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…

Hanging Basket Wood Stand

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!

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Have an AWESOME weekend!


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  1. This would also be cute to hang some decorative/seasonal signs. Just have to make sure you find the center of balance of the sign so it doesn’t hang all wonky. LoL

  2. Made 2 of these for my mom for Mother’s day. We added a piece of 4x4x2 to the top and attached solar post lights in place of the finial. She loves them.

  3. Simple, Easy. Fun. In this COVID crisis time, I was looking for a wood project and came across this hanging basket stand from Shanty to Chic while browsing. I put this together in a day to give to my daughter for her new house. I now have a great site to come to for more ideas.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.