DIY A Stylish Plant Stand With These Affordable IKEA Items

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There's never a limit to how many plants you can fill your home with. However, you can run out of vases and pots to put your plants in, especially if they don't already come with one. While you can buy a plant stand from your local home improvement store, they don't always have attractive styles at an affordable price. For instance, a white honeycomb-style planter from the Aspie collection costs $40 at Wayfair. Buying multiple planters can be expensive if you have various plants that need a new planter. Luckily, there's a quick and effortless way to DIY a stylish, high-end-looking plant stand with affordable items from IKEA.

TikTok creator @judithjelenadiy made a video showing how easy it is to glue together a couple of small succulent vases from IKEA to create a gorgeous plant stand and holder. You'll need two GRADVIS succulent planters from IKEA, which retail at $9.99 each. The TikToker used Pattex glue to glue the vases together, but you can use any adhesive glue, such as E6000, Gorilla Glue, or construction adhesive. Amazon sells E6000 glue for $3.99. Lastly, you can choose to spray paint the vases or leave them the color as is. Rust-Oleum has a wide selection of spray paint colors for $6.48 on Amazon. Once you gather your materials, it's time to put everything together.

DIYing a stylish plant stand

Take your materials outside into the open air, especially if you're going to spray paint the vases. Start by painting each vase with your chosen color, as shown by TikTok user @judithjelenadiy, and allow the paint to dry completely for a few hours. Then, take your vases back inside. Turn one of the vases upside down so the bottom is at the top. Add glue to the vase, then stack the second vase on top. Both bottoms should be glued together. Let the glue dry for 24 hours. Finally, once the glue has been set, add your plant to the planter and display it! Set it on a side table near a window, on top of a coffee table, or on a windowsill in the kitchen to add a pop of decorative greenery to your space.

You can customize this plant stand by painting the vases in two different colors for a fun contrast. Use complementary colors from the color wheel to help you pick the best shades for your space. For instance, if you have a nautical-style interior, a few colors you can use are blue, yellow, white, and red. There are a myriad of shades to pair with those broader colors. However, opt for pastel shades rather than vibrant ones. The texture of the vases makes the plant stand look more luxurious. If you want something more contemporary, there's a different way to DIY a plant stand with other items from IKEA.

DIY a two-tier plant stand

You can get extremely creative when making a plant stand with things IKEA has to offer. TikTok user @apartmentjungle made a modern plant stand using a couple of bowls and a cylinder vase. The bowls gave the stand a two-tier look since they were stacked on top of each other. Even though this plant stand is simple and stylish, it's more expensive than the textured one. However, you can make multiple stands, saving you money instead of buying various planters. You'll need a pack of FÄRGKLAR serving bowls, FÄRGKLAR deep bowls, and the three-pack CYLINDER vases from IKEA. For tools, you'll need E6000 glue or any adhesive glue you have at home, and some spray paint.

Start by gluing all the pieces together. You'll need a medium-sized vase, one serving bowl, and one deep bowl. Turn the vase upside down so the bottom faces up, and glue the serving bowl on top. Then, glue the deep bowl inside the serving bowl, allowing the glue to set for 24 hours. After the glue has dried, spray paint the entire plant stand and let it dry. Finally, add your favorite plant to the deep bowl and display it in your living room, bedroom, or entryway. This plant stand works best for vining plants that grow long vines and overhangs. Set it on a tall shelf and watch the vines touch the floor.