I love helping people realize their home’s potential. Sometimes, that just means dressing it up! You can instantly make a blank front porch look welcoming with a DIY plant stand.
Whether you’re a new homeowner wanting to make the place your own, or you just want to spruce things up, follow me as we make something special with Quikrete and dowels!
- 1-1/4-inch dowel
- 5-gallon bucket (or 2-gallon if you want a smaller plant stand)
- Quikrete (I used their countertop mix)
- Bucket for mixing
- Cooking spray
1. Cut the Dowel
Home centers sell a wide variety of dowels, especially birch, oak and poplar. Consider the dowel’s color and density before choosing one. Unless, of course, you want to stain or paint the dowel. That’s always an option!
The dowel will usually be longer than the project requires. For instance, you may end up purchasing a 96-inch dowel, which would be too big for this DIY plant stand’s legs. So, go ahead and cut the dowel to three