DIY - Ghost Planters Wooden Stand

how to make concrete planters with ghost face and wooden stand

Hi friends,

These ghost concrete planters on a stand is a two part project that started three months ago when the flooring in my bathroom was laid out.  It took me awhile to get back to the planters and write the post about them, I was kinda busy finishing up the details in the bathroom.

However, today I'm super excited to be guest posting over at one of the sweetest persons in blog land. Yes, today I'm over at my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life sharing how these cute planters were made. Head over to Marty's blog RIGHT HERE (make sure you follow her) and check how you can make these cute and super easy concrete planters before reading (below) about how to make the stand.


concrete planters painted white with ghosts facial features on them

For the wooden stand I used pieces from the scrap pile. I'm giving you the dimensions, but you can customize it to your own needs. In fact, I think the top plate is a bit short, just because that was the first piece of wood I thought it would work and I was lazy to go and find another. Anyhow, let me tell you how you can build your own:
dimensions for wooden stand

Cut list:
Top plate: 1 x 4 x 12 pine material (real width 3½")
The base: 2 (36")  half inch-square dowel cut like this:
  •  12"  (2)
  •    3"  (4)
  • 2½"  (2)


The tools you'll need:
  • Drill with 3" hole saw (you can use a jig saw instead of a hole saw to make the circles)
  • Hand saw
  • Clamps
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Brad nailer with 1¼" nails

Directions:

Follow the measurements in the picture above to drill the holes on the top plate, making sure the drill bit is placed right in the middle (width-wise).

Milwaukee Brushless Cordless Impact Driver  |  3" Hole Saw
Use a sander or a simple piece of sandpaper to sand smooth those rough edges and the inside of the holes.
sanding top plate
Sander
Cut the ½" square dowel pieces.
cutting wood with a miter box and hand saw
Miter Box
Assemble the base using wood glue and two brad nails on each joint.
Ryobi cordless nailer, Gorilla glue and wooden pieces
Ryobi Cordless Nailer 

Start by putting together the lower rectangle.
how to make a wooden stand

Then, add the 3" corner pieces or legs.
how to make a wooden stand for three plants

Bring the top plate over the base and drive one nail onto each leg.
little plant stand building instructions

I gave it another sanding and sprayed two coats of clear poly.
Using Rust-Oleum matte clear enamel to protect wooden plant stand

The last step was to bring the little ghost planters to their designated spots.

succulent plants on concrete planters

Love them! The concrete gives them that fun rustic look.
Succulent ghost planters on stand

They are an easy project that you can customize or leave them alone with the plain industrial look the concrete gives them!

how to make little concrete planters

Well, I hope you give them a try! Let me know if you do. ;)

Here again is the link to visit Marty for the concrete planter instructions.

BOO! Happy Halloween! :)


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3 comments :

  1. The planters and the stand are so wonderful. I love this idea. You totally amaze me with your talent. Thanks so much for the wonderful guest post today, it is such a fun project.

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    1. Thanks for having me, Marty! It's always fun to hang out with you. 😘

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  2. What a great idea and I love the ghost pots.

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