I love making planters and plant stands! Here are 27 of my DIY indoor planters and plant stands to help you decorate your home with plants.
27 DIY indoor planters & plant stands to help you decorate with plants!
Hey guys! If you’re new to my blog and this is the first post you are seeing, I have to admit—I really, really love making DIY indoor planters and plant stands. I love DIY and houseplants, and what better way to fulfill my love for both of those things than at the intersection of both?
Unlike a lot of roundups of DIY indoors planters, everything on this list is something I have actually made. All 27 of them. So you know that they are real, achievable DIYs. I’ve got something in this list for every skill level, too. Love woodworking? Awesome—break out your tools and let’s make a huge plant stand.
Not a tool person? Still cool. Lots of non-tool options in here. Don’t want to spend a lot of money and hate wasting things? You’ll love my upcycled Old Bay tin can planter. Or maybe you just want to do a bit of therapeutic painting on some cheap terracotta pots. That works for me. I love it all.
Because nothing feels better than having someone compliment a plant and its planter, and you’re able to respond with “oh thanks, not only am I amazing at taking care of plants, I also made the planter that one is in.” You know, one day when people are allowed to come over to our houses again.
27 DIY Indoor Planters & Plant Stands!
There's nothing I like more than planter DIYs. From building to painting and everything in between, I have a long list of planter projects to house my growing plant collection. I hope you find something to inspire you.
$2 Yard Sale Succulents and Painted Pots
I snagged these pots for free at a yard sale and painted them in colors I liked much better. They were originally pink and a dingy white. I also planted some $2 succulents I picked up at the same yard sale—yay for cheap yard sale plants. (See also: how to make DIY succulent soil and how to plant succulents in pots without drainage holes.)
Repurpose an Old Candle Into a Planter
Throwing away an old candle that’s burned out can be hard when the candle holder is so pretty. So why not turn it in to a planter? One less item in the landfill. I love being able to extend something’s life even when you think it’s reached the end of its line. (I also have a full post on how to care for pothos plants that you might like!)
Make a Hanging Planter: DIY Stainless Steel Bowl Hanging Planter
With a toddler and two cats constantly on the prowl for leafy greens to munch on (and throw up), hanging planters are a must. I made some chic ones out of a stainless steel bowl, and of course spray paint. Also check out my tutorial for how to hang planters from the ceiling.
Make a Hanging Indoor Garden
This is one of my earliest woodworking projects, so it has a special place in my heart. It broke during our move from our last apartment to this house, though. We were sad to see it go. We still have both of the plants on the ends, though!
Upcycled Wine Bottle Vase
A fun little project I felt I had to do as a DIY right of passage. If you haven’t done a project with a wine bottle, how can you call yourself crafty? This is a more modern twist on a usually more traditional-looking craft. Honestly, I could have just left it matte white!
DIY Test Tube Propagation Station
If you love propagating plants, my DIY test tube propagation station is a great option. It uses scrap wood and has 10 slots for test tubes, meaning plenty of new baby plants. This plant station is constantly filled up during the spring and summer.
Test Tube Propagation Stand (Using No Tools!)
If the test tube propagation station is too involved for you or if tools just aren't your thing, here is another option for you. It uses cheap pipe to prop up the same test tubes. It has a similar look and feel to the test tube propagation station with much less effort! (Like this cool plant? It's a rope plant. Check out my care guide for the hoya rope plant.)
How to Plant a Succulent in a Mug or Teacup
This tiny teacup cactus planter is up in our bedroom and has a neat little story behind it. I love it. The perfect combination of dainty and bold…with just a dash of kitschy.
DIY Hanging Plant Holder
I made this hanging plant pot holder out of scrap wood and makes a beautiful addition to our basement. Pothos is a great plant for this planter, too. It's going to look lovely once is begins trailing.
DIY Geometric Concrete Planter Pot
How to make a cute little DIY geometric concrete planter pot using a silicone mold. These are adorable and so cheap to make since concrete is dirt cheap! (Related: See my post about how to drill holes in concrete pots.)
Customize an Ikea Papaja Plant Pot
Plant pots are so cheap at Ikea, so they’re fun to customize. Check out what I did to this one using paint and my Cricut machine. I think it was green to start out with? Lime green. Not my bag.
