20 Genius & Practical IKEA Plant Hacks & DIYs You Need To Try!

In recent years, gardening has seen a massive surge of interest. Whether you love houseplants or have an edible garden a farmer would be proud of, these 20 IKEA plant hacks are a must try! A great range of practical growing solutions and cute display options. Let’s get gardening!

Hello, beautiful people, and welcome back to me low-key justifying another IKEA haul. Now, if you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know how much I love my IKEA hacks. They’re inexpensive, sturdy . . . and just really cute. Couple this with my houseplant obsession and you have a winning combo.

Here are 20 of the internet’s best IKEA plant hacks, so next time you aimlessly wander around the store that’s pretty much an adult Disneyland . . . keep these practical projects in mind!

1. Faux Marble Plant Stand – IKEA KORNSJÖ Hack

Well, the first spot on this list has to be a cheeky self promo! One of my favourite crafts of 2021 is my vintage-style plant stand that I flipped from the KORNSJÖ wardrobe. This is an easy craft, but has such a luxurious finish . . . and it’s practical too. Perfect for showing off your hanging plants indoors!

By the way – if you want to see this bad boy in action and get a tour of the latest houseplants on display, either have a read of my plant tour or give it a watch!

2. Small Bamboo Planter

Next up is a classy little plant stand I love. This is so cute and, with a lick of paint, could be customised to fit pretty much any colour scheme. I think it would also make an adorable mini herb garden!

3. Hanging Planter – FASCINERA Hack!

Something I tend to struggle with when it comes to displaying houseplants is just how to get them off the floor! It’s easy to end up with 20 pots cluttering up your space. This hanging planter is an easy solution!

4. $69 Plant Shelf! – IVAR HACK

We love an affordable plant hack and this $69 plant shelf definitely fits the bill! If you prefer a warm, bohemian colour palette this IVAR shelving unit could definitely work as your next houseplant home.

5. BOHEMIAN PLANT STAND – IKEA GLADOM HACK

Is it another cheeky tutorial from my blog? Absolutely!

This IKEA Gladom hack is so inexpensive to create, but the finished product is high quality and stunning. This reminds me of Anthropologie home décor pieces, but cost me under $30 to make at home. It’s the perfect stylish plant stand for any boho chic room!

6. Pastel Plant Supply Closet – FABRIKOR Hack

Oh wow, how beautiful is this pastel green cabinet? I’m in love! This is a perfect idea for any apartment garden solution. It’s beautiful, quaint . . . and great for keeping small plants and plant supplies protected from the elements.

7. DIY Ceramic Totem Planter 

Anthropology who? I had a hard time believing this stunning plant pot is made out of plain IKEA bowls  . . . but it truly is! If you want some stunning ceramic planters to class up your space, this hack is a must try.

8. DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand 

I love tiered plant stand systems! They’re such a fun way to display houseplants . . . and make them look fuller too! This neutral wood plant stand is versatile enough to fit any decor style. And it’s cute!

9. DIY Bronze Planter – IKEA Blanda Hack!

We all know how much I love gold. I’m a firm believer that a lick of gold spray paint immediately makes most things at least 3 times prettier. And this gorgeous hanging planter is no exception!

10. Easy DIY Basket Planter – IKEA  KASTANJENÖT HACK

Basket planters are so trendy at the moment! If you want an easy and quick way to personalise them, though, this painting trick is a must try.

11. DIY Self Watering Planter – IKEA BITTERGURKA Hack

As much as I love aesthetics, I do think practical solutions are just as important! This DIY planter is self-watering, so it’s perfect for keeping your plants happy and healthy. (With minimum effort on your part!)

12. Easy DIY Fabric Planters

If you’re a fan of a good plant shelfie, these stylish fabric plant pots are a must try!

13. Footed Mid-Century Plant Pots

These planters look so professional! I’m shook.

14. Easy Acrylic Pour Plant Pots

If you love to garden, you’ll be familiar with the struggles of finding cute plant pots. (And for help on that front, make sure you check out my favourite online stores for cute plant pots.)

This IKEA hack is a 5 minute craft that takes any plain plant pot and elevates it into a work of art! Big yes.

15. Colourful Herb Shelf!

These herb planters are super easy to recreate . . . and what a gorgeous pop of colour they add to any room! If you’ve ever thought about starting a mini herb garden in your kitchen, this is the perfect DIY solution.

16. DIY Terrariums – IKEA Borby Hack!

Um . . . yes please? Terrariums are already super gorgeous, but terrariums in a lantern? How on earth are we meant to say no to that!

17. Succulent Cart – IKEA Raskog Hack!

How adorable is this bar cart though? This is such a beautiful statement feature – but it would double up wonderfully as a propagation bar cart too!

18. Cute Trellis Idea – SÖSDALA Hack

This hack is off the IKEA website itself and . . . I love it. If you want to create a dreamy plant wall, these IKEA grid boards are a perfect support frame and climbing system!

