Easy Fluted Arch Plant Stand (2 Ways!)

We love plants and plant stands pretty equally here at A Beautiful Mess, and adding greenery to your space is one of our favorite ways to liven up every area of your home.

I recently came across an arched plant stand that I loved, but I just couldn’t do the $70 price tag. I thought it would be fun to make my own and use the supplies to make a few stand at once for a fraction of the cost.

For this DIY, I’m using small foam wreaths since they are inexpensive, easy to cut (I used a bread knife) and they are able to be glued together and painted. These fluted arch plant stands take minutes to put together, but the result is really fun and trendy as well.

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two plants stand made from foam wreaths on a desk

You can see that there are two ways you can make the stand—either horizontally fluted (which is super easy and fast) or arched, which just takes a little more time (but is totally worth it).

foam wreath rings, a wooden circle, and glue and a hand saw

Supplies:
-foam wreath rings (I used this 8″ size)
-super glue or hot glue gun
-wood circles a little smaller than your wreath rings (I used these 7″ circles)
-painter’s tape (optional)
-small craft hand saw or bread knife
-spray paint or acrylic paint of your choice

gluing the foam rings together

Horizontally Fluted Stand: To make the horizontally fluted stand, all you have to do is glue several foam rings together for the base. I did two but you could do more than that to make it taller.

Once they are attached, glue your wooden circle centered on top and you’re ready to paint!

Arched plant stand: For this one, you’ll want to glue your rings together like for the other planter, but then you cut the donuts in half with a serrated bread knife or a craft saw.

You can put some painter’s tape around where you are going to cut to keep the edges from getting ragged as you saw. Doing it this way gives you two bases for stands. If you just want one, you can cut a ring in half and then glue the two halves together.

Once your donuts are cut in half, use your knife or saw again to cut off the rounded tip of your half circle (cut about 1″ off) so that your wooden circle top has a flat place to sit.

Once you have your base cut, center and glue on your wooden circle for the top and allow the glue to set.

spray paint to paint the plant stands with

Once your glue is dry for your bases, you can paint your stands! You can either use spray paint or acrylic paint for this. I did notice that spray paint tends to enhance the snakeskin-like texture of the foam more than acrylic paint being brushed on does, but I like the textured look so I used spray paint for mine.

placing a plant on the stand

Once your paint is dry, add your plant and your stand is ready to get to work!

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a plant on the fluted plant stand
plant on the arched plant stand
two DIY plant stand on a table

I have to say, I love how these turned out. They are super trendy with all things arched and fluted in style and they are way easier on the wallet (and you can make several at once since they are fast and easy).

Hope this helps you add more greenery to your home soon! xo. Laura

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Easy Fluted Arched Plant Stand (Two Ways!)

Make a fluted and arched plant stand using foam wreaths
Keyword diy project, plant stand, plantss
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Paint dry time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 stands
Author Laura Gummerman
Cost $10

Equipment

  • small craft hand saw  or bread knife

Ingredients

  • 8" foam wreath rings
  • super glue or hot glue gun
  • 7" wood circles a little smaller than your wreath rings
  • painter’s tape optional
  • spray paint or acrylic paint of your choice

Instructions

Horizontally Fluted Stand:

  • To make the horizontally fluted one, all you have to do is glue several foam rings together for the base. I did two but you could do more than that to make it taller.
    Once they are attached, glue your wooden circle centered on top and you’re ready to paint!

Arched plant stand: 

  • For this one, you’ll want to glue your rings together like for the other planter, but then you cut the donuts in half with a serrated bread knife or a craft saw. You can put some painter’s tape around where you are going to cut to keep the edges from getting ragged as you saw.
    Once your donuts are cut in half, use your knife or saw again to cut off the rounded tip of your half circle (cut about 1″ off) so that your wooden circle top has a flat place to sit.
  • Once you have your base cut, center and glue on your wooden circle for the top and allow the glue to set.
  • Once your glue is dry for your bases, you can paint your stands! You can use either spray paint or acrylic paint for this. I did notice that spray paint tends to enhance the snakeskin-like texture of the foam more than acrylic paint being brushed on does, but I like the textured look so I used spray paint for mine.
  • Once your paint is dry, add your plant and your stand is ready to get to work!
  • I so love these and honestly missing a bit similar content in the meantime. More, please, more of such! 🙂🙌🏻

    • Good idea! I would switch out the wooden plate for something food safe if you are putting the cake right on it (something that can be wiped off) unless you are doing cupcakes that have wrappers on them

      Laura

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