30 Cute, Cheap & Easy DIY Plant Stands To Try Right Now

by craftyclub

Quarantine got you down? Bring the outside in!

In the midst of the crazy times we are in, I have found a sanctuary with my plants. Having something to tend to that I can watch flourish is just so good for my mental health.

I’ve been on the hunt for some plant stands to keep things organized but they get SO expensive and look so flimsy.

After doing some research, I found a lot of plant stand ideas and learned that it’s actually way more cost efficient to make your own plant stands! Not only this, but you can customize them to fit in with your decor.

So, after searching “how to make a plant stand” for hours on end, I’ve compiled a list for you of the best DIY plant stands out there.

If you’re looking for easy, cheap, and adorable plant stands then look no further! 

1. Thrifty Barstool DIY Plant Stand

DIY plant stand from upcycled thrifted bar stool
DIY plant stand from upcycled thrifted bar stool (via The Frugal Homemaker)

We are kicking off our list with a plant stand that’s cute, simple, and matches any decor!

Simply grab some old bar stools from the thrift store and you’ve saved your plants from the floor and barstools from the landfill.

We love the rustic look of the wood shown but you can even wood stain these to make them match whatever color your furniture is! 

2. Sleek & Modern Marble DIY Indoor Plant Stand

Diy Plant Stand + Easy Faux Marble Effect
Diy Plant Stand + Easy Faux Marble Effect (via Lily Ardor)

Marble is really popular these days but oh it is so expensive!  

So, what’s the next best thing when you’re on a budget? Learn how to DIY marble so beautifully that no one will ever know the difference!

This DIY is so trendy and cute that you’ll want one in every room and your mom will start bragging to her Facebook friends and telling them that you’re an interior designer.

3. Boho Ladder DIY Plant Holder

DIY Ladder Plant Stand
DIY Ladder Plant Stand (via Giggle Living)

Are you looking for a lot of plant storage with a little space? Build up!

This cute yet simple ladder displays a lot of plants without taking up a lot of room. Let your vines hang and bask in the clean air glory!

4. Simple Timber Indoor Plant Stand DIY

Diy Timber Plant Stands - Free Downloadable Plans
Diy Timber Plant Stands – Free Downloadable Plans (via Al + Imo)

Did someone say timber?

This DIY is so easy to follow and even comes with free downloadable plans. Free is my favorite word these days and if it isn’t yours, toss some green this way!

OR toss all of your green onto this cute plant stand. Your choice. 

5. Dimensional Scrap Wood Hexagon Planter + Plant Stand DIY

Diy Carved Hexagon Planter With Plant Stand
Diy Carved Hexagon Planter With Plant Stand (via Ugly Duckling House)

This DIY is made from scrap wood and is so simple that I’m making them in bulk for holiday gifts.

The hexagon shape makes them unique while the wood allows them to still blend in with any regular decor beautifully.

These easily pass for expensive store-bought plant stands and will have everyone asking where you got them from!

6. Rustic Concrete Stool DIY Indoor Plant Holder

How To Make A Concrete Plant Stand
How To Make A Concrete Plant Stand (via Hip And Humble Style)

If you’ve never worked with concrete before, don’t be intimidated! It’s so much easier than it seems, and you’ll be a pro by the end of this DIY.

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The instructions are so simple to follow and it’s so cheap that there’s no reason not to try!

I love the way that the legs are half brown and half white. It adds so much dimension.

This plant stand is the perfect compliment to any home or office space.

7. Tall & Modern DIY Indoor Plant Stand 

Easy DIY Plant Stand
Easy DIY Plant Stand (via The Stonybrook House)

If you’re looking for a plant stand that’s a little taller but not a skyscraper, this is the one for you!

This plant stand gets the plant well off the ground without the need to put it on top of anything else. It’s great for areas that need a bit more dimension and depth.

The sleek and modern design ties in with any decor. 

8. Two-Tiered Wood Easy Indoor Plant Stand DIY

Diy Wood Plant Stand
Diy Wood Plant Stand (via The Merry Thought)

In the market for something simple yet moderately spacious?

This two-tiered plant stand holds two plants and is the perfect space saver in a small apartment or office! 

The instructions make it so simple and easy, so get to it! 

9. Long Wooden Window Shelf DIY Indoor Plant Stand

Ridiculously Easy DIY Plant Stand
Ridiculously Easy DIY Plant Stand (via Old World New)

Okay, currently saving this one for a rainy day!

