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3 Simple DIY Plant Stands

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With spring in full swing, it’s the perfect time to bring fresh decor into your home. One of the most popular decor trends that’s showing no sign of stopping are house plants. There are many different ways to incorporate plants in your home, some people fill their space to create a lush urban jungle while others go for a more minimalist approach. Whatever your style is there’s sure to be a plant for you.

One of the best ways to bring out your personal style is by displaying your plant on a stylish plant stand. Some of these store-bought stands can be super pricey or look mass produced. For a frugal and personalized look, consider creating your own DIY plant stand using one of these three simple tutorials. Each of the projects’ materials can be found in a hardware store and can be completed in less than a day.

DIY Tomato Cage Stand

This stand’s thin frame gives it a chic and clean look. Before purchasing a pot, make sure that you measure it’s circumference so you know it’s big enough to not fall through the smallest ring of the tomato cage you pick.

Materials needed:

hardware hacks 02 step 01 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 1: Use the bolt cutters to cut the ground-end prongs off of the tomato cage. Try to make your cut as clean as possible, you may need to file down any sharp edges.

hardware hacks 03 step 02 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 2: Spray paint the tomato cage with the color of your choice. Metallics like rose gold or copper give the cage a more glamorous look while bright colors, like coral or aqua are great for a trendy playful look.

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Step 3: Apply extra coats of paint if any metal shows through and let the tomato cage dry for about an hour. Once it’s dry place it wide side down.

hardware hacks 05 step 04 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 4: Place your potted plant in the smallest ring of the cage and enjoy your new plant stand!

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DIY Wood Crate Plant Stand

This wood crate stand is very versatile and can be used as shelving for books and other storage.

Materials needed:

hardware hacks 07 crate step 01 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 1: Pick your paint color(s) and paint the crates. For best results, prime your crates and apply 2–3 coats depending on the opacity of the paint.

hardware hacks 08 crate step 02 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 2: Let the crates dry for a couple hours. Once they are completely dry, stack the crates and find your desired formation. Make sure to try this out in the space you plan putting the completed project to make sure it fits.

hardware hacks 09 crate step 03 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 3: After finalizing your formation, nail the crates in place. Make sure to use the right length nail to ensure that the nail doesn’t poke through to the other side.

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Step 4: Arrange your plants on your crate stand and enjoy!

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DIY Copper Pipe Stand

The shape and finish of this DIY copper pipe stand gives off a mid-century modern look, try using a matte silver pipe finish for an industrial look. Note: some stores may cut the pipe for you when you purchase and others will ask you to buy a simple pipe cutting tool that’s very easy to use.

Materials needed:

  • Pre-cut copper pipes + attachments
    • 4 copper pipes at 1 inch long and ½ inch wide
    • 4 copper pipes at 4 inches long and ½ inch wide
    • 4 copper pipes at 5 inches long and ½ inch wide
    • 4 copper pipes at 10 inches long and ½ inch wide
    • 8 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide
    • 8 copper pipe caps at a ½ inch wide
  • Super glue
  • Potted plant

hardware hacks 12 pipes step 01 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 1: Assemble and glue the base, then let it dry. The copper pieces needed to assemble the base are:

  • 4 copper pipes at 1 inch long and ½ inch wide
  • 4 copper pipes at 4 inches long and ½ inch wide
  • 4 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide

Build the inner square first, one half at a time and then to attach the extending pipes after. Start with one half of the inner square, glue the 1-inch pieces to the T-brackets, then assemble the other half and glue the two halves together. Once dry, glue the 4 inch pipes into the remaining T-bracket slots.

hardware hacks 13 pipes step 02 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 2: Assemble and glue the legs and let them dry. The copper pieces needed to assemble the legs are:

  • 4 copper pipes at 5 inches long and ½ inch wide
  • 4 copper pipes at 10 inches long and ½ inch wide
  • 4 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide

Glue one 5 inch pipe and one 10 inch pipe to either end of the T-bracket, leave the perpendicular slot open. Attach the copper pipe caps to the exposed ends of the 5 inch pipe and 10 inch pipe. Repeat these steps until you have four legs.

hardware hacks 14 pipes step 03 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 3: Attach the legs to the base with glue and let them dry. Glue an open T-brackets on the leg piece to an end of the 4 inch pipe that extends from the base. Repeat this until all of the legs are attached to the base, let the plant stand dry.

hardware hacks 15 pipes step 04 1024x1024 - 3 Simple DIY Plant StandsStep 4:  Once the glue has set (after an hour or so) add your potted plant to the stand and display your new project.

