DIY Concrete + Wood Planter Stand

It’s all around this time of year, when issues have been white &amp dead outdoors for a number of months, that I truly begin to crave the lush, vibrancy of green plants. There’s just anything rejuvenating about their presence, really don’t you feel? Factors might get awhile to green up outside, so why not manifest your own green within? Usher a plant or two into your property with this surprisingly simple planter &amp plant stand. A tiny concrete &amp wood are all you need to make your new flora truly feel appropriate at home.

DIY Concrete and wood planterSee in gallery

Concrete planter with wooden baseView in gallery

Modern concrete planter with wooden base on shelfView in gallery

How to build a concrete wooden planterSee in gallery

Materials for concrete wooden planteSee in gallery


  • quick drying concrete
  • one.75L paper juice carton
  • pint sized paper carton
  • sacrificial mixing bowl &amp spoon (ones that can be ruined)
  • scissors
  • duct tape
  • sand paper
  • five/8″ thick square wood dowel
  • hand noticed or circular saw
  • connector plate + screws
  • 4 angle brackets + screws
  • electric drill

Component I: The Cement Planter:

Cut the top of large juice cartonsView in gallery

one. Reduce the tops off each the small and huge juice cartons.

Mix up concrete for planterView in gallery

two. Mix up the concrete by adding two cups of concrete to three/four cup of water. Stir vigorously for about one minute. The package instructions contact for a 4:one ratio, but we do not want as considerably strength as this ratio provides. Plus utilizing much more water generates a smoother surface finish with much less bubbles. Pour the concrete into the more substantial carton.

Place a smaller carton in the centerSee in gallery

three. Spot the smaller carton in the center of the greater carton, pressing it into the cement about 2-three inches deep.

Tape the smaller cartonView in gallery

4. Tape the smaller carton in spot with duct tape. Allow to dry about 2 hours, right up until entirely hardened.

Concrete Planter ready for plantSee in gallery

five. Squeeze the smaller carton to compress slightly, and remove from the concrete. Minimize away the greater carton from the outdoors of the planter.

Sand the concrete planterSee in gallery

six. Sand down all rough edges.

Add the plant into the planterSee in gallery

7. Add your plant into the planter and you’re halfway completed with the project! Now onto the plant stand.

Part II: The Wood Plant Stand:

Materials for wood plant standView in gallery

1.Reduce your wood dowel into the following pieces and sand down rough edges:

  • Qty 4: five-1/2″ lengthy pieces
  • Qty 1: 4″ extended piece
  • Qty two: one-11/16″ long pieces

X shape wood planterSee in gallery

two. With the three smallest wood pieces, kind an X shape. Position the connector plate so that it connects all 3 pieces by reaching above the perpendicular 4″ piece. Screw the connector plate to every of the three little wood pieces with an electric drill.

Larger wood piecesSee in gallery

3. On every single of the four bigger wood pieces, draw a guideline about 1-seven/8″ up from 1 finish.

Add the bracketSee in gallery

four. Place the angle bracket just beneath the tips manufactured in Phase 3 and screw into location. Note: If your connector bracket staggers its holes like mine, 1 of the angle brackets will require to be connected to the vertical post off center so that it will line up with the connector plate hole (see image under).

Attach the wood shaped xSee in gallery

five. Then attach the wood shaped X onto the leading side of the angle brackets. The connector plate on the X ought to be dealing with downward.

Flip the standSee in gallery

six. Flip the stand more than and place the concrete planter within. Enjoy!

Modern minimalist concrete planter and woodSee in gallery

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Erin Francois

Maker, designer, flea marketplace enthusiast, and French culture devotee– Erin Francois basically loves to make factors. A passion encouraged early on in childhood by her mom and grandmother (each hardcore DIY-ers!) and strengthened with a background in interior style


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