A step by step tutorial on how to make a Beginner Friendly DIY Concrete Plant Stand with Wood Legs. A great way to update Outdoor Space or even a Corner by placing a Planter on top of this gorgeous DIY Concrete Plant Stand.
Have you tried your hand at Concrete? I honestly used to be so scared of working with concrete as I really am clueless in that department but I couldn’t have been more wrong after making this Beautiful and Easy DIY Concrete Plant Stand. I really have started enjoying working with concrete so much so that I made Concrete Tables and Abstract Concrete Planters which you should definitely check out as well if you are in the beginner stages of using concrete.
As you may know I am part of At Home DIY group where several other bloggers and I post a Home Improvement Project around a specific theme each month. This months theme is “Make it Pretty Outdoors Challenge” and what better way complete this challenge than to make this Easy DIY Concrete Plant Stand.
Materials for DIY Concrete Plant Stand
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Step-by-Step Tutorial for Easy To Make DIY Concrete Plant Stand
My Concrete of choice for all my Cement projects have been Quikrete. It is easy to use and the Instructions are super simple and straightforward.
Just follow the directions written on the bag which is mostly using one part concrete to a certain ratio of water.
The above plastic bin is what I used for my Concrete Plant Stand top.
I mixed the concrete directly with water into the plastic bin until it was a thick consistency.
So I had leftover wood pieces from a Shoe Shelf that I didn’t use anymore.
They were the perfect height for this Concrete Plant Stand.
You could use Dowels as legs for this project or a thrifted lamp base like I did with my Concrete Table that I made a few weeks ago.
When the concrete is fully mixed it is time to insert the Wood Legs.
The trick to making the legs stay in place is to tape off the top part of the Bin in an almost a Triangle pattern so the legs can rest on it while the Concrete dries up.
Depending on the concrete you are using it might take few hours or up to 24 hours to fully dry.
The next day check to make sure first if the concrete is dry before taking it out.
The trick is to maneuver the Bin, try to stretch and open it a little so the concrete releases. Also alternatively I have seen some people hammer or tap the outside of the Bin to loosen up the concrete.
Then just go in with your hands and pull the wood legs and the concrete plant stand should come out easily.
You can see some of the areas got chipped on my concrete top but I that did not bother me as the next step would cover it easily.
I found these adorable Felt Flower Stickers at the Dollar Store.
With some gorilla glue I attached these flowers all the way around the Concrete Rim alternating between the colors.
The more colorful the better in my opinion.
Let the flowers dry.
The last step is optional but in my opinion I love the added pop of color.
I painted the tips of the legs with a Turquoise Paint Color using a Foam Brush.
I did it on all three legs of the Concrete Plant Stand.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?
If you liked my take on this months theme then you will absolutely love all the other projects my fellow bloggers have created.