Learn how to decorate a simple wood plant stand from the craft store using paper, decoupage medium, and adhesive stencils – AND it’s waterproof!
The wood stand I used in this spring craft is one of those items that in my craft stash for awhile. And by “one of those items” I mean the wood plant stand. I got all caught up at the craft store and, in a frenzy of throwing things into my cart, this guy jumped in.
I realized if I wanted to make it into a proper plant stand that I would need to use some Outdoor Mod Podge, along with other supplies of course. So I dug around and made it happen!
And I even got to use my Mod Podge Rocks Peel n Stick Stencils, so that was thrilling too. Here’s how I did it.
Decorate a Plant Stand
Gather These Supplies
- Wood plant stand
- Mod Podge Outdoor
- Adhesive stencil – Dots
- Acrylic paint – get a multi-surface or outdoor type
- Scrapbook paper
- Stencil tape
- Craft knife and mat
- Mod Podge Spouncers
- Craft glue
Measure the wood slats on the top of your plant stand. Using the craft knife and ruler, cut out enough paper to cover the slats (I used four strips). Set the paper aside.
Paint the top of the plant stand with warm white and the base with green. Paint several coats and let them dry. You don’t absolutely HAVE to use the outdoor paint, but I highly recommend it.
Apply the polka dot peel n’ stick stencil to one side of the plant stand, taping off any areas that you don’t want paint to get onto. I just used washi tape as my “stencil tape” – and I smoothed down the stencil thoroughly.
Use a spouncer to apply the warm white paint to the stencil. Peel up the stencil immediately, wash and return to the backer sheet.
Let the paint dry on the stand and repeat on the other side.
Apply the strips of scrapbook paper to the top of the plant stand using Mod Podge Outdoor. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes, then put on a top coat. Let dry.
Give your plant stand several coats of Mod Podge Outdoor, letting them dry in between.
Finish it off by adding ribbon to the ends with craft glue.
You’re all done! The only thing to remember – water can get on the slats and your project will be fine, you just don’t want it to pool there for too long. Wipe it away so your project doesn’t get damaged.
Have fun and happy spring! If you enjoyed this idea, I’d love for you to check out these other cute projects: