Here is a plan for making a vertical plant holder with three shelves, which can be a nice and practical home or porch decoration.

The construction consists of 4 legs which have decorations - in the form of a ball on the upper end, and in the form of scrolls at the lower end. Between the legs, at certain heights, you can weld 3 or more rectangular shelves (square as in the plan, or rectangular ones ).


Tower plant holder plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for advanced beginners
for DIY enthusiasts
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Welding machine

692mm (27.24'') x 1467mm (57.77'') x 310mm (12.2'')


By welding the shelves, a strong bond between the parts is achieved and a plant holder construction is obtained. The plant holder can be put up on either the balls or the scrolls; alternatively, you can choose to have scrolls at both ends. If you make a plant holder with wide, rectangular-shaped shelves, you will have to make two more legs and weld them in the middle of the shelves so as to prevent warping due to weight.


Exploded view and parts list
Tower plant holder - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Tower plant holder - Assembly drawing

A plant holder built in such a way is sturdy enough, relatively light and barely noticeable when you put flower pots on it. Evidently, this is a very simple construction which is quickly and easily made, and which will serve its purpose for a long time. In the end, protect the construction with a paint primer and paint it a color to your liking. We recommend black or special colors for metal that give the construction a rust texture, the appearance of old wrought iron and the like. Today, there is a great choice of such colors, and the construction colored with them look much nicer. Since the plant holder is vertical like a tower, it is preferable to display plants with leaves hanging down. Thus you will have a vertical green column of flowers and leaves in the room. 


Download project in PDF file format
Download project (high resolution images)

Submitted by Ceh Jan