Plant stands need not cost a lot of money, there are many ideas for creatively building your own plant stand. The options are unlimited in reusing materials to build a creative stand for a plant. If you've got wood, screws, and a drill, there are many shapes your plant stand can take to custom fit any space. It's fun, cost effective, and allows for you to be creative.
Consider what you have lying around the house that could possibly be used as a plant stand. Old staircases make ideal plant stands and can hold several tiered levels of plants for a full jungle-like look. A stairway stringer, the support piece below the staircase, makes a great corner stairway. You may need to add support boards if your stairs need reinforcement. Junk yards are also a great place to find old staircases.
Old fences can be reconstructed into new plant stands. A white picket fence cut into four pieces and nailed back together in a box shape will make an adorable, rustic plant stand that will add charm to your patio or yard. Use a solid piece of wood for the table top, as well as one on the bottom, to make sure your stand is secure. You can jigsaw a hole into the table top to drop your pot into, to create the effect that your plant is growing directly out of the fencing.
Do you have an old ladder lying around? Cut it in half, using the top part as a plant stand. Easy! If the ladder rungs are too small or your plant pots are too big, nail or screw on larger shelves. To simply elevate a plant, try creating a plant pedestal using bricks or cinder blocks arranged in a square. If you keep the pedestal short, you will not need adhesive to keep the bricks in place.