DIY Mid Century Stand Planters

DIY mid century planters by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

DIY Mid Century Stand Planters — Get ready for spring with these super cute DIY Mid Century Stand Planters. We’re showing the full tutorial. Plus, the secret to inexpensive planters!

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All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy. And I’m loving it!

I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year old’s beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.

Don’t worry though. I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY Mid Century Stand Planters that you can make on a budget.

Thank goodness! Because “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together. We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all.

We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place.

But hey! We made some “delicious lemonade out of those life lemons” with these DIY Mid Century Stand Planters.

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Materials Needed To Make A DIY Mid Century Stand Planter

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How To Make A DIY Mid Century Stand Planter

To prep the legs and wooden plaque base, use a foam brush to stain the unfinished wood.

Then, let dry completely.

Next, tape off the stained wood section, leaving only the feet exposed so that you can spray paint them gold and let dry overnight.

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Step 2 -DIY mid century planters by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

To prep the planters, I spray painted them in brighter hues as well to go along the bright studio. But I think the black and white would look awesome with this tutorial as well.

Step 3 - DIY mid century planters by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Lay three angled plates in a triangular shape on the bottom of the wooden plaque.

Screw each into plant in place. Make sure that the angle is facing outward from one another.

Then, twist the finished base legs into each plate.

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If you’re adhering the pot to the base, you can use Bulldop Grip glue to adhere wood and ceramic together.

Or you can drill a large bolt or screw through the drip hole of the planter into the center of the wooden plaque.

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Can You Make The Planters Without Legs?

Yes! You can also just skip the legs altogether and just do a simple wooden bottom for a quicker version of this project.

And I actually like it a teeny bit more than with legs but don’t tell!

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How To Make Planters Look Brighter

To make these DIY Mid Century Stand Planters a bit brighter, I actually used white sand on top of the cactus soil to make them not so stark.

You can purchase white sand online, at your local craft store, hardware store or even in the aquarium section of any pet store.

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What do you think?! I’m thinking these little DIY Mid Century Planters definitely need to be in your house this spring!

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    • Hi Rebecca! Great question! We actually just updated the blog post with a link and this info. You can purchase white sand online: https://shopstyle.it/l/bh4bz. You’ll even be able to find it at a local hardware store (i.e. Home Depot), craft store (it may only be in a small size) or even the aquarium section! Hope this helps!

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  34. Love this idea!!! A little on the pricey side though. The large planter is
    $40 plus all the supplies it’s going to end up over $60! Any cheaper suggestions?

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    • Hi Alisa – we haven’t found too many cheap alternatives that give the same look! Typically, a planter like this would be well over $100 we’ve found!

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  35. Amazing idea! Love the gold paint you used for the feet. I will definitely be trying this one out. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Hello! This is my first comment and wanted to start with : I love your blog and your ideas are always very tasteful. Thank you.

    About the planters, I do have a question. How to you water the plant if it is fixed to the wooden plaque? Usually with cacti, you need to let it dry and then once in a while give it a good watering and the water will drain through the bottom hole. Just curious how you maintain yours? :-)

    Beautiful again. Great job!
    Alizee

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    • Cute idea with stands but I second the concern about adhering the pots to the stands…..N O T GOOD IDEA unless you want to end up killing the cacti. They do not like any standing water. Not even the tiniest bit. So be safe and don’t adhere the pots.

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  54. Thanks so much for this awesome idea! I love MCM furniture and I have been look for planter options but they are all so super pricey. And i never thought to look on amazon for the wood legs either. But im glad i found out. Im working on something now and i was thinking about buying some legs from Pretty Pegs…BUT not now! lol. Amazon here i come. :)

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  55. Oh MAN you are just too stinkin’ creativity. I love that your DIY projects don’t LOOK diy. As in, you could sell this stuff at West Elm and I’d be none the wiser. ;) Thank you for sharing this! I am definitely going to look into making these. They’re so cute!

    Also, random, but I like the way you put your materials in that little box. So profesh and clean! :)

    xo Melyssa
    The Nectar Collective

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  56. Another CUTE idea! My Grandmother had the greenest thumb in the south and had plants everywhere – even a Christmas Cactus that belonged to her mother! These planters remind me so much of planters and plant stands she had! Thanks for the trip down a very precious memory lane!

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  57. My favorite! Cacti are so great and you are killing me with these! The white sand is what sets me over the edge! I’m making a frame with my hands right now! This makes me really excited to visit Arizona next week! Home of the cactus!

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  58. SO CUTE! I’ve been meaning to use those legs somewhere! I found a pair of vintage ones at a recent rummage sale, but these are such an inexpensive alternative for the look

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  59. OMG! Those tapered legs are so reasonably priced! Can’t wait to try this and to come up with other ideas for these tapered legs! xo

    katie a. // http://bluepoppyblog.com

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