Plant holder set
A pot and stand for your leafy loves
HOW TO MAKE A PLANT STAND SET MATERIALS
2.25m (885/ 8") PVC pipe, 2cm ( ") diameter Eight PVC pipe tees Eight PVC pipe caps White straight-sided plant pot, 22cm (8 ") diameter Professional rapid adhesive Gold acrylic paint Copper spray paint Dark blue craft pen Varnish spray Saw Sandpaper Painting mask Paint brush Tape measure Copper plant stand trend? We’re all over it. This DIY version has wondrous bronzed pins and an abstract painted plant pot that goes with it, adding an artsy element to those industrial vibes. After all, successfully keeping houseplants alive for any length of time is an achievement deserving of a special shiny something, we reckon. Saw and spray paint at the ready for this one, we’ve got green fingers and we cannot lie.
Using a tape measure or ruler, measure and mark four 35cm (13¾") lengths and four 17cm (6¾") lengths of PVC pipe, then carefully cut them with a saw. Check the pieces are exactly the right lengths and matching.
02 Next, sand the cut edges of the PVC pipe lengths to smooth them. Smooth surfaces can be painted much quicker and more easily.
03 To make the legs of the plant stand, slide a pipe tee onto each of the four 35cm (13¾") PVC pipe lengths. Position each tee exactly 19cm (7½") from one end, then glue them in place.
04 Glue pipe caps onto both ends of each of the four 35cm (13¾") PVC pipe lengths.
05 Once the four leg pieces are dry, you can begin making the inner part of the plant stand. Make sure you work on a flat surface to keep it level. Slip a pipe tee onto the very middle of three of the 17cm (6¾") pipe lengths and glue in place, then slot one end of each of the
lengths into the remaining tee openings, so the three pieces are perpendicular. Glue in place.
06 Slide the last pipe tee onto the middle of the remaining 17cm (6 ") pipe length and glue in place.
07 Once the inner part of the plant stand is dry, slot and glue the legs in place. To do this, fit the four ends of the inner part into the remaining openings in the tees on the four legs.
08 Next, working outside or in a well-ventilated area, spray the stand with copper spray paint, referring to the manufacturer's instructions. Protect the work surface and put on a painting mask. Hold the spray paint can about 20-25cm (77/ 8- 97/ 8") away from the materials and slowly move the spray paint can back and forth while painting. Apply thin coats of copper spray paint and allow the plant stand to dry.
09 Once the spray paint has dried, you’ll need to fix it with spray varnish. Apply it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
10 To decorate the plant pot, draw loose U-shaped figures from the top to the bottom, referring to the image as a guide, then fill them in with gold acrylic paint.
11 Once the paint has dried, roughly draw around the U-shaped gold elements using a dark blue craft pen, as shown.
12 Finally, when you’re happy with the design, fix it in place with varnish spray, again following the manufacturer’s instructions.