Simple and sweet DIY modern planter stand

I have a DIY project for you today that is perfect for spring! I’ve been loving potted houseplants, but I’m running out of tables to put them on. So I decided to make a plant stand! I’ve been eyeing Modernica’s Case Study Ceramic Cylinder with Wood Stand for a while, but the price is a bit steep for me. This DIY version is very similar, for a fraction of the cost. I love it, and I hope you do too!

completed diy modern planter stand

diy planter stand supplies

You will need:

  • a straight-sided pot
  • a long piece of square wood
  • four wooden dowels
  • a drill
  • a saw
  • wood stain

diy steps for a modern planter stand

Decide how tall you want the sides of your planter stand to be, then cut the wood into four even pieces at that height. Measure the diameter of your pot, then cut two more pieces of wood at that length.

Carefully cut a notch in the center of the two pieces of wood, so they fit together like an “X” and lie flush. There are probably power tools that do a better job of this, but I used a saw.

Drill holes on the four side pieces where you want the bottom of the planter to sit. (Make the holes the same diameter as your dowels.) Drill more holes at the ends of the two notched pieces. Then, use the dowels to connect the side pieces to the notched pieces, making sure that one of the notches faces up and the other one faces down. You should have two pieces that look like an “H” now.

stain your planter stand

Fit the two notched pieces together to form the completed stand. Then, stain it and place your pot inside!

completed diy plant stand

diy planter stand

I love how clean and modern this planter stand is—so much better than having the pot sit on the floor. What do you think? Would you try this project?

For more easy DIYs and home décor inspiration from Aileen, check out her blog At Home in Love.

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