Today’s project isn’t very impressive, but it is something that I have been really needing to build for my flower pots by the porch. I have a few of these Bloom Master hanging pots for cascading flowers, they are what inspired the pallet planter box.
I intended to hang my baskets from shepherds hooks by my front porch. However when my large baskets are planted, they are too heavy and the hook can’t hold them. (Note: My Mom has the medium baskets and the shepherds hooks work fine.)
So I needed a little stand to get the baskets up off the ground and then beautiful flowers can cascade down! This stand is really simple and is inspired by a couple of planter stands from West Elm, this and this. I wanted my stands fairly tall to allow the Wave petunias to trail, you can easily adjust the height according to your needs.
It doesn’t look like much now, but in a couple of months it’ll look awesome!
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How to Build a Simple Flower Pot Stand
The dimensions for this stand will hold a pot 30″ above the ground (from the bottom of the flower pot to the ground).
- 2 – 2″ x 2″ x 8′ boards (actual dimensions 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
- 10 – 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws*
- wood glue
- wood protector (I used Thompson’s Water Seal traditional brown spray*)
- Approximate lumber cost: $4
- 4 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 31 1/8″ with 5 deg miter on each end
- 1 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ with 5 deg miter on each end opposite direction
- 2 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ with 5 deg miter on one end
Cut the boards according to the cut list and diagram. Sand the pieces as necessary.
Drill pocket holes* for 1 1/2″ material in the ends of the 10 1/4″ and 4 3/8″ pieces. Mark the center of the 10 1/4″ piece. Use wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws to attach the 4 3/8″ pieces to the center of the 10 1/4″ piece to form the X for the pot to sit on.
Mark 1″ up from the ends of the legs. Use wood glue and 2 1/2″ screws to attach the legs to the X. The first two legs will easy to attach, for the 3rd and 4th legs, you may need to use the short square driver*.
Assembled flower pot stand.
I used Thompson’s Water Seal wood stain. It stains the wood and coats it with an outdoor protector at the same time. Then I let it dry.
There it is, in all of it’s glory! 🙂 I know you’re really impressed, but I’m excited for it.
Perfect fit for my flower pot!
I’m participating in the #PatioPowerToolChallenge, check out 11 other great DIY projects for your Patio and Porch! (numbers on the picture correlate to links below)
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7. Trimming Out Porch Posts by My Repurposed Life
8. Stenciled Concrete Topped Table by Designs By Studio C
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10. DIY Outdoor Sofa Table Tutorial by H2OBungalow
11. Repurposed Electrical Spool Holder Table by Designed Decor
12. DIY Outside Standing Plant Hanger by Confessions of A Serial DIYer
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Jeanie @ Create & Babble says
The most simple projects sometimes give the most impact – like this! I think I need a few of these!
Kim (TheKimSixFix) says
This is so pretty (and you have the BEST FLOWERS!?) I love it!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
This is a great solution to getting those flowers off the ground! I had the same idea in mind lol. These will be gorgeous as the petunias continue to grow. 🙂
It is perfect! I think it already looks pretty! I need to know your trick for getting your flowers to grow…I don’t think my thumb is very green! 🙂
It’s really the type of flower I use. It’s a Wave petunia, wave is a brand and they are more expensive than the regular petunias, but they are super awesome!
Thanks for posting this is a great project. I’m definitely going to make one of these for my petunias. But I think that if I shortened the legs, it would also make a great stand for a glass beverage container with a spout. This way the spout is up off of the counter but it’s nice and sturdy. Thanks for the idea.
That is such a good idea, I didn’t even think of that. Guess I’ll have to whip up an extra for my drink stand too!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
Oh that is cute! I need a couple up on my driveway!
This is so attractive and a great way to display plants that are too heavy to hang. It is pretty now and will be even more so when the petunias trail down. I wouldn’t mind having a few of these at my house and I appreciate that they can be built quickly without a lot of tools or wood needed.
I love this plant stand! It’s perfect for those gorgeous petunias! I’ve never seen anything like them. Clearly I need to spend more time in the plant section at Home Depot! If I can get petunias as pretty as yours, I’m building a bunch of these!
Beautiful job Amy on the flower pot stand, and I am so in love with your pallet flower stand…
I didn’t know that the Thompson’s Water Seal came in a spray can…. I’ll have to remember that.
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle says
Thanks for the awesome instructions! I love varying heights for planters! Love it!
DeDe @ Designed Decor says
Those flower pot stands are a great idea! Those flowers are beautiful! Makes a great statement!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Oh my gosh Amy, if only my hanging flowers looked so full and lush like yours! Love this idea for DIY plant stands and will show my sister, who also has huge cascading flower arrangements too heavy to hang. She’s kind of handy so I think following your step-by-step tutorial should help guide her along the way. Pinned to share.