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Easy Do It Yourself Outdoor Plant Stand Ideas!

If you’ve ever wanted to add a little more colour and life to your garden but don’t really feel like completely overhauling your garden, then this post is for you.

Making outdoor plant stands are an easy and inexpensive way of adding some extra interest to the outside of your home without having to spend too much money or time on them.

You can make these out of wood, plastic, metal, or even old furniture, so they’re not limited by what type of material you have available.

They also look great in any kind of garden as long as there’s enough space around them. So if you want to try making one of these yourself, read on!

How to make outdoor plant stand?

The most important thing to keep in mind when planning an outdoor plant stand is that it must be functional, classy, and attractive.

That means its construction must be very sturdy and durable. It should also look good, whether it’s placed indoors or outside.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is; you can always find something suitable for creating an interesting piece of art.

So let’s get started with our DIY project: How To Make Outdoor Plant Stand.

Materials needed:

Before we start building anything, here are all the materials you will need:

  • Wooden board – This could be from either a pallet or another piece of furniture. You’ll use two boards side-by-side to create the base of your plant stand.

The size depends entirely upon where you place it. If you plan to put it near a window, choose a smaller board than if you intend to position it somewhere else.

  • Screws – These come in different sizes depending on which screws you buy. Choose ones that fit into the holes of your wooden board well.
  • Drill bit – A drill bit is used to bore through the hole at the top of each screw head. Use a drill bit that fits snugly inside the screw heads.
  • Hammer – For hammering nails into the bottom of the board.
  • Nails – Longer nails work best because they allow you to drive them deeper into the board. Short nails tend to bend easily.
  • Wood glue – Glue dries quickly and hardens over night. Apply it using a brush.
  • Paintbrush – Use paintbrushes made specifically for painting outdoors.


  1. Measure the length of the board you wish to use. Then measure twice the width of the board. Add those measurements together to determine the total area of the board.
  2. Now divide the number obtained in step 1 by 2. That gives you the height of the board.
  3. Cut off the excess wood along both sides of the board. Remove the sawdust carefully.
  4. Place the board flat against the wall. Mark the center point of the board onto the wall. Using a level, draw lines across the board parallel to the edges. Draw horizontal lines between the vertical marks.
  5. With the help of a carpenter’s square, mark points halfway down the board. Connect the dots with straight lines.
  6. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you’ve marked every other dot.
  7. Next, cut out the shape of the board using a jigsaw. Be careful not to cut too close to the edge of the board.
  8. Sand the rough edges smooth.
  9. Attach the first board to the second board using four screws spaced evenly apart.
  10. Once the boards are attached securely, attach the remaining three boards.
  11. Drive several nails into the underside of the board. 12. Cover the nailheads with wood filler. Let dry completely before applying exterior varnish.
  12. When finished, apply one coat of clear sealant to protect the finish. Allow to dry overnight.
  13. Finally, add some finishing touches such as flowers, leaves, etc., according to your preference.
  14. Hang up your new creation!

Outdoor pant stand design and ideas 

Many people have their own garden and might have a shed, garage or shed, or even a shed in the garden. In this post, I’ll share a range of pant stand designs that you can use in your garden shed or elsewhere in the garden to save space and money.

The following are perfect DIY plant stand simple project:

  • A frame plant stand DIY

A frame plant stand are very easy to make and will look great when placed next to a window.

You need only two pieces of timber and an old door hinge. The hinges should be removed from the doors so that they don’t rust.

  • Boho plant stands

Boho plant stands are ideal if you want something different than what most people would expect. They’re also good for hanging plants on walls where there isn’t much room.

Bamboo poles are available everywhere these days but bamboo sticks aren’t always strong enough to support heavy loads.

If you choose to go ahead with this idea then you may find it easier to buy ready-made bamboos instead.

  • Cute flower planters

Flower pots come in all shapes and sizes. Some are designed especially for indoor planting while others are suitable for outside growing.

These cute little containers are just right for small spaces like windowsills, balconies, patios, decks, and more.

  • Concrete plant stands

Concrete plant stands are made from concrete blocks which are stacked together to form a sturdy base. These bases can be used indoors or outdoors.

