Hanging Basket Wood Stand

Hey hey!  Happy FRIDAY!

Have I mentioned that I am kind of on an outdoor kick at the moment?  Yup… I want to plant something almost daily.  It’s a sickness.  I LOVE hanging baskets.  I think they are so pretty and add so much character to the spaces they are displayed.  I really don’t have any space on the actual outside of my house to hang them, so I thought it would be fun to create a stand to hold it for me.  This is such a simple project!  Here is how it turned out…

Hanging Basket Stand

This is so easy!

Let’s get started…

You will need 3 pieces of wood.

2 – 2x4x8

1 – 2x8x8 at least 24″ long

This is a great scrap pile project for you hoarders like myself!

Here are my cuts for the 2×4…

How to build a basket hanger

I used my Kreg Jig to make the pocket holes on the longer boards.  Then, just attach them like this…

Kreg Jig Porch Swing

Are you wondering what the heck a Kreg Jig is?  Just check out our video here!  We have tried to explain it in very simple terms!

Now for your 2×8… This will need to be 24″ long and I attached it using wood screws from the base into my rectangle like this…

Base of Basket Hanger

Now for the hook… I found these great 50lb utility hooks at Lowe’s on the hardware aisle.  Just drill a small hole in the center of the top of your rectangle…

Drill Hole for Basket Hanger

And twist your hook in!

Hook for Basket Hanger

I used a finial from Lowe’s to fancy up the top a bit… I think it’s the perfect touch!

Top of plant hanger

And a really bad full shot…

Plant Hanger from Wood

I filled my pocket holes with wood putty like this…

Putty for pocket hole

Finally, I gave everything a coat of Rust-Oleum black spray paint and let her dry!  I used a sander to rough my edges up a bit after!  So shanty!

I found the basket at Lowe’s along with the Creeping Fig and Coleus.  I filled the basket and hung it up!  That’s it!

What do you think??

Hanging Pot Stand

Plant Stand from Wood

Hanging Plant Stand

Distress Paint

Wood Finial

Hanging Basket Stand

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I would love for you to share this and PIN it with your peeps below!

Have an AWESOME weekend!


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  • disqus_HalgOWFrpr

    HI! LOVE this. one question though… Does this end up being wobbly or tipping in the wind at all? thanks! 🙂

  • Shakhar

    I’m making this today! My mom’s birthday is coming up, and what do you buy for the woman who has EVERYTHING??? You don’t! You make her something! I’m very excited. Actually, I’m making 2 one for her and one for me. Might as well, right? I got my kreg jig ready to roll. woot woot

  • Adriana

    I’m making this for mothers day. My mother is going to love it!!! 🙂

  • Robyn Wasem

    Thank you so much for the plans. I found this on pinterest and it was perfect. The only thing I did different was I added a 4×4 to bottom to add the words welcome and also give it more strength with the wind. It added weight to the bottom. I also added two eye screws to it , to add interchangeable signs for each month instead of a plant. Thank you again!

  • Shakhar

    I love this idea! You can hang wind chimes from it too 🙂 or even a hanging candle holder for outside at night. 🙂

  • Karen Thompson

    what is the length of the long 2×4’s

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  • Charles Veale

    Great idea and simple to make! I made two of these for Mother’s day and it was the perfect gift.

    I did make a few small changes that might or might not be your cup of tea:

    I made a small 1/2″ circular cut about 1/4″ into the wood on either side of the vertical board to insert a copper rod which I cut to fit the width between the boards (plus the hole cut depth). The copper rod was just a standard plumbing copper rod that I got at HD 1/2″ diameter. I thought the look was a bit better than just the hook at the top. Also, I used cedar boards for the frame and pressure treated wood for the base. The reason I chose pressure treated wood for the base was because it is MUCH heavier than cedar and has a similar resistance to the elements. This made the stand bottom heavy because cedar is so light and added to the stability of the stand.

  • Allison R

    My husband and I made two for our mothers. We couldn’t find finials (no Lowes here) so we ended up using little birdhouses. We’re not at all handy, but we were pretty proud of the result!

  • Joe Bechtel

    Just finished making one of your plant hangers. I changed one thing, I did not put a finial on top. I found an inexpensive watering can, put a little saying on it with my wife’s silhouette and mounted a plate on top for the can to sit on.

  • I loved this so much… I actually tackled this project!! Well, with the help of my husband, of course!! We gave it to my mom for her January birthday to help beat the winter-time blues by bringing on the Spring! She loved it!! I love your projects and look forward to taking on another one soon!

  • Guest

    What is the stain you used on that? I think I’d like to use it in the future on the farmhouse table I am going to build.

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  • Darlene

    what size is the planter that you are using in the photo?

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  • Emily Leach Kinzle

    Where did you get your finial? My husband made a couple stands for me today. Going to give them out for Mother’s Day. I just need to rough them up & add the hooks & finials. Thanks for such a great idea. 🙂

    • Beth Minch Dover

      The only place I’ve been able to find them is Lowes – they come in packs of 2 for about $3.

  • I live in the Midwest, northern plains, and right off I can see the base isn’t going to withstand the gusts of wind here. A wider base, in such cases, would help.

  • Sherry Cole Maye

    I love this! I have a feeling my husband will add this to his many projects, but I think maybe I can do it! Such a clever idea! Thank you! So Pinning this!

    • Thank you so much Sherry! Happy to grow your list 😉

  • Kim

    So pretty. I don’t have a covered porch here. Would it be okay to have this uncovered to the weather elements? Rain won’t ruin the stand or anything?

    • Sherry Cole Maye

      You should probably use treated wood if you want to use it in the elements…. it would last longer 🙂

  • Jeanne W.

    This is SO dang pretty. I really love it. But I think I’d need it to be more stable at the base, I live in Florida and we have strong winds and rains a lot. I thinking of adding some type of stabilizer feet….

  • Dee Ellis

    Great idea & looks so nice.

  • Linda Crandall

    Love this! If you did some tall and some shorter you could make a divider between villa homes or apartment patios for privacy!

  • Marjie

    This is such a neat idea! I love it. Now if I just had something besides a hammer and a hand saw (did you hear the words “power tool” there?) it would make me think it might actually happen here. Anyway, it’s a cute idea and you can stick it anywhere…here a day, there a day…

    • You can totally do this without the power tools! They make it easier, but a hand saw works like a charm too 😉

      • Sweetsarebear

        I lack the Kreg Jig. Any tips?

  • Amanda Green Bottoms

    Love it!! Love your outdoor kick!! 🙂

  • Terri Betz

    Love this! Great for renting decorators! Thanks for sharing!

  • Theresa Cochrane Lenz

    This is awesome, I also have a huge scrap pile, this is the perfect project for it!

    • Yeah! You have to love a good scrap pile project!! 😉

  • astrollthrulife

    I love it what a great idea and so creative. Hugs, Marty

  • Christine Lalonde

    I love this idea, I will have to try this.

    • Yeah! Send some pics on Facebook if you get it done! 😉

  • Corinna Henderson

    You are SO RIGHT! I DO need one of these! SO Easy, I will be trying this!

  • Gail

    Love this so much! Thanks Girls! Pinned!

  • Lori Nicholas