ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS DIY
April 29, 2019
With spring in full swing, it’s the perfect time to bring fresh decor into your home. One of the most popular decor trends that's showing no sign of stopping are house plants. There are many different ways to incorporate plants in your home, some people fill their space to create a lush urban jungle while others go for a more minimalist approach. Whatever your style is there’s sure to be a plant for you.
One of the best ways to bring out your personal style is by displaying your plant on a stylish plant stand. Some of these store-bought stands can be super pricey or look mass produced. For a frugal and personalized look, consider creating your own DIY plant stand using one of these three simple tutorials. Each of the projects’ materials can be found in a hardware store and can be completed in less than a day.
This stand’s thin frame gives it a chic and clean look. Before purchasing a pot, make sure that you measure it’s circumference so you know it’s big enough to not fall through the smallest ring of the tomato cage you pick.
Step 1: Use the bolt cutters to cut the ground-end prongs off of the tomato cage. Try to make your cut as clean as possible, you may need to file down any sharp edges.
Step 2: Spray paint the tomato cage with the color of your choice. Metallics like rose gold or copper give the cage a more glamorous look while bright colors, like coral or aqua are great for a trendy playful look.
Step 3: Apply extra coats of paint if any metal shows through and let the tomato cage dry for about an hour. Once it’s dry place it wide side down.
Step 4: Place your potted plant in the smallest ring of the cage and enjoy your new plant stand!
This wood crate stand is very versatile and can be used as shelving for books and other storage.
Step 1: Pick your paint color(s) and paint the crates. For best results, prime your crates and apply 2–3 coats depending on the opacity of the paint.
Step 2: Let the crates dry for a couple hours. Once they are completely dry, stack the crates and find your desired formation. Make sure to try this out in the space you plan putting the completed project to make sure it fits.
Step 3: After finalizing your formation, nail the crates in place. Make sure to use the right length nail to ensure that the nail doesn’t poke through to the other side.
Step 4: Arrange your plants on your crate stand and enjoy!
The shape and finish of this DIY copper pipe stand gives off a mid-century modern look, try using a matte silver pipe finish for an industrial look. Note: some stores may cut the pipe for you when you purchase and others will ask you to buy a simple pipe cutting tool that’s very easy to use.
Step 1: Assemble and glue the base, then let it dry. The copper pieces needed to assemble the base are:
Build the inner square first, one half at a time and then to attach the extending pipes after. Start with one half of the inner square, glue the 1-inch pieces to the T-brackets, then assemble the other half and glue the two halves together. Once dry, glue the 4 inch pipes into the remaining T-bracket slots.
Step 2: Assemble and glue the legs and let them dry. The copper pieces needed to assemble the legs are:
Glue one 5 inch pipe and one 10 inch pipe to either end of the T-bracket, leave the perpendicular slot open. Attach the copper pipe caps to the exposed ends of the 5 inch pipe and 10 inch pipe. Repeat these steps until you have four legs.
Step 3: Attach the legs to the base with glue and let them dry. Glue an open T-brackets on the leg piece to an end of the 4 inch pipe that extends from the base. Repeat this until all of the legs are attached to the base, let the plant stand dry.
Step 4: Once the glue has set (after an hour or so) add your potted plant to the stand and display your new project.
For more details on these planters and styling tips, check out the full DIY plant stand tutorials or the infographic by ProFlowers below:
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