DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger

Hey there sweet friends! Today I’ve got a super simple project to share with you. My tool girl crew and I get together once a month to share a simple project we’ve built using power tools. Hey those tools aren’t just for the boys, you know!

This month’s theme is Patio and Porch projects. I’ve been having a lot of fun with my front outdoor entry area this season so far. I started with giving my outdoor glider a makeover:

Outdoor Glider Bench Makeover with new cushion covers from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

That before photo is actually after I had already spray painted the frame. It was really sad before. See more details of that HERE. The other day I also shared how I updated some old pots on the cheap HERE.

I decided for this month’s project challenge, I would create something to add a little height out there. I decided to make this standing plant hanger that would do just that, and would be the perfect project to share for this month’s theme.

Here’s what I started with:


That’s a 4×4 and a 1×6 we had left over from previous projects. All I needed to purchase was a plant hanger which I found at The Home Depot to create this:

DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. Adding another hanger to the other side would make it great for pool towels as well!

Okay it’s a post with a plant hanger. Could. not. be. easier, right?

But it looks so cute!

DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The bottom is supported like this:


I started by ripping the 1×6 down the center with my table saw:

That saw has seen better days, but it’s one of two saws I use ALL the time.

If you were to purchase wood for this project, I would recommend one pressure treated 2×4 in six foot length instead. You can have the awesome guys at the home improvement store cut it to four 16″ lengths for you, or bust out the miter saw (my second favorite) and do it yourself:

My miter saw is one of the two saws I use the most.

(You can totally handle that one.)

Here’s what you’ll need to create this simple project:Standing-Plant-Hanger-supplies

  1. Pressure treated 4×4 (I used mine at the height it was: 66″)
  2. Pressure treated 2×4 cut to four 16″ lengths
  3. Drill and bit for pilot holes
  4. Decking screws (I used 4″ because it’s what I had)
  5. Paint or stain (We are currently using this stain + sealer on our house trim.)
  6. Hanging bracket. (I purchased this one from The Home Depot.)

Now for the easy part…line up each base piece and drill two pilot holes:


This will ensure that the wood doesn’t split when you screw your screw in place.

Then screw each piece in place.

Stain or paint.


Add the hanging bracket with the screw provided, also drilling pilot holes first, and that’s it!

Hanging bracket from the Home Depot

This project took maybe an hour from start to finish. That’s my kind of project!

DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. Adding another hanger to the other side would make it great for pool towels as well!


DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be perfect on a porch, patio, or deck space. You could also use it to hang a lantern.

If you added another hook to the other side as well, it could hang two plants or if you added one to all four sides, it would make the perfect towel holder by the pool!

DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. Adding another hanger to the other side would make it great for pool towels as well!

I hope you enjoyed this super simple project today.

If you’re working on your outdoor space, you might also be interested in my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial:

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Or another project I tackled myself several years go…how I built my gate with this pretty window:

Gate with window built by Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

My tool girls are also sharing DIY outdoor projects today! Click the links below the image to see them!

Patio and Porch Power Tool Projects from The Power Tool Challenge Team Projects

1. Long Porch Planters by My Love To Create

2. DIY Flower Pot Plant Stand by Her Tool Belt

3. DIY Easy Swinging Bed by Domestically Speaking

4. PVC Pipe Vertical Garden by Kim Six

5. How to Build An Outdoor Serving Table by Create and Babble

6. Repurposed Window Garden Shelf by Refresh Restyle

7. Trimming Out Porch Posts by My Repurposed Life

8. Stenciled Concrete Topped Table by Designs By Studio C

9. 2 X 4 DIY Bench by Virginia Sweet Pea

10. DIY Outdoor Sofa Table Tutorial by H2OBungalow

11. Repurposed Electrical Spool Holder Table by Designed Decor

12. DIY Outside Standing Plant Hanger by Confessions of A Serial DIYer

I hope you enjoyed this easy project idea, and all the cool outdoor ideas my friends shared as well!

I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I redid this collection of thrift store throw-aways:


UPDATE: Boom! See what I did with them right now HERE!



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  1. Love the plant stand!!! I have never used power tools. Wish I could!!!
    BTW I finally have a date set for installation of our hardwood floors. They are going to start the day after Memorial Day. Can’t wait!!! I will let you know how it goes. Doing the whole house at once. I am not sure we will make it. LOL I am doing the hickory hand scraped engineered like yours. Thanks again for your inspiration.xoxo

    • Thanks Sue! And WOOHOO for your floors!!! I am so excited for you…ok not so much for the “during” phase ha ha, but it will be so worth it! Great choice on the hand scraped hickory, I still love mine! XOXO

  2. This is so smart. And what a great way to bring some color to the porch. Beautiful!

  3. Very nice! What a cute swirly hook! Since I noticed your hanging baskets in your flowerbeds, I’ve been working on adding some to mine – great way to get some height! Thanks!

  4. OH my gosh! I love your plant stand. That is definitely easy but packs quite the punch! I can see it being useful for al sorts of things…bird feeder holder, plus all the things you mentioned too. Wonderful!

  5. Hi, Great work as always!
    #10 10 outdoor sofa table link will not open 🙁

  6. This looks so nice in your yard and I love that you can move it around! At first I thought that you were going to put your 4×4 into the ground but after seeing the stand you made, I like that idea a lot better. I could use one of these on my deck for a hanging plant. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I love your plant hanger and it is so versatile you could put it in a flower bed , on your front porch or most anywhere. Great job.

  8. I love this so much!! It looks so good in your magazine worthy space!! Beautiful job Christy!

  9. chris aka monkey says:

    i would be scratching my head for weeks trying to make that post stand up and you made it so easy love this xx

  10. Oh I love this flower pot hanger! Those hooks are perfect. I’m going to have to try this with some of mine.

  11. Karen Moore says:

    So cute. Love your garden. It looks very inviting. I don’t know how you have time to do all your projects and have such a beautiful yard.

  12. Oh I want to build a few of those… love how you did the legs!

  13. Girlfriend, I am so making one of these! maybe even 2! Love the stand idea. We have no where to plant plant holders in our back yard but need something tall. Super smart!

  14. I love it! It’s a simple & easy DIY project, my favorite kind. I really like how you made the stand base at the bottom. 🙂

  15. great outdoor planter stand Christy. The color is fun, and I love the way it is self standing with the 2×4 stand.


  16. Awesome, I have boards just like this so I will give it a try. You are an inspiration, thank you!!

  17. The plant hanger is really beautiful, Christy! The hook is amazing and I love the design of the stand!

  18. It may be super simple but what an impact it makes! I love your outdoor space, it looks so warm and inviting!

  19. Hi Christy,

    Do you have any easy idea on how to make sling back replacements for my 2 sling back chairs? Retail is about $100 each.


  20. Christy, only you could take a 4 x 4 and a 1 x 6 and make something this beautiful! I am going to steal how you built the base. I am making all the DIY decor for my daughter’s wedding in August. One of the items on my list is making signs for the entry of both the outdoor venue for the ceremony and hall for the reception. The plan was to use a barrel filled with sand but the wedding is in another province and I wasn’t thrilled about hauling it in my van. This is the perfect solution and easy to transport from venue to venue. Pinning to share!

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