. Seal the palette with a few coats of exterior paint or clear exterior sealer,” she said newsweek,

A Raised Pallet Plant Stands Alongside A Cactus.
A raised pallet plant stand.
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X shaped stand

According to Clement, not every plant stand needs to be a box or a cylinder. You can also make an X-shaped planter using pieces of wood.

“After creating two X shapes for the frame, cut the wood to length to span the width and length of the X. Seal the wood with a few coats of clear exterior sealer before stuffing the plants,” she said.

hanging tier stand

People who have porches can hang tiers of plants from rope. “We build these tall wooden boxes and then secure them with rope to the porch ceiling,” Clement said.

Various Diy Plant Stands.
Colorful DIY Birdhouse Plant Stand (above), X-Shape Plant Stand (bottom left) and Hanging Tier Plant Stand.
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cedar stand

She also recommends making a plant stand out of cedar, working with the corners of the wood. “The corner is a handy place to connect all the boards to the panels that make up the box,” Clement said.

Flower Bed Made Of Wooden Pallets.
Flower bed made of wooden pallets.
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Pine Shiplap Stand

Pine shiplap — commonly used for wall siding in homes or cabins — also makes an attractive plant stand. “It has a cool texture and the knots are flavorful and vibrant,” said Clement. Rip the laps on the saw table and tie it together as a small column.

She suggests building three or four stands at varying heights. To protect the wood from the weather, seal them with a clear coat or paint them in vibrant colors.

A Flower Box Standing On The Wall.
A numbered flower box plant stand mounted on a wall.
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folding ladder

You can give it new life by planting a pot on the steps of a dusty wooden staircase. If the stair steps aren’t flat or wide enough to hold the plants, build a ladder into the steps using wooden planks.

See The Vase On The Wooden Ladder.
Various flower pots placed outside on an old wooden ladder.
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wall ladder

You can also hang small pots of plants or flowers at the corners of a ladder leaning against a wall, using hooks to fasten the pots to the ladder.

Vase Hanging From The Wall Ladder.
Flower pots hanging from a ladder on a sloping wall outside a house.
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A retro bicycle or minimalist modern bike can serve as an attractive plant stand in your backyard or front garden. Pots of colorful flowers or other plants can be placed in the basket in the front and storage space in the seat and back.

Vintage Bike Holding Flowers In Baskets.
An old bike with flowers in the front basket and a large plant in the back seat.
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An old-fashioned bird cage can also make a beautiful showcase for potted plants.

Plants Seen Inside Black Bird Cages.
Plants seen inside black bird cages in an office setting.
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A blank vintage lantern or candle holder can serve as a lovely stand for small flowering plants.

Flowers Falling From Lantern Holder.
Flowers falling from vintage lantern.
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Handmade DIY Indoor Plant Stand

old building materials

If you don’t want the same decor as your neighbors, don’t shop at the same homeware store. Instead, “get your shoes dirty and go to an architectural salvage store,” Clement said.

You can find all kinds of items in these shops, including “largely detailed old building elements”, and they often have workshops where items can be customized or transformed.

“An architectural salvage yard usually consists of corbels or brackets from older buildings. Choose one you like, fasten it to your wall as art and use it as a functional aerial plant stand,” she suggests.

A Pallet Wall Plant Stand.
A Pallet Wall Plant Stand, seen next to Floral Wall Art.
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bird houses

You can also make small plant stands out of birdhouses. Use a spade bit to cut a hole in the birdhouse roof before lining the interior with waterproof tape and filling it with pebbles, soil, and plants, Clement said.


The DIY expert also suggests “turning an old wooden chair into a planter.” Using an oscillating tool, cut off the spindle, legs, and back from the seat. Then use screws and glue to reassemble the pieces into a small plant stand.

A Diy Chair Plant Stand.
A DIY chair plant stand.
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rope plant hangers

Make your own hanging plant stand by using a thick rope and tying knots to make a basket that holds the plant. You can hang these plants on hangers, hooks and other attachments on walls or ceilings around the house.

Handmade Rope Plant Stands.
Hand-held plants are mounted in stands made of ropes.
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