I love taking care of my indoor plants! They give the house such a welcoming and homey feel.

The problem is that I don’t have a lot of space on my window sill for all of them, so they were always stacked up and crammed together.

I wanted to find a way to make sure that each plant had enough room for their roots to grow and do well, and that they looked great too.

So I did some research online and found this article, which gave me 3 different ideas of how I could build plant stands to fit on my window sill.

I wanted a delicate, lightweight solution to showcase my indoor plants that didn’t take up too much space on my already crowded coffee table. I also wanted the plant stands to be collapsible since I keep them in a cabinet when not in use.

So I built some plant stands from some scrap wood and old flower pots…and that worked for awhile.

I did a bit more research and collected a bunch of different DIY plant stand plans that you can use if you’re trying to protect your delicate friend, the plant. 

A DIY plant stand can be a fun and easy project for anyone who loves plants and gardening. Here are some instructions to help you start this project.

15 Homemade DIY Plant Stands

#1. Plant Stand

Plant Stand

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#2. Plant Stand

Plant Stand

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I built this stand from scratch using scrap wood and some old pallets. It was a fun challenge and I learned a ton about how to build something sturdy and strong.

#3. Garden Plant Stand

Garden Plant Stand

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#4. Wood Plant Stand

Wood Plant Stand

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#5. Modern Plant Stands

Modern Plant Stands

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#6. DIY Park Bench Plant Stand

DIY Park Bench Plant Stand

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#7. Super Easy DIY Plant Stand

Super Easy DIY Plant Stand

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#8. Concrete Plant Stand

Concrete Plant Stand

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#9. Plant Stand for the Balcony

Plant Stand for the Balcony

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#10. Low Plant Stand

Low Plant Stand

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#11. Beautiful Wood Plant Stand

#12. The Knock Down Plant Stand

#13. Reclaimed Wood Herb or Plant Stand

Reclaimed Wood Herb or Plant Stand

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#14. Simple Wood Dowel Plant Stand

Simple Wood Dowel Plant Stand

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#15. Simple & Low Budget

Simple & Low Budget

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Materials Required

Materials Required

Aside from the materials needed for building your plant stand, you also need to gather tools and equipment that will aid you in properly assembling your structure.

For example, it is advisable to use screws instead of nails since they can hold larger items more easily. Also, if joints are not tight enough, you can add an adhesive like wood glue to make them tighter.

Tools need for making a plant stand

Tools need for making a plant stand

  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver (Phillips’s head)
  • Chisel or a flathead screwdriver
  • Square
  • Sandpaper
  • 1Paint or a sealant (optional)

How To Make A Wooden DIY plant stand

1. Plan the design of your plant stand

This is perhaps the most important step in making your plant stand. Measure the area where you will be placing it, and take into consideration the size of the plants you will be placed on it. Also, think about the type of material you want to use.

2. Cut the materials

Cut the materials

Once the design is finalized, you can now cut the materials that are needed. There are several ways how to cut your materials depending on the type of material used.

Make sure that when cutting wood, it is roughened up using sandpaper so that screws can penetrate it more easily.

3. Assemble your plant stand

Assemble your plant stand

Once you have all the materials ready, it is now time to assemble your plant stand. This can be a bit tricky if you are not used to it so make sure that you have all the tools needed with you.

4. Add the finishing touches

Add the finishing touches

You can now add the finishing touches to your plant stand by painting or sealing it. If you are adding ornaments such as seashells or rocks, this is the time when you should add them.



Possible problems you can encounter in making a plant stand and steps on how to solve these:

One of the legs broke

If your structure breaks down because one of its components (e.g. legs) broke, you can use wood glue to secure the broken parts together again.

The screws are too short

This is a common problem when using screws instead of nails. To solve this, try inserting toothpicks into the screw holes then push the other end with your fingers until it touches the base or board where you will be attaching the screw.

You can then use a hammer to drive the toothpick in and this will make the screws longer.

The joints are not tight

This may be due to inaccurate measurements when cutting your materials. If this is the case, you can use wood glue to fix them together.

The plant stand is not stable

If the structure is not stable, it may be because you didn’t place enough screws or do not have a tight enough joint.

It is also possible that your measurements are off so double-check them before assembling your plant stand.

Benefits of DIY plant stand

Benefits of DIY plant stand

1. Ultimate flexibility

A plant stand doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture in your house- one of its great benefits. You can make these as and when needed using plywood boards from home improvement stores without any additional tools or expertise.

For example, if you are throwing a party at your place and wish to display some plants, simply make one or two stands before the event begins.

In case you don’t want to see them after the party is over, just put them away until next time!

2 . Save money

Plant stands can be quite expensive depending on their quality. They usually cost hundreds of dollars for a small size that will fit into a corner of your room or balcony.

With this DIY project, however, you can save lots of money as the materials needed are quite cheap and you can make as many stands as you want.

3. It’s a fun project

This is a fun project that doesn’t require any prior woodworking experience. If you can use a circular saw then you can make this stand.

You also get to be creative with the design and color choices. So, go ahead and have some fun while making your plant stand!

Care and maintenance 

Care and maintenance of DIY plant stand

1. Cleaning

Since this is an indoor project, the plant stand should last you a long time if you maintain it properly.

To clean it, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasives as they can damage its surface.

2 . Watering

Using peat-free potting soil, water your plants regularly so that they are always hydrated without becoming too wet or drying out completely. That’s all!

If you follow these steps carefully, your plant stands will last for years together. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give this DIY project a try today!

3. Height

The stand can be placed at any height that fits your vase or planter. It’s a great choice for both indoor and outdoor plants as it keeps them off the floor so they don’t get dirty.

4. Material

Plywood works best for a plant stand as it is sturdy and has a smooth finish to prevent any scratches on the surface of the planter or vase.

Due to its shape, plywood cannot curve but if you want this project to work then there are no other options available at home improvement stores!

You could try using reclaimed wood boards but they will take much longer than usual due to their irregular shapes and sizes.

However, if you’re okay with waiting then go ahead and use those instead.

5. Paints

Paints are optional for this project. If you want to paint it then choose a flat paint for the base color and use acrylic or oil-based topcoat to protect it from scratches.

Make sure that the base coat has completely dried before applying the top coat to avoid any bubbles on your stand’s surface.


So, there you have it! A simple, easy-to-follow guide on how to make a DIY plant stand.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert woodworker, this project is doable and is sure to add some personality to your home.