When it comes to style, interior design, like fashion, goes full circle. Plant stands are one of the accessories that have made a comeback and are on trend at the moment. Having shopped around, I realised they could be rather pricey, so I decided to make my own. Copper pipe and fittings are fairly cheap and very versatile. I’m pretty pleased with how my DIY copper plant stand turned out and it was simple and quick to make. What do you think? If you like it, then why not have a go at making your own.
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To make a copper plant pot stand, you will need-:
- pipe cutter
- tape measure
- copper glue (or super glue, or hot glue)
- 4 x 15mm copper elbows
- 4 x 15mm copper equal tees
- 4 x copper stop ends
- *2 x copper cross fittings
- 2 x copper pipe lengths (2m x 15mm) cut into:-
- 4 x 40cm lengths
- 4 x 10cm lengths
- 8 x 9cm lengths
1. Measure & Cut Copper Pipe
Measure the lengths as above, and mark with a pencil. Please don’t get confused with the pic showing 50cm 🙄 (this was the whole length, which I then cut 10cm off the end to make 40cm and 10cm).
Next, line the pencil mark up with the blade of the pipe cutter,
then rotate the cutter around the pipe, tightening it slightly to suit as you go, until the pipe is fully cut. Once you have all your pieces, you can start assembling them.
2. Glue Piping Together
Firstly, take your two cross pieces, and glue (following the manufacturers instructions) the 8 x 9cm pieces into them.
Next, glue 2 of the 40cm lengths to opposite sides of one of the crosses using 2 of the elbow fittings.
Glue 2 of the 10cm lengths to the top of the sides you have just added, using 2 of the equal tees.
Then glue the other 2, 40cm lengths to the other sides of the cross using the elbows.
Next glue the other 2, 10cm lengths to the remaining cross using the other 2 equal tees.
Glue this section to the top of the first section.
Lastly push the 4 stop ends over the tops.
You will now have a finished plant pot holder!
I used a gorgeous white concrete plant pot to display on the DIY copper plant stand that I bought from Homesense last year.
The fab *faux zebra grass was from Ebay, which I thought was a great price compared to others available online.
You can adjust the sizes of the copper pipe lengths to make a shorter or wider planter to fit exactly to your requirements and you can have fun mixing and matching different pots and plants. My planter cost me around £25 to make.