4 DIY Ideas for Plant Stands and Wall Hangers

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As your plant collection continues to grow, you may have difficulty finding free space to display them! One only has so many windowsills. A simple solution is to DIY some plant stands and shelves out of inexpensive materials. This way, you can keep your plants off the ground, stack them up vertically, or create pretty displays with different height levels. 

Nothing beats the satisfaction of creating something beautiful all by yourself! Here are four simple DIY ideas for plant stands and shelves for modern, stylish houseplant displays that won’t break the bank. 

DIY Plant Wall Rack with Ikea Bed Slats

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Those wooden slats that come with Ikea bed frames make the perfect structure for a DIY plant wall! Plus, the light-colored wood and soft grey straps are quite attractive. You could paint the slats for a pop of color, but the natural wood finish has a nice minimalist feel. 

All you have to do is hang the slats by drilling the top beam to the wall with a few screws. Make sure it’s level, so the slats don’t hang crooked. Voila, you’ve got 16 horizontal wooden beams on which to hang your planters—pots with built-in hooks for wall hanging work best. Alternatively, you could permanently screw in some small pots across the beams, but this may make repotting a bit trickier. 

Tomato Cage Plant Stand

This is one of the quickest and easiest DIY plant stand hacks ever! All you need is a cheap metal tomato cage and wire cutters. Use the wire cutters to cut off the bottom legs of your tomato cage, so you’re left with three connected rings. Place the cage on the floor upside down, so the largest ring is the base, and the smallest ring sits at the top. Place your plant pot in the small ring, and there you have it! 

If you want to jazz up your tomato cage plant stand, you can spray paint it or cover the metal rings with rope for a more rustic, boho look. Use a hot glue gun to attach the rope, winding it all the way around each ring until they’re completely covered. 

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“S” hooks are a DIY crafter’s best friend. To make a hanging wall beam to suspend plants in baskets and macrame hangers, all you’ll need is three strands of chain link all of equal lengths, three ceiling hooks, about 10 “S” hooks, and a wooden broomstick handle or long, skinny copper pipe.

Attach the ceiling hooks where you’d like your plants to hang. Most folks attach them right up against the wall to create a wall hanging, but you can also suspend them above a dining table as an alternative chandelier. Then, hang one chain link strand on each ceiling hook. Attach an “S” hook to the bottom link of each chain, and then hang the beam in the bottom part of the hooks. 

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Wooden Crate Plant Shelf

Plain rectangular wooden crates can look so pretty when they’re all stacked up with their bases up against the wall. For a modern, modular look, arrange the crates so some lie horizontal and some stand up vertically. The wooden slats at the bottom of the crate will create a striped pattern that contrasts with your wall color. 

Painting the crates can make them look more polished, but we don’t mind the unfinished wood for more of a rustic, art loft vibe. Put your smaller plants in the crates lying horizontally and your tall plants in the vertical crates.


If you don’t feel like going the DIY route and need to procure some pretty plant stands in Des Moines, visit Ted Lare Garden Center, and we’ll be happy to show you our latest collection. Plant stands are amazing space savers—you’ll love being able to fit so much lush greenery into one spot!


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