Hello Friends, its been over a week and it feels like I haven’t visited here in so long ;)… But I suppose that is how summer should be and I am trying to savor each minute. Of course I had to drop in with this summer project that I have been working on for a bit now though too! It is this easy DIY Plant Stand.
Now I did say that I have been working on it for a while… That is not because it is a difficult project but more because I have put play before work most days and projects like these are taking longer ;). I love greenery throughout the summer and have been attempting to keep a couple “live” plants inside, haha.
Anyhow, here is what I used to make this!
- A small wooden tray (found at my local craft store). This could be a different shape as well.
- Squared wooden dowels (also found at the craft store). I used three since my tray was shaped into a hexagon.
- Tape measure
- Oscillating Tool (to cut notches into the wooden dowels)
- Skill Saw
- Wood Glue
Here is how I pieced this little DIY together…
- I determined how high I wanted the legs of the stand to be above and below the tray and then cut off the remainder using our skill saw (as always when using power tools practice safety). There is really no right or wrong with measurements here, I just eyeballed how I wanted the stand to look and kept all three legs the same.
- Next I measured the width and depth of the tray’s edge that I wanted to insert into the dowels. I made lines with a pencil and then used the oscillating tool to carefully cut them.
- After all the cuts were made I put glue inside the cuts so that I could affix the tray.
- I clamped all the legs down in place to make sure they were nice and tight. I let them sit until dry according to the glue’s directions.
- Lastly I painted the stand with a black chalk paint. This could be any color though!
And there you have it! This really was an easy project at an affordable price. I love being able to have a real fiddle leaf tree in our house.
It may be a smaller plant, but having a stand like this gives it the illusion that is is taller.
This sweet little plant was really struggling after I changed out its pot and I am glad to say that after some wonderful suggestions over on Instagram… it is looking so much better! I hope it continues to stay strong and grow through the days.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week all!