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!


  • http://thedutchmanswife.com Brandy

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1520498751 Eugene Rasmussen

    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!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      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.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Dee!!

  • 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!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      That’s a fun idea Linda!!

  • 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…

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      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!! :)

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Amanda!

  • Terri Betz

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

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Great point Terri!!

  • Theresa Cochrane Lenz

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

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Yeah! You have to love a good scrap pile project!! ;-)

  • astrollthrulife

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

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Marty!

  • Christine Lalonde

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

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      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!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Yeah! Maybe you need 2 ;-) Thanks!!

  • Gail

    Love this so much! Thanks Girls! Pinned!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Gail! We appreciate it!

  • Lori Nicholas


    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Lori!! :-)