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How To Make Your Own Indoor Plant Shelf – Beginners Guide

How To Make Your Own Indoor Plant Shelf – Beginners Guide

Hello, everyone! The topic for today’s garden is a DIY plant shelf. I’m confident you’ll enjoy this DIY project as much as millions of others did. Plants are important for your mental health, teach us the value of long-term investments of time, purify the air, and make the house seem great when paired with the proper shelving. If you enjoy building things and developing your own personal style, you’ve come to the perfect place: these incredible DIY plant shelf ideas will help you maximize your space while maintaining your personal flair.

As a result, we’re sharing some of our own plant shelf ideas as well as some from some of our favorite plant Instagram accounts. Because we all adore our plants, let’s celebrate them!

How to start

To hang 3 plant shelves here are the materials you’ll need

  • 6 – 3/4″ Floor Flanges
  • 6 – 3/4” by 10in Nipples and
  • 6 – 3/4″ Caps
  • Heavy-duty Drywall anchors: Driller Toggle 1/8” x 2” used 12 anchors for 3 shelves.
  • 3 Boards cut to the length you need (for this project I used a 2ft x 10ft x 8ft wood which I got cut to length for free at the hardware store
  • I had them cut the wood into 3 pieces measuring 23” long.

Some Additional materials you might need (optional)

  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • 1” Pipe straps and screws if you want to attach the wood to the pipes for extra security

The tools I used in this project:

  • Power
  • Pencil
  • Level

Step 1 is to put everything together.

Attach a cap to each nipple. These are the brackets you’ll be using. Keep an eye on the floor flange. It will be attached later.

Step 2

Make a decision on where you want your shelves to go.

  • If feasible, align your flanges with wall studs; but, if you are unable to hit a stud where you want your shelves positioned, you will need to use heavy-duty drywall anchors. To support the weight of all the potted plants you’ll be displaying on your shelf
  • Using my tape measure, measured 6 inches from the wall and 13 inches from the existing shelf. Make an impression.
  • Now set the floor flange at that location and mark the floor flange holes on the wall using a pencil. These will be your pilot holes for the wall anchors.

Drilling in Step 3

* Now make your holes with your drill and a drill bit. For the pilot holes, use a 3/16″ drill bit.
* Insert the wall anchors into the holes you drilled earlier.

Step 4: Tighten the flanges on the floor.

* Now that the wall anchors are in place, use the screws that came with the wall anchors to connect the floor flanges to the wall.

5th step

* The next stage is to determine where the next floor flange will be installed.
* 20 inches apart and used a pencil to make my marks and double-checked that everything was level.

Step 6: Putting the Brackets Together

* Place your shelf on top of the brackets and screw them into the floor flanges. It should be level.

Step 7: Security fasteners

* Now that the shelf is in place, secure pipe straps, which I spray painted black, to the underside of the shelf with wood screws to offer a little extra security.
You’ll need to repeat the process to hang the remaining shelves, and then you’re finished.


Super easy and affordable, isn’t it? Okay, you might want to allow some space for the humans in the house, but this is a tried-and-true method of showcasing your plants! Before you line the stairwell with every single one of your cherished houseplants, make sure there’s enough light.

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