DIY Raised Copper Pipe Plant Stand

When decorating a space, a room isn't complete until a plant is added -- it brings so much texture and life to a space (pun intended). Elevated plant stands have been popping up everywhere, and for good reason, it's like jewelry for your plant. With a few simple materials, and a little time, you can easily make your own copper plant stand.

DIY Copper Plant Stand.
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Materials needed.
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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2-inch copper pipe (found in the plumbing section)

  • Measuring tape

  • Marker

  • 1/2-inch copper T (qty 8)

  • 1/2-inch copper cap (qty 8)

  • Pipe cutter

  • Awl (metal marking tool)

  • Hammer

  • Scrap wood

  • Ceramic pot (found at Ikea)

  • Nail polish remover

  • Ketchup (optional, for polishing)

Step 1 Measure Pipe Sections

Measure your 1/2-inch copper pipes and mark at 3 1/2 inch increments (qty 4).

Measure 3.5" 1/2" pipe section.
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Step 2 Cut the Pipe

Using the pipe cutter, cut the pipe along the measured marks. Tighten the screw until tight, turn, tighten again, and repeat until the pipe breaks off.

Use a pipe cutter to cut the pipe.
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Step 3 Form the Square Base

Insert the 3 1/2 inch sections of pipe into four copper T pieces to form a square.

Form a base for the plant to sit on.
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Step 4 Fasten the Copper Pipe to Secure

If any of the fittings are loose, secure them by punching a small dent into the copper with an awl and hammer where the sections meet. Place a piece of scrap wood underneath to protect the pipe. Repeat this step as you go, as needed.

Secure any loose areas.
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Step 5 Add the Next Row of Copper Sections

Cut 2 1/4 inch copper pipe sections (qty 4). On the end of the T, add 2 1/4 inch sections.

Complete the plant base with 2 1/4" sections.
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Step 6 Add Copper Ts to the Ends

On the end, add copper Ts on the end of the 2 1/4 inch sections. Cut 5-inch sections of pipe (qty 8) insert into the top and bottom of the Ts.

Add the Ts to attach the legs and top section.
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Step 7 Add Copper Caps

Place the 1/2-inch copper caps on all exposed ends of the copper pipe (qty 8).

Add copper caps.
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Step 8 Remove Red Text and Polish Copper

Finally, remove any red text with nail polish remover. With a tissue, rub the text off. Polish the copper with ketchup, rub on and off with a tissue.

Polish the pipe.
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Step 9 Insert a Potted Plant

Insert the ceramic pot inside the copper arms and place in your favorite spot. With about just an hours time and a little money, I'd consider this a DIY success!

DIY copper plant stand.
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Sarah Dorsey

Sarah Dorsey is a designer, DIYer, stylist and blogger living outside Washington D.C. with her husband, David and two dogs. With a background in Fine Arts and Interior Design, Sarah enjoys renovating their home and tackling projects both big and small. Sarah believes that with a little creativity, time and effort, you don't need a lot of money to make your home look fabulous!