19. DIY Plant Drawers – IKEA Moppe Hack!

Oh my goodness, how beautiful are these plant drawers? Guys. I simply cannot function! This is such a cute way to display small plants – and I think it could be hacked into a great little propagation station too.

20. An Indoor Greenhouse – IKEA FABRIKOR Hack

Have I saved the best for last? Absolutely! This DIY greenhouse is a beautiful display for your indoor plants – but it has the benefit of providing the perfect environment for your fussier indoor plants. This is something I’m definitely going to try myself one day, so watch this space!

Alright lovers, let’s end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this little compilation post as much as I enjoyed creating it. I’ve definitely got tons of ideas for future projects! Which of these IKEA plant hacks is your favourite? Would you try any of them yourself? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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37 thoughts on “20 Genius & Practical IKEA Plant Hacks & DIYs You Need To Try!”

  1. Elaine Howlin – Elaine lives in the lush green countryside of Ireland with her husband. She spends her time lost in the pages of books and journals, reading and creating for hours on end.

    These are so gorgeous!! You’ve given me lots of ideas for my new home. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks for reading, Elaine! I’ve definitely got loads of inspo from curating this list 🙂

  2. Margot – Sicily – Margot, 25 ans, styliste, vous livre un joli jeu de pages entre tendances mode, créations, voyage et tourisme... Tout juste expatriée à Bahreïn pour deux ans, j'aime partager avec vous mes tenues, créations, voyages et mes nouvelles découvertes mode et beauté. Bienvenue dans mon univers ♥ Vous pouvez me contacter sur mon adresse électronique : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr Margot, a fashion designer of 25 years old is all about fashion trends, DIY, travel and all others cute things.. Expatriate in Bahrain for 2 years. I love to share my outfits, sewing projects, travels, my inspirations and my favorite beauty products.... Welcome in my universe ! You can contact me on my email : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr

    So many inspirations here.
    I love all theses Ikea hacks. I think this is so cool to make an Ikea furniture which is affordable into something more original and unique.
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for reading Margot! I agree 🙂 xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much, Lovely! I hope you’re having a good weekend xx

  3. Anika – I'm Anika. I blog at chaptersofmay.com

    Love the idea of DIYing your favourite designs from IKEA! The planters and succulent cart look so cool, I’m definitely tempted to give them a go for my room

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  4. Jenny in Neverland – London – Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

    Thank you for this! I’m decorating my office at the moment and there’s already quite a bit of greenery in here but I want some more plants so this has given me a some ideas! x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Ooo exciting! I hope the office turns out super cute x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for reading, Jessica! I hope you can find an IKEA near you x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for reading, Lucy! The succulent cart idea is definitely one of my favourites too! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you, Della – they’re my favourite posts to create, so I’m glad you like them! That’s a great pick xx

  5. stickysituation – An expressive soul who indulges in poetry, art and music.

    I am mid-process in decorating my new flat, so this post is super handy! I’d love to become more of a plant mum (right now I have 4) but I’m scared I will kill them all lol 🙁

    Such a great, creative post Mia!! x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      oooo exciting! I hope you share a flat tour when you’re finished, I love looking at people’s home decor styles. Thanks for reading, Fiona! x

  6. Megan Casselman, Life as MCC – I'm a 20-something hooman living just south of Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm attempting a lifestyle blog. Check it out: www.lifeasmcc.com

    I would love to see a post on how to maximize plants in low-light spaces. I don’t get a lot of sunlight in my apartment, and don’t have a lot of open floor space. I have a window in the corner of my living room where I keep my plants, but I want more!! I have open wall space next to the window that could work. In #6 there’s a wall rack with planters… I would love to DIY something like that but don’t know how!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      ooo have you tried grow lights or growing low-light plants like peace lilies? That’s a great post idea though – I have so many low-light areas of our home I want to introduce plants to so once I get around to it I’ll share how it goes!

  7. Megan Casselman, Life as MCC – I'm a 20-something hooman living just south of Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm attempting a lifestyle blog. Check it out: www.lifeasmcc.com

    I would love to see a DIY wall rack planter. I have a free wall near a window that I could use for more plants, but need inspo!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for reading, Allie! The drawer hack *has* to be one of my faves too! x

  8. So many fab DIYs on this list. I have just bought a few more housplants and need to figure out how to display thembetter. Will be having a look through these DIYs to see which would be best!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      oooo exciting! If you create anything cool, I hope you share it 😀 xo

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  10. Juliette – Hey, I'm Juliette! I'm starting this blog to keep a record of and share my adventures. I love everything sweet, sunny days, fluffy kittens and people who smile. When I don't work I like to discover new places and try to learn languages. I hope you will find something that you like in here! ☼

    Crazy! Just the other day I was looking for some inspiration on Ikea for my plants! I especially love the self-watering planter, it would look so cute with some fresh herbs for cooking! Thanks for sharing

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