DIY Basket Plant Stand

3 Materials
2 Hours

On a recent trip to Homegoods, I saw basket plant stands that I thought would be a great addition to a little corner by our buffet. The baskets weren’t really the tone/color I liked and also by looking at them they looked really easy for something that could be a DIY.

They were around $40 and I knew I could do it for cheaper. While walking the aisles I found a cute basket with a tone and size that would work to DIY my own plant stand. Bingo and only $12.99!

The only thing I needed now was legs and the ones at the store basically just looked like dowels so that’s what I purchased. 11/4″ 4′ dowel from Lowes.

After looking online to see what angle the legs should be cut at I came to the conclusion to cut the dowels on a 10 degree angle on my Miter saw on both sides parallel.

I cut the dowel into 16″ legs.

I also cut a piece of scrap board to fit into the bottom of the basket.

I also cut a scrap piece of underlayment to use on the outside bottom of the basket. Using a compass I made a circle and marked it every 120 degrees. I screwed the legs in through the top of the underlayment. Then I screwed the underlayment up through basket into to other scrap piece of wood.

That worked perfect and it looked great!

I stained the legs Puritan Pine and found 3 little faux plants that were around my home and put them in until I find bigger ones.

Doesn't it look cute in this little spot?

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Tara Boettger
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  • Hrdwrknlady Hrdwrknlady on May 21, 2022

    Wow that's beautiful! I love using wastebaskets for planters! I tipped one upside down and put a plant on top..I get the real beat up metal ones for cheap, drill holes in the bottom and put a plant in! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Lak59522155 Lak59522155 on Jul 14, 2022

    This will look nice with a faux Fern I think !