Make a Cute Little Succulent Terrarium
Sadly this one did not last long. Henry the cat was so utterly infatuated with getting inside of the bowl and getting to the plants that he knocked it over. I decided to re-home the plants in other pots instead of doing another terrarium…but it was lovely while it lasted.
Painted Ceramic Pot Makeover
This is included on my DIYs that have stood the test of time list. One of my earliest paint projects, and still one of my favorites. It looks lovely in my living room right now, and the paint job has held up without a scratch!
How to Paint Terracotta Pots: The Ultimate Guide
This post will teach you how to paint plain cheap terracotta pots, including the all-important step of how to seal the clay pots. This step is necessary to prevent the paint from bubbling and peeling in the future.
Ikea DIY Seminar: Modern Succulent Centerpiece
This was a fun project because I actually got to do an in-store demo at Ikea for it! It’s made only with supplies from Ikea. This one lives in my parents’ bedroom now, on their dresser.
DIY Planter Out of an Upcycled Can
I love a good thrifty DIY, and I love to see what i can upcycle and turn into a planter. This gorgeous little planter started off as an Old Bay can if you can believe it. Learn how to upcycle a can into a planter with gorgeous results!
Hygge Inspired Cozy Modern Dipped Planter
I completed this project during the depths of pregnancy nausea. Looking at this thing kind of triggers nauseated feelings, which makes me feel bad because I love it!
DIY Concrete Succulent Planters
These little cuties were the result of my first foray into working with concrete a few years ago. This was actually a crafting type of concrete that has filler in it to make it more lightweight. But you could make these with regular old concrete.
10-Minute DIYs: Tiny Tea Tin Planter
Can’t go wrong with upcycling a tea tin. I love looseleaf teas, and when I finished the contents of this one, I knew I had to make something cute out of it. It’s the perfect home for propagating succulent pieces that need to root but aren’t quite ready for the big leagues yet.
DIY Epoxy Resin Planters Using a Silicone Mold
These adorable epoxy resin planters are also perfect for tiny plants or propagations. You can also drill holes in the bottom for drainage if you need to. Learn how I made these using resin, mica dye powders, and a heat gun!
Make a Tiny Tree Branch Faux Planter
I created this out of a scrap piece from our DIY cat tree made out of real branches. I had already stained and sealed the piece when we cut it off to level the tree, so I had to make something out of it. This actually holds a faux succulent, so that’s why I call it a faux planter. But it still got the nod for this planter post. Why? Because it’s adorable. And it would be a great air plant holder.
DIY Modern Plywood Planter With Hairpin Legs
I absolutely love how this modern plywood planter with hairpin legs turned out. The hairpin legs make a great touch, and you won't believe what the plant is actually planted in to protect the wood! You can also check out my snake plant care guide.
DIY Plant Propagation Station
This plant propagation station is similar to the test tube propagation station, but it uses cheap glass jars. The jars are a bit bigger than test tubes, so they are great for slightly beefier plants. (Like monstera deliciosas, which I have two of in this picture! Check out my guide for how to propagate monstera deliciosa.)
A Cheap Planter You Can DIY: Upcycled Thrift Store Bowl
This planter was modeled after the gold stainless steel bowl planter I made. I found a much smaller version of the bowl at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and decided to whip another one up.
Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet Hack Using the Fabrikor
This one is less of a planter and more of a plant house. I have a bunch of my high-humidity-loving plants living in this glass Ikea cabinet. Learn how I converted this to a little indoor greenhouse that helps me display my plants in a gorgeous way!
DIY Tiered Plant Stand: Make Space for More Plants!
If you guys are on the handier end of things or know someone who is, my DIY tiered plant stand plans will be right up your alley! It will help you create more vertical space for a ton of houseplants, including a rod for hanging plants or grow lights.
DIY Midcentury Plant Stand With Hairpin Legs
My DIY midcentury plant stand with hairpin legs is a super easy DIY. The only tool it really requires is a drill! It's a great way to help you display your plants and also make them look larger by raising them a few inches. I also have a very similar DIY box-style plant stand that I made using scrap wood.
If you want to get planting, you might also like these plant care posts: How to pot indoor plants correctly, how to create drainage in pots without holes, handy indoor succulent care tips for plant killers, and how to drill drainage holes in ceramic pots.
Just getting into succulents and you have some great ideas here!
Thanks Suzy! I love making things in to planters 🙂