The duo behind The Sorry Girls wants to teach you how to make mid century planters—and chances are high that you already have everything necessary.

Watch and learn, folks! This easy DIY on how to make mid century planters will give all your house plants a lift—while ensuring proper drainage and plenty of mid century style. Atomic Ranch
Courtesy of The Sorry Girls

How to Make Mid Century Planters


The full tutorial on how to make mid century planters is also available on their site.


Before you start this clever weekend DIY, be sure double check their list of necessary supplies and tools!


For Drainage Pot

  • Cute pot
  • Scrap piece of wood
  • Water Collection Plate/Terracotta Plate
  • Paint

For Mid Century Modern Plant Stand

  • One piece of pine (24 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and ¾ inches thick)
  • Pot with straight sides
  • 2 ⅞ inch dowels (4 feet long each)
  • 8 dowel pins
  • Cardboard or scrap paper
  • Wood glue
  • Wood stain



For Drainage Pot

  • Drill
  • Masonry Drill Bit

For Mid Century Modern Plant Stand

  • Hand saw or circular saw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Chisel
  • Drill
  • Drill bit the same size of the dowel pins (ask girls!!!)
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper


Want even more? Check out their tutorial for how to make a balcony planter box!