Copper and Marble Plant Stands

June 25, 2015

copper and marble plant holders - drifter and the gypsy blog
I used to never have indoor greenery in my house but this past year we have incorporated a lot more plants into our décor and I just love it! It really makes a huge difference in your home and brightens it up (the only downside is sometimes it is difficult to keep them alive!). As we have accumulated more green houseplants, I’ve been looking for new places to place them and finally decided it was time for some stands.

This project is really simple and similar to a few other DIY décor projects of ours like this side table! You can use any type of tile but I chose marble since it is my favorite when paired with copper. You can also spray paint the copper if you want to do a brighter plant stand.

copper and marble plant holders - drifter and the gypsy blog
Materials:

½ Copper inch pipe
Pipe cutter
– Ruler or measuring tape
– Pen/pencil
– 12×12 inch marble tile (got it from The Home Depot for $3)
– Gorilla glue
4 ½ inch copper pressure tees

copper and marble plant holders - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Decide how high you want the stands to be – for me I did one that was 16 inches in height and another that was closer to 26 inches. (I used the pipe cutter to cut 4 pieces at 26 inches and 4 at 16 inches.)

2. Cut two pieces per stand 9 inches long.

3. Place the 9-inch piece along one of the tile edges and use gorilla glue to secure it. Repeat on the opposite side.

4. Take the pressure tees and place at the end of both of the copper pipes.

5. Take the 4 longer pipe pieces and place in each of the pressure tees.

6. Use gorilla glue to secure the tees to the pipe pieces by just placing glue along all the creases.

7. Wait for the glue to dry. (At a minimum this should be overnight.)

8. Once the glue has dried, flip the stands up and place your plants on top!

copper and marble plant holders - drifter and the gypsy blog
These look great in groupings of 2-4 or just on their own. You can also find different sizes of tile if you want bigger or smaller stands, have fun playing around with it!

Malissa (Build Contributor)

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