Concrete is durable and long lasting. It won’t rot or crack over time. However, it does require regular maintenance.

  • Crate-looking plant stand

This stylish stands for plants are often found at flea markets and antique shops. This style looks really cool and adds character to any home decor.

You could easily create your own version by cutting off the top part of a crate. Then paint the sides black and leave them exposed. Add decorative details to the front of the crates and hang them from hooks.

  • Nesting plant stands

Nesting stands are good for your well-organized and stylish garden They provide extra storage space for tools and other gardening supplies.

They’re also useful because they allow you to keep things organized without having to worry about getting everything out every day.

  • Painted wooden plant stands

Wooden plant stands are another option for those who prefer painted furniture. Paint makes them last longer and gives them a unique appearance.

If you’d rather not paint the wood, you can stain it first. Use a dark color to give the piece depth.

  • Mid-century modern plant stand

This type of stand are perfect for your favorite plants. Mid-century modern design has been popular since the 1950s.

It’s characterized by clean lines and geometric patterns. Modernist designers were inspired by nature as well as art history.

  • DIY Mini plant stand

This mini plant stand are perfect to your herb garden. All you have to do is cut down some branches and use wire hangers to suspend them above ground level.

The best thing about this project is that you’ll get to enjoy fresh herbs throughout the year.

  • DIY ladder plant stand

Ladder plant stand can also be used for indoor garden. You simply need to make sure that the bottom rungs don’t touch anything when you place the pot on the shelf.

A simple way to build one is to take two pieces of 2×4 lumber and attach them using screws. The height should be adjustable so that you can change the size of the container according to how many plants you grow.

  • Copper plant stand DIY

Copper plant stand are perfect for outdoor garden. Copper is an excellent conductor of heat and water.

So if you want to ensure that your plants receive enough sunlight during winter months, then copper will help.

  • Indoor plant stands from wood

This plant stand are great for small spaces like apartments. They look very attractive in living rooms and dining areas.

All you have to do is buy a few planks of wood and drill holes into each side. Then screw them together with bolts.

  • Plant stand ideas for small spaces

These plant stands are ideal for smaller gardens. If you live in a condo or apartment, these types of plant stands may work better than traditional pots.

  • Metal lampshade plant stand

This type of a plant stand are perfect space saver. Metal lamps shade looks beautiful against any wall.

To construct one, all you have to do is find a metal lampshade at home improvement store. Cut it open along its seams and remove the fabric lining.

Then just glue the frame back onto itself. Hang it up where needed.

  • Vintage cactus planter stand

Vintage cactus planter stand are for narrow spaces and perfect stand for office space It doesn’t matter what kind of soil you put inside, cacti thrive anywhere.

You only need to fill the base with pebbles and sand. Add moss around the edges to hide dirt stains.

  • Rolling garden DIY plant shelf

Rolling garden plant shelf are easy to assemble. Just roll out a sheet of plywood and mark off the area where you want to install the shelves.

Cut the board into strips and secure them with nails. Once they’re dry, add hooks to hang things such as watering cans.

How to take care of your outdoor plant stands?

A plant stand is a wonderful thing to own. On the one hand, they provide a great place to display the flowers you have planted in the garden, but on the other hand, they are an ideal way to display your succulents, or beautiful houseplants, in a way that they can receive all the needed sunlight.

Here’s how to take care of your plant stand:

1. Clean the surface regularly. This includes removing dust particles, dead leaves, bugs, etc., which could damage the appearance of your plant stand.

2. Keep the moisture level low by adding some water every now and again. Watering too much might cause mold growth.

3. Use fertilizer once per month. Fertilizer helps keep your plants healthy and strong.

4. Change the position of the light source occasionally. Plants require different amounts of light depending on their needs.

Scott Buckley

Scott Buckley

I'm Scott, a Woodworker by day and book geek by night. I love making things out of wood. While I have and still, on occassion do, work with metal and plastics, I find them to be cold and somewhat boring. Wood is warm and I feel close to nature with it. I started as a means to help like minded creative folk to answer burning questions. I hope you enjoy reading and learning, and always feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions!

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