6 Decorative DIY Plant Holders

Adding houseplants to your home is a great way to make it feel cozy and lived-in. Adding a little bit of green can spruce up any room, but the way those plants are displayed also makes a huge difference. Putting plants on a gorgeous plant stand, hanging plants from homemade plant hangers, or creating an adorable plant tree are all great ways to showcase your plants and accent your home. Whether you want to plant a convenient herb garden in your kitchen, display your houseplants in a fun way, or create an artistic accent with some succulents, these 6 DIY plant holders are all great ways to show off your houseplants in style. Let's put those green thumbs to work and get your home looking lush and gorgeous!

1. Popsicle Stick Plant Hanger

You'll Need:

  • 16 popsicle sticks
  • craft glue
  • colorful paracord
  • potting soil
  • flower pot
  • plant

Here's How:

1.1 Glue the 16 popsicle sticks together so that they form a series of squares stacked up on top of one another. 

1.2 Cut the paracord into 4 equally sized pieces and secure 1 piece to each corner of the popsicle stick box, then tie the pieces of paracord together at the top.

1.3 Place 1 potted plant in the center of the popsicle stick holder, then hang your gorgeous new suspended plant holder from a hook on the ceiling.

2. Wooden Plant Stand

You'll Need:

  • 1 long wooden dowel or narrow wooden board
  • 2 short wooden dowels or narrow wooden boards
  • wood glue
  • circular cutting board
  • potting soil
  • flower pot
  • plant

Here's How:

2.1 Measure the wood to make sure that the short wooden dowels or wooden boards are each ½ the length of the large one, and adjust the size of the pieces of wood as necessary. Glue the pieces of wood together in the shape of a cross using wood glue, then glue the circular cutting board on top.

2.2 Let the wood glue dry, then your easy wooden plant stand is ready to display your favorite plant!

3. Chic Plant Stand 

You'll Need:

  • 6 equally sized wooden dowels
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • saw
  • wood glue
  • flower pot
  • potting soil
  • plant

Here's How:

3.1 Line up 3 wooden dowels next to one another and use a pencil to mark off a diagonal line at the same place on each wooden dowel.

3.2 Saw off each wooden dowel where you made the diagonal mark, then discard the small pieces so that you're left with just the longer pieces of wood.

3.3 Glue the pieces of wood together in a triangular shape so that the diagonal edges intersect with the next wooden dowel close to its center.

3.4 Glue the 3 wooden dowels that haven't been cut perpendicular to the wooden triangle.

3.5 Let the wood glue dry, and your chic new plant stand is ready to be used!

4. Suspended Herb Garden

You'll Need:

  • 3 empty tin cans
  • hammer & nail
  • spray paint
  • felt
  • 9 key rings
  • 3 metal chains of equal length
  • potting soil
  • herbs

Here's How:

4.1 Use a hammer & nail to poke 3 equally spaced holes near the open end of the 3 empty tin cans.

4.2 Use the same technique to poke 4 holes in the bottom of all 3 cans.

4.3 Color the cans with brightly colored spray paint.

4.4 Cut out 3 felt circles that are the same size as the bottom of the tin cans.

4.5 Attach key rings to the 3 holes at the top of each can.

4.6 Attach the 3 cans to the metal chains so that the cans are suspended in a vertical column. Fill the cans with potting soil and plant herbs inside, then hang your new herb garden from a hook on the ceiling.

5. Coconut Shell Plant Tree

You'll Need:

  • 6 coconuts
  • hammer
  • sand paper
  • drill
  • white paint
  • bamboo pole
  • screws
  • cordless drill
  • thick rope or twine
  • potting soil
  • small plants

Here's How:

5.1 Cut the 6 coconuts in half and remove the fruit inside.

5.2 Sand the exterior of the coconuts with sandpaper.

5.3 Drill 3 holes in the bottom of each of the coconut shell halves, then drill 2 holes on opposite sides of the coconut near the open edge.

5.4 Paint the upper rim of each coconut shell white.

5.5 Drill a hole through the top of the bamboo pole and leave it open. Drill some additional holes through the bamboo pole for each coconut shell and attach them to the pole with screws.

5.6 Fill the coconut shells with potting soil and plant your plants directly inside. Thread a thick rope or twine through the holes in the top of the bamboo pole and hang your new coconut shell plant tree on a hook in the ceiling.

6. Tea Party Succulent Display

You'll Need:

  • 1 teapot
  • 1 cup
  • 1 large wooden box
  • 1 large wooden picture frame
  • 1 small wooden box
  • 1 small wooden frame
  • chicken wire
  • stapler
  • wire cutters
  • hot glue gun
  • moss
  • succulents
  • potting soil

Here's How:

6.1 Staple the chicken wire onto the top of the large wooden box, then remove any excess chicken wire with wire cutters.

6.2 Use a hot glue gun to glue the large wooden picture frame onto the wooden box, then let the glue dry.

6.3 Cut a hole in the chicken wire near the top of the wooden box and partially insert a teapot filled with potting soil into it. Cut a second hole in the chicken wire below the teapot.

6.3 Staple chicken wire onto the small wooden box and cut off any excess using wire cutters. Glue the small wooden picture frame on top of the small wooden box, then insert it at an angle into the hole beneath the tea pot.

6.4 Cut a hole in the chicken wire on the small wooden box and insert the teacup, then use a hot glue gun to glue it in place.

6.5 Fill both wooden boxes and the teacup with potting soil, glue moss to the outside of the small wooden box and frame, and plant your succulents in the soil, teapot, and teacup.

These 6 DIY plant decoration ideas are the perfect ways to bring some more life into your home. Both convenient and chic, they'll brighten up every room in your house!

Get the instructions for the DIY Flower Pots and Succulent Turtle Planter featured in the bonus video.


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