One of the things I was struggling with is that I have a small balcony, with lots of plants and pots. I like moving the pots around from time to time, either to clean under them or to change their location versus the sun. I looked around at different nurseries for a nice rolling plant stands but couldn’t find the right size +/- most of the caddies were from plastic. So, I decided it would be easier just to make a custom one.
What you’ll need:
- A