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For more details and styling tips, check out the full DIY plant stand tutorials or the infographic by ProFlowers below:

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15 Easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Your backyard should be a comfortable place that is enjoyable to spend time in. Something that is easy to forget about is the lighting. However, it can prove to be very useful and can even give your backyard that extra something it needed.

Summer is already here and that means backyard parties are about to be in full swing. If you are looking to really set your backyard apart, a new, unique, outdoor DIY lighting project can really do the trick.

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Lighting can really set the mood for an event. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from for your DIY lighting project. You can try any of these easy DIY outdoor lighting ideas if you want to really make your backyard glow!

Fairly Light Globe

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DIY Wire Basket Lighting

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Hula Hoop Chandelier

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Cedar Block Lights

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Shuttlecock Lights

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PVC Pipe Lights

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Canning Jar Lights

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Cupcake Lights

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Glow Jars

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Mason Jar Lanterns

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Recycled Pallet Lights

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Sturdy String Light Poles

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Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

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Outdoor Orb Chandelier

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20 Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas

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Gardening is a wonderful hobby, but also one that requires a lot of time, knowledge and dedication. While some people only have gardens for vanity or because they inherited the garden with their house, true hobbyist gardeners love to tend to their plants and watch them flourish.

Having said that, sometimes you need to be creative in your garden, either to fill a small space or get a different look that breaks the normal patterns you see in every other garden.

Arranging your flower beds in a unique way or customizing your planters can do wonders for the aesthetic of your garden. Not only that, though, creating this unique garden setting will challenge you and allow your creativity to flow in unexpected ways.

This project doesn’t need to come entirely from your gray mass though. In fact, we have put this article together to help you get started.

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These Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas should certainly inspire you.

How about a wire spool planter in your garden

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Cute way to use an old rustic bed frame in the garden

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Old Boot Planters

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Spiral Raised Garden Bed

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DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

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Make a Flower Shaped Garden Bed for Your Vegetable Garden with Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Build tiered beds from wooden pallets

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Planter made from old towel and quick dry cement

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Make round raised garden bed with Bricks

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Growing Grass Head

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Side yard makeover started from building a garden bed

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Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house

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Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens

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Connect plastic milk crates together to set up a garden bed

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Colorful Garden Bed Made from Painted Cinder Blocks

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters

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Take the umbrella, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground to transform it to a flower bed

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DIY Succulent Turtle

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Recycle an old wagon wheel for a divided succulents bed

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Garden beds edged with old china plates

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15+ Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas

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Coffee is pretty much a universal drink in the modern world. While people from different cultures may make, serve and drink it in different ways. it is pretty much safe to say that you can have coffee in virtually any country around the world.

Some people might prefer to have their espressos or lattes out of home and on the go, but it is always nice and important to be able to make and serve coffee when you’re hosting family or other guests, if nothing else.

Most people opt for small espresso machines nowadays, which they can set in a corner of their kitchen so it stays out of the way. Having a real coffee station, complete with the coffee machine, pods, cups, mugs. sweeteners and spoons is much nicer though, especially if you have one with wheels, which you can bring over to the entertainment area during parties.

So if you have the funds, space and are willing to go for it, we’d definitely recommend it for you to get or build a coffee station.

In fact, we’ve put these Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas together to help make up your mind.

Valentines Day Coffee Bar and Breakfast Nook

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Upcycled Dresser As Coffee Station

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Hide the coffee maker in a customized drawer

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It would be perfect for tiny useless space between the wall and your fridge

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DIY Black Pipe Coffee Bar Station

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Place a coffee cart or bar table in the front of the window

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Hide away a coffee station behind sliding cabinet doors

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You can build one in any unused corner space in any part of your home

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Indicate a small coffee bar by a wall quote made from reclaimed wood

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Fit in narrow space between two window seats

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Make use of a corner of your kitchen pantry or a dining room closet and dedicate it to your love for coffee

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Set up a coffee station above a trash can cabinet made with wooden pallets

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No Dedicated Space Available? Try this clever design with built-in espresso machine and a pull out shelf

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Claim a small space of your hallway and make it a coffee bar, and the wall of coffee cups display will be a focal point of your home

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One Pallet = One Coffee Bar

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Serve coffee on the dining table from a coffee station under the staircase

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DIY Rustic Coffee Bar

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Industrial Coffee Station Shelf

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