Need a plant caddy to move a heavy plant? Let me walk you through the tutorial to make a SIMPLE DIY Rolling Plant Stand today!
Seriously, we have needed a heavy duty plant stand for over a year. Luke bought me a mini lime tree last year for Mother’s Day and that sucker needs light. In our backyard, to get decent light for the tree in the peak of Summer, I need to be able to move it half-way through the day. The downside of moving it is that it weighs… no joke, probably 100 pounds. So, yep, the lime tree needed to be on some sort of rolling planter.
After brainstorming a few different DIY plant stand ideas, I came up with this wood plant stand with wheels. Seriously, you guys, plant roller is so easy to make and cheap! Don’t buy those flimsy flower pot rollers again. Do yourself a favor and make a few of these.
It’s helpful to have your outdoor planter picked out first before you make these so you know about what size of base to make your rolling plant stand. Here’s a great round-up of large outdoor planters if you are looking to buy a new planter.
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Supplies Needed To Make a Tree Stump Plant Stand
Anyways, ready for a simple tutorial?
How to Make a Rolling Plant Stand
- Grab a tree stump. We had a few laying around in our neighborhood. Grab a chainsaw and cut off a slice, approximately 4-6 inches thick (Dad – thanks for doing this for me!).
- Sand to get all the excess bark and junk off. Don’t be particular on this, because you are just going to sit a planter on it.
- Apply a top coat to the wood. Let dry. Lightly sand. Apply another top coat (if needed). Repeat the process on the other side and the edges.
- Grab some heavy-duty rollers and some wood screws. Attach the rollers to the wood slice.
- Flip it over and set your pot on top. Enjoy!
Now that you have made this plant roller, you can roll around your huge, heavy planters to your heart’s desire.
p.s. Anyone have any great tips for getting a lime tree to produce in Missouri? I’ve had mini limes both years and the tree has dropped them. We have a pH meter and we try to baby it… and nothing. It’s pretty disappointing because, come on… #ineedmoremargaritas.