Easy DIY Plant Stand

Remember Maggie’s planter from her adorable condo? Easiest DIY project everrrrrrr. Like if you’re looking for a rookie project to get you in the “DIY game”, this plant stand may just be the nudge you’ve been waiting for!

IMG_5047It’s easy, affordable, and totally customizable to your style. Plus, you really can’t go wrong adding a plant into your space. 
IMG_5048Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this plant stand:

Circular Board (like this one… they’re about $7 at Lowe’s or Home Depot)
4 Furniture Legs (like these)
4 Dual Top Plates
Painter’s Tape
Paint/Stain <– whatever color you want
Paint Brushes (one for each color)

dresser suppliesWe bought these 2″ legs and dual plates and painted them white. Depending on the height of your plant, you may want to buy legs that are longer than just 2 inches. <– I wish I used longer legs, but honestly I had these leftover from a different project so I went with the 2″ (aka FREE). ikea dresserEventually you will drill these into the bottom of the wood board and then screw in the leg. <– it sounds a lot scarier than it is… it’s actually really easy. planterThis project can be adjusted to be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. It all really depends on how intricate you want the design on top of the plant holder to be. My design is pretty darn easy, however it does take a little while to complete because you have to wait for each layer of paint to dry before adding another layer of color. As you can see in the graphic below, you do NOT need any artistic skill, just some painter’s tape and a few different colors.

I applied stain first, followed by white paint, grey semi gloss and gold paint. I kind of LOVED the stain next to the natural/bare wood &white, but for Maggie’s space I didn’t think this combo would be the best fit. Next time… bare wood or possibly a pop of bright color? The possibilities are ENDLESS and totally depend on your space + style.

Once all of the paint was dry, I flipped over the wood and drilled the four “feet” into place (no specific measurement… just eyeballed it).

IMG_5043Then, I plopped this adorable plant into this IKEA basket and placed it on top of this DIY plant stand. Done and DONE!

I love that this simple DIY plant stand can fit ANY decor and only cost me about $7 (about $20 if you need to buy legs). If I were to do it again (which I plan to do since I totally want one for my house!), I’ll probably buy longer legs and create a slightly different design.
IMG_5058Easy DIY Plant Stand for the win! Happy Friday friends, have a great weekend!
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  • kimmatreinvented

    Love this! The graphic paint pattern is perfect. New reader here, found you on Domino’s list of DIY blogs and I’m so glad! 🙂

    • So happy you found us! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Henna

    I love the plant! What kind of plant is it?

  • cute! I might do longer legs, too, just so the roomba can get under there 🙂 we love having all our furniture on legs so it is easy to clean underneath!

  • Jeff Bridges

    That’s a great idea for a plant stand. It actually doesn’t look too hard to make. My wife would love to see how to do something like this. I would also like to build a tiered stand to hold some of my smaller plants.


  • Liz

    Could you post a photo of the bottom side of this stand??? I would like to see how they are attached. Thanks!

    • Great point, I don’t know why we didn’t in the first place!! We will add it to the to-do list. =) Thanks Liz!

  • Oh my goodness! This plant stand is so adorable! I have tons of plants that I could put on something like that. It seems like an easy enough project. I can’t believe this only cost you about $7! Do you have any tips for finding cheap legs?


    • We found cheap legs on Home Depot’s website for a couple bucks per package. We haven’t been able to beat that price, but if you do, please let us know!!

  • vinceburns

    This is a really nice plant stand. I like how it isn’t really that high off the ground but it is just high enough to make it look better. I like the colors as well. I have been looking for a plant stand because I don’t like how the dirt falls out of the bottom of the pot sometimes. It would be nice to not have to clean up all the time. http://www.markaygifts.com/dept-30020

    • Thanks so much Vince. We love it too!

    • vinceburns

      Awesome to hear! Having that kind of recommendation really make me want one, haha!