This long window plant stand is perfect for bringing your plants indoors for the winter and is so simple that you can get it done in a day.

Your plants will thank you for all the sunshine that they’re about to soak up!

10. Boho Basket DIY Plant Holder

DIY Basket Plant Stand
DIY Basket Plant Stand (via Alice & Lois)

This plant stand is such a boho lover’s dream!

Visit your local thrift store or pick up the basket that’s been sitting in your garage unused for months and get to crafting.

You can get this done in minutes and enjoy the benefits for years.

As this stuff becomes trendier, it just gets more expensive. Keep up your design theme without sacrificing your wallet in the process! 

11. Rustic Boho A-Frame DIY Plant Stand 

DIY A-Frame Plant Stand
DIY A-Frame Plant Stand (via Best Realty)

A-frame plant stands are super trendy yet so unnecessarily expensive!

Grab some coffee and pine boards and use your Saturday to make this money saving plant stand.

Having all of your plants together like this will make watering them a breeze and will add a huge splash of greenery to any space! I’m just imagining this one in the middle of a room with bookshelves on either side. What a perfect little library.

A girl can dream, right?

12. Beautiful Recycled Tomato Cage DIY Indoor Plant Holder

Learn How to Turn a Basic Tomato Cage Into a Chic Plant Stand
Learn How to Turn a Basic Tomato Cage Into a Chic Plant Stand (via Martha Stewart)

Okay, hello genius idea that I wish I’d come up with myself!

This DIY is so simple and easy but will leave you with plant stands that look like they came from a designer store.

I love how the gold adds so much elegance.

13. Short & Sweet Wooden Indoor Plant Stand DIY

DIY Wooden Plant Stands on a CNC
DIY Wooden Plant Stands on a CNC (via Addicted 2 Diy)

If you’re looking for elevated but not too elevated, here you go.

These little plant stands keep dirt off of your furniture while also providing proper aeration for the bottom of your plants. Plus, they’re super cute! 

14. Wooden Shelf Indoor/Outdoor DIY Plant Stand

DIY Outdoor Plant Stand
DIY Outdoor Plant Stand (via Handmade Weekly)

This is such a versatile shelf that it can be used indoors or outdoors!

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How easy would it be to winterize your plants if all you had to do was carry their shelf inside?

This is the simplest plant stand idea and is so efficient!

15. Huge Easy Hanging Staircase DIY Plant Holder

How to Build a Simple Staircase Plant Stand
How to Build a Simple Staircase Plant Stand (via Empress Of Dirt)

A plant stand like this would easily cost a fortune in the store but you’re going to make it for way cheaper!

It’s huge, it’s nice to look at, and it is more stable than your last relationship.

Grab some wood and get to sawing! 

16. Chic Trashcan Easy Indoor Plant Stand DIY

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand
Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand (via Dream Green Diy)

This one is for the person that wants a DIY plant stand but doesn’t want to spend all day on it.

Grab a cheap trash can, cut some dowel rods and paint it your favorite color!

It’ll blend in with your decorations and keep your plants happy and healthy.

17. Trendy Trellis DIY Indoor Plant Stand

Turn Basic Wood Trellises into a Stylish Outdoor Plant Stand
Turn Basic Wood Trellises into a Stylish Outdoor Plant Stand (via BHG)

Looking for an easy weekend project? Grab your power tools and let’s get to it!

This vertical trellis plant stand makes for cute plant storage at a fraction of the cost.

The possibilities are endless with wood stains, paint colors, and container patterns!

18. Rustic Rolling Plant Stand DIY 

Diy Rolling Plant Stand
Diy Rolling Plant Stand (via Bigger Than The Three Of Us)

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I always see those cute pieces of wood at the craft store and wonder what I could possibly do with them.

They’re so cute and give a rustic cabin like feel!

Drill some holes, attach some wheels, and you have a traveling plant stand that will keep your outdoor plants from drowning during hurricane season. 

19. Cheap & Customizable Plant Holder DIY

How to Make a DIY Indoor Plant Stand
How to Make a DIY Indoor Plant Stand (via The Diy Plan)

A blank slate with tons of room for customization, this plant stand is so chic!

Grab the design plans and take a trip to the home improvement store for some wood.

If you grab a plant while you’re there even though your partner told you they’re leaving if you come home with another, we won’t tell. 

