16 DIY Plant Stand Ideas to Proudly Display Your Favorite Houseplants

Kristin Gambaccini

Kristin Gambaccini

There is an infinite number of ways to display your plant babies. You can hang your plants in a sunny window and let their vines trail down in all their glory, or you can home them in an adorable terracotta pot or trendy planter.

If hanging plants isn't an option for you, but you also don't want to just set them on the floor or a windowsill, perhaps you've been on the hunt for the perfect plant stand. Maybe you even found the perfect plant stand but were off-put by the price, leaving you saying "I bet I could do that."

Yes, you can do that. Here are 16 DIY plant stands to give you some confidence and inspiration to build your own. Spoiler alert: it's easier than you think.

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Keep Materials Simple

Fromm House Love

Fromm House Love

Stephanie Fromm of Fromm House Love writes, “If you think you can handle using a table saw and miter saw, this plant stand will be a super simple DIY for you." Fromm documents her entire process for you to follow here.

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Use the Tools You Have

Piece of Mesh

Piece of Mesh

Michelle from Piece of Meesh says that you don't have to go out and buy a new professional tool kit to make this DIY plant stand.

"I always encourage people to use what they have," she says. "Don’t feel like you need all the different tools or the best ones when getting started. There’s always a way to make it work."

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Check Out Your Local Dollar Store

The Woodworkers Daughter

The Woodworkers Daughter

Yes, you can DIY an expensive-looking plant stand without it actually being expensive. Kacie of The Woodworker's Daughter used dollar store dowels to build this chic, natural plant stand for only $35, and she documented her process here.

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Incorporate Vintage Finds

Medeas Garten

Medeas Garten

“If you like DIY and boho styles, it’s always worth it to look out for vintage items which can be repurposed,” the owner of Medeas Garten says. “But, this one specifically was just a very lucky find.”

After finding this amazing N sign, she simply added a shelf a top to give her plant babies some elevation and some room to grow.

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Repurpose Items From Around the House

Plantropology

Plantropology

Lena from Plantropology says she was living in a small space but needed more tops to display her plants. Instead of buying more things, she looked around for what could fill this need.

"I found the old stepladder in my grandpa‘s workshop and then it just made sense to me to use it for plants," she says. A multi-purpose piece with a sentimental touch? Perfection.

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Keep Your Style

Little Red Industries

Little Red Industries

DIYing doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your design style, as DIY specialist Natasha of Little Red Industries proves with this midcentury modern plant stand. She used dowels and bitumen rubber to make this stylish piece.

Natasha says using bitumen rubber is not only easy to work with, but it also helps protect the wood from moisture.

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Use Leftover DIY Materials

Forest + City Home

Forest + City Home

You don't necessarily have to purchase new materials to DIY a plant stand if you're already working on other projects in the DIY world. Forest and City Home made this DIY plant stand for under $5 by using leftover MDF from a board and batten project they were working on. 

No-waste DIY plant stands are even better than regular DIY plant stands. They added that there are so many ways to make a plant stand, don’t be afraid to veer off from the directions—as long as it holds your plant at the end of your project.

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Display Multiple Plants Together

Elevated by Allie

Elevated by Allie

If you're going to spend time DIYing, why not make your project hold more than one plant? This herb garden wall made by Paige Haley and displayed by Elevated by Allie is a fun way to get your plants off the ground and display them together.

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Think Outside the Box

Deepa Maben

Deepa Maben

DIYing a plant stand doesn't automatically mean cutting wood and nailing things together. Deepa Maben thought outside this box and made a beautiful air plant stand without any wood or saws involved.

"All you need is to pick a nice rock, pebble, or coral that is comfortable in size to work with, and one that has character," she says. She bought some aluminum craft wire off of Amazon, twisted them together, and voila—a perfect air plant stand.

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Paint Your Plant Stand to Match Your Aesthetic

A Dabbled Dwelling

A Dabbled Dwelling

While many plant stands default to a light-stained natural wood look, don't be afraid to paint yours a different color to blend with your décor, like Kelsey from A Dabbled Dwelling.

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Create a Custom Plant Ladder

The Tucker Farm

The Tucker Farm

This plant stand is reminiscent of old ladders that used pieces of wood laid across them to hold everything from plants to tools to anything a gardener might need.

Jess from The Tucker Farm took it one step further and had her husband make something a little more permanent: a custom plant ladder.

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Play With Height

Simple Life Pastor's Wife

Simple Life Pastor's Wife

Jenny from Simple Life Pastor's Wife says that when creating DIYs, she always tries to see potential in everything.

"Don’t be afraid to just try something out," she says. This planter was made with scraps and things found around the house, and although it's shorter than traditional DIY plant stands, it gives just enough height to get her plant off the counter and closer to the light.

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Repurpose a Laundry Rack

My Adobe Cottage

My Adobe Cottage

Jenny from My Adobe Cottage says you likely have a treasure trove of DIY materials in your own home. "Use what you have laying around—pots, bowls, baskets, trays, or thrift them," she says.

For this DIY plant stand, she said she also uses "S" hooks to hang plants, as well. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Upcycle Other Household Items

Evelyn Jean Home

Evelyn Jean Home

Truly, you can use anything to elevate your plants, as Evie from Evelyn Jean Home proves with this DIY plant stand. She used upcycled porch posts to create a gorgeous space full of plants at different heights.

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Get Crafty

True Ivory Designs

True Ivory Designs

Lori from True Ivory Designs made this adorable planter from craft wood and popsicle sticks from Michael's. Place it on top of some neutral books to add some height, and you've got a beautiful, elevated box to display your plant babies.

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Try a Shelf

Kristin Gambaccini

Kristin Gambaccini

A traditional plant stand not your thing? Why not try a shelf instead?

This simple, chic shelf by Kristin Gambaccini not only elevates her plants, but it's a very simple DIY. Paint a piece of wood a neutral color, add decorative hinges to hold it up, and place your plant babies along your new shelf.

Grab your tools and dollar store items and get to creating, or just search your house for items that could potentially double as plant stands. With a little love and creativity, your plant babies are sure to love their new homes.

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