Cement Plant Stands

5 Materials
48 Hours

I wanted to try my hand at cement plant stands but you could use concrete as well with these.

I used cement I had for a previous project I listed. Portland Cement type 1-11

I purchased plastic containers at Dollar General. You could use many different styles and bowls as long as they are plastic. First,

you want to grease the insides of the bowls that you are making. I used vegetable oil and paper towel to wipe the insides.

Now you add cement. I did this to my liking and the amount that I thought would fill my three bowls. I added water and mixed with a paint stick. You could use a drill with paint attachment to mix. That would be much easier.

Now the fun part. I used a plastic cup to add the mixer to the bowl. I then used dowels to make a triangle. My dowels I purchased were from Joann’s. They were one inch in width. I had my husband use his saw to cut them in equal measurements. That means three of the exact size that fit the bowls. That means if I did a smaller bowl I made my dowels shorter.

I did have 5 gallon paint buckets on hand from Home Depot. So I took my biggest bowl set it inside the 5 gallon bucket and it held the legs exactly to where I wanted them to dry. I repeated this step with all my bowls. It made sure that they stayed in place.

Now it is time for them to dry. I left them outside for two days straight in the Florida heat.

Here is the finished product. You can stain your dowels (legs) or paint them. I kept them natural and actually moved them indoors.

We have too much rain in Florida to have them out there.

They are really cute and a great addition to decor.

I hope you liked my cement stools.

IG Dreamoakdecor

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  • Lorraine Lorraine on Apr 22, 2021

    I would like to have a movable bird feeder pole to put in front of my bathroom window in the summer.....on my cement driveway. I was thinking of putting cement in a pail with the pole for the feeder in the middle. How deep should I go with the cement so that it doesn't topple over?????? my pole has to be 6 feet high.Any suggestions on creating this thought?????????????????

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Apr 29, 2021

    Is there a way to color the concrete? It might add interest to compliment your decor.


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  • Tonya Tonya on May 03, 2021

     I luvit!!!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 14, 2021

    If these stools are intended for use outdoors, I would suggest to make indentations in the centre of them so that the pot could go down inside the stand a little ways, instead of just sitting on top, as shown above. This modification would help protect the pots (being top heavy) from tipping over in the wind.

    • That is a good tip for those using them outdoors. Merging my cement bowl design and stool design would most likely do the trick to combat wind. I have only used mine in the house for decor so I’ve had no problems.