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.
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!)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.)
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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.
Brittany is a seasoned DIY home and garden expert, running a creative brand since 2014 that inspires others with approachable plant care guides, woodworking tutorials, and decor projects. Her work has been recognized by major publications, and she routinely collaborates with fellow DIY industry leaders—but her favorite thing to do is inspire you!
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