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What are some ideas for creating decorative plant stands?

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Ideas for creating decorative plant stands include using ladders, pallets and old items to upcycle into plant stands. Plant stands can also be created out of existing furniture. For instance, place plants on floating shelves among books or on the top of a refrigerator to add a touch of green to a home.

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Another creative plant stand is an A-frame structure built out of wood or recycled from an old wooden or metal ladder. If using a wooden ladder, keep its original finish for a rustic touch, and then line up plants on the rungs, interspersing them with birdhouses or other knickknacks. Paint a wooden or metal ladder to fit in with your indoor decorating scheme. For instance, a bright blue paint job on a ladder in a black, white and gray room helps the stand to stand out. At the same time, use black, white and gray pots to incorporate the room's theme to the plant stand.

Use a pallet or an old crate as a creative plant stand as well. First, finish the pallet with a stain or paint color to match your home's theme, and then prop it on one end with the boards normally on the underside on the outside as the shelves. Place the plants on the shelves and on the top. If propped by a front door, the flowers can be changed to match the season, and holiday accessories can be added to it, such as small pumpkins for the autumn

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