DIY Marble Plant Stand Out of Old Tile

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I thought about making a side table, a bench, and even a coffee table out of these hairpin legs but eventually landed on creating a DIY marble plant stand because I couldn’t find material that I LOVED enough for those other projects. And because it's still a little too cold in the Chicagoland area to start planting outside, this indoor plant stand (that can easily transition outside when the temps rise!) was so easy and very affordable.

And after doing this project and seeing how easy it was to work with these legs, I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for more material to upcycle in order to DIY one of those other options.
I used an old piece of marble tile that I had and knew that this affordable scrap piece of material could be perfect for this up cycle project! (Note: this picture shows the backside of the marble tile, the front side didn’t have stains like the back did).
The only other material I needed was a type of liquid nails. Literally all I had to do was glue the legs to the back of the piece of tile and let it dry... it really was that easy!
Honestly, I could NOT believe how easy it was to attach these legs to the back of the marble tile. All I had to do was add glue to the back of each leg’s base and stick it to the tile. The gluing part took less than 5 minutes and I was done.
But the best part of these hairpin legs is that they can be used for just about anything! Check out how we used these same materials (with a slightly different attachment method) to create a DIY side table in less than 15 minutes here ---> http://thediyplaybook.com/2017/03/diy-hairpin-table-2-ways.html.

How would you customize your hairpin legs? Would you make a plant stand? A side table? Heck, maybe even a bench or table?! We'd love to hear your ideas!

Suggested materials:

  • Tile
  • Hairpin legs
  • Glue
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  • Marlene Burns Marlene Burns on Jun 17, 2017
    Where did you find the hairpin legs? Really clever!
  • Gibbie Forgy Gibbie Forgy on Jul 09, 2020

    Love this idea. I’m always looking for a plant stand idea. How large is the tile? I guess those 16 x 16 tiles would work, huh?


  • RJM RJM on Jan 19, 2021

    Will the legs rust? I live near saltwater in Fla. Everything rusts except stainless steel. Any ideas?

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  • Maryfrancessandyplavidal Maryfrancessandyplavidal on Apr 30, 2018

    I have not found the hair pin legs,,,would love some, great idea,, I have some old tiles, and don't want to order off online ,,,


    • TamTam Wild TamTam Wild on Jun 13, 2019

      Amazon has a large selection of sizes from different suppliers. Many of which are Amazon Prime.

  • Mercedes Mercedes on Jun 06, 2020

    Wow, too easy, didn’t know that fuse would work for marble! I am going to use large tiles, these will be great plant stands for the garden room cattio, indoors and outdoors! Awesomeness award!

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