20. “Welcome” Hanging DIY Plant Holder

DIY Hanging Plant Stand From Start to Finish
DIY Hanging Plant Stand From Start to Finish (via Daily DoseOf Diy)

I love a DIY that tells me step by step how to complete it.

This cutie is so simple and would look beautiful on any front porch!

Add some seasonal flowers and you have created a welcoming environment the second someone steps onto your property. 

21. Beautiful Butcher Block DIY Indoor Plant Stand

Small Kitchen Hack: Repurposed Butcher Block Diy Plant Stand
Small Kitchen Hack: Repurposed Butcher Block Diy Plant Stand (via Domestic Bliss Squared)

An ode to kitchens everywhere, this plant stand is made from a repurposed butcher block and will have friends asking where you got it!

I love how rustic the wood looks and I honestly feel like a used butcher block adds to the overall feel. The cut marks and scratches all add more character!

I really feel like this is a piece of furniture that could be passed down through the family. Maybe engrave something in the bottom? 

22. Simple Copper Pipe Indoor DIY Plant Stand

DIY Raised Copper Pipe Plant Stand
DIY Raised Copper Pipe Plant Stand (via Hunker)

Copper is so “in”, seriously. Look around you!

This dainty little plant stand is metallic and meshes with a variety of different decor. I think it pairs so nicely with a white pot and truly makes all of the color in the plant pop!

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It is so elegant and will be the perfect home for your newest plant

23. Elegant Turned Leg DIY Indoor Plant Stand

DIY Turned Leg Plant Stand
DIY Turned Leg Plant Stand (via Lauren Jamison)

Okay, now this is a plant stand with character!

If you’re looking for something that stands out, this unique piece is for you.

A special plant deserves a special place to rest its roots.

24. Adorable Plant Corner DIY Matching Plant Stands

DIY Plant Stand
DIY Plant Stand (via Nick’s Blog)

You know what your home is missing? A plant corner.

These matching plant stands add a lot of dimension to an otherwise unused corner and can add just the right amount of greenery to any office!

With the way things are going in the world, we could all use a little more “life” in our space.

So cute, so simple, such a peaceful little area! 

25. Neat Nesting DIY Farmhouse Plant Stands

Nesting Plant Stands Build Plans
Nesting Plant Stands Build Plans (via Houseful Of Handmade)

Looking for something farmhouse chic to put your plants on?

These nesting plant stands are perfect!

As an added bonus, when you kill your smaller plant you can put its stand underneath the bigger one and no one will ever know.

I’m kidding, but if you already have plants then you’ll know I’m actually not kidding. Why won’t they love us back?

26. Mid-Century Dream DIY Planter

A Vintage Planter Cacti Garden
A Vintage Planter Cacti Garden (via A Beautiful Mess)

Planters like this retail for so much money. But what if we learn how to make our own and use that extra money to buy new plants?

Using some elegant furniture legs, you can create a colorful and beautiful little garden in your own home.

This plant stand truly adds a warm vintage feel to any space. 

27. Rustic Rolling Garden DIY Plant Shelf

Make Your Own DIY Rolling Garden and Plant Shelf
Make Your Own DIY Rolling Garden and Plant Shelf (via Freshmommy Blog)

This is the plant stand of my dreams.

It can be used indoors or used as a garden center outdoors like the picture shows.

Imagine how many plants you could store here! No more walking around the house trying to remember to water them all.

This plant stand will truly simplify your morning routine. 

28. Trendy Acacia DIY Matching Indoor Plant Stands

Diy Acacia Wood Plant Stand
Diy Acacia Wood Plant Stand (via Sugar & Cloth)

Modern but also cozy, these matching plant stands really seek to highlight the green.

Seriously though, the way that those leaves pop against the brown wood makes my heart so happy.

Make yourself one, or two, or twenty. This DIY is so simple that you’ll be making these in your sleep. 

29. Boho Balsa DIY Indoor Plant Stands

Diy Decorative Plants Stands
Diy Decorative Plants Stands (via The Lovely Drawer)

These little boho plant stands make the cutest centerpieces for any table.

You can easily make them on a rainy day, and they add so much character to your plant!

Getting married? Save this DIY and use them as centerpieces at your reception!

30. Front Door Pipe Easy DIY Plant Holder

DIY Plant Stand
DIY Plant Stand (via Truly Darling)

Looking to add a little color by your front door?

This simple pipe plant holder is cute and affordable!

It’s the perfect way to display a hanging plant without drilling any holes in your siding.

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