8 DIY Plant Stand Ideas That Will Instantly Spruce Up Your Space

As spring begins to roll in, many of us can’t wait to turn our homes into plant havens. From trailing indoor plants to DIY plant supports, we’ve got you covered.

Have you found leftovers around the house during spring cleaning that you just don’t know how to use? Well, we’re here to show you how to turn that trash into treasure! By recycling old things, whether it’s textiles, wood or even a bicycle, you’re improving the planet and keeping waste out of landfills.

We have a wide range of DIY plant stand ideas to share, many of which will work indoors or outdoors. Stick around and see if one of these mediums is your next trade! And if you’re looking for more eco-friendly DIY projects, check out these DIY wall decor ideas.

8 DIY Plant Stand Ideas to Try

1. Tiered Scrap Wood Planter

Photo: Anika’s DIY Life

There are several ways to cut and place scrap wood to create a beautiful plant stand. For this DIY plant stand, all you have to do is nail the design together and you’re good to go. You can also arrange the wood to create beautiful vertical or triangle-shaped supports. Get creative with this!

2. Thrifty Birdcage Planter

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Photo: Hawthornes House

Yes, you can use a birdcage to house a miniature garden instead of pet birds! A birdcage can make an adorable planter in your home or on the porch. You can repaint it, weather it, and even add string lights depending on your desire to personalize it.

And if you don’t have a birdcage handy, check out local thrift stores and online markets. You can grab a used option at an affordable price. From succulents to creeping ivy vines, just about anything would look beautiful in your upcycled birdcage. You will definitely be able to create a unique arrangement.

3. DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

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Photo: Jenny Lemons

For the crafty among us, it’s a great way to display your plants. Although plant hangers are not stalls On their own, these plant hangers are meant to spruce up any room in your home.

Take a small, strong cord, tie knots in some of the many patterns macrame has to offer, and you’re on your way. This look works great for indoor or outdoor situations and is the perfect way to mix and match plants while tying them together in a cohesive theme.

4. Multi-Level Folding Ladder

Do you have an old ladder in storage? You can turn it into a beautiful display piece. All you have to do is lay some scrap wood on the steps, fix them, paint them and enjoy! This ladder makes a great addition to any yard or home.

5. Bike Planter

red city bike next to a brown wooden fence during the day

In this hack, you can take any bike, vintage or otherwise, sand it down, paint it, and add as many overflowing plants and flowers as you want.

You have options here, like removing the seat to make room for more planting boxes or removing the tires for a different aesthetic look. You can even keep the bike functional and ready to ride at all times by keeping plants in the front basket and securely attached to the rear rack.

6. Woven Recycled Fabric Upcycled Planter

diy plant stand
Photo: My Poppet does

Textiles wreak havoc on the environment, especially when sent to landfills. This craft is perfect for extra fabric scraps that are too small to use elsewhere. It also works for stained or tattered older clothes, linens or rags.

To change the color of your fabric scraps, use natural dyes made from beets, dandelions, rose petals, red cabbage, turmeric, etc. Mixing and matching dyes can add a fun pop of color to your project.

To start this DIY, cut your fabric into thin strips, twist them tightly, and combine them with another piece of fabric. Stick them in your pot and here!

7. DIY Colorful Stacked Book Plant Stand

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Photo: A Classy Life Kailo

This DIY upcycles old books — whether second-hand or from your own library — and turns them into a colorful plant stand (or any stand for that matter).

You can repaint the covers if you want to match your room colors, or you can use the beautiful covers your books already have. This DIY is easily customizable and requires no power tools. We love to see it!

8. Recycled lampshade holder

diy plant stand
Photo: Craft Invaders

There’s always a lamp or two gathering dust at your local thrift store, so here’s an amazing way to use them.

First, disassemble the lamp and find the internal structural metal wiring under the shade. Amazingly, this wiring comes in many shapes and sizes so each rack has a unique look! Next, sand and paint the wire the color of your choice.

Sometimes a flowerpot fits snugly at the top and sits perfectly. Alternatively, you can stick a piece of wood or an old plate on top and place your plant there as if it were a table.


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