How to create DIY plant stands?

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I have these 2 plants that my son and I grew from seeds. So they are very special, but are growing so much I need something tall for them! I don't want to spend $30/piece, and I'm just crafty enough to DIY, I just needs some ideas! Please help!


Please disregard the background. My living room/front room is beautiful!

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2 plants in a matte teal color. With the wall color some as picture.

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  • Beth Beth on Aug 30, 2018

    Hi Jessica! Have you seen the trash-can-to-planter tutorial from Jenna at Lantern Lane Designs? She has a ton of ideas on her site for marbleizing decor as well. Anyway, you could makeover the trash cans like she suggests, then turn them upside down and use them as plant stands. Here's a link to her post: https://www.lanternlanedesigns.com/make-your-own-planters-with-trash-cans/

  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Aug 30, 2018

    You could pick up a couple of stools from a local thrift store and paint them your favorite colors.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Aug 30, 2018

    The coleus that are blooming - that bloom needs to be pinched off. If you want - these plants can be cut back, and new ones started, by rooting. If you let them bloom they may die. I always cut mine back - that way they thicken up.

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    • Khawkey Khawkey on Sep 01, 2018

      Blooms can be used as seeds too.

  • G G on Aug 30, 2018

    You can buy the round tomatoe cages at Walmart or any big box hardware store for anywhere from $2-$5. They come in colors or you can spray paint them. Cut off the part that sticks into the ground. I usually cut it off at the last ring. You can top it with a round plate or wood piece then sit your plant on it. You can make them different heights depending on what part you cut off.

  • Inetia Inetia on Sep 01, 2018

    If you have a ‘Big Lots’ store you can get pretty big pots there for only $12. At least at my store you can.

  • Shreya Dalela Shreya Dalela on Jul 12, 2021

    Hey Jessica! You've some lovely plants. I guess you've found some ideas by now. But if you want, you can still check out these love DIY plant stands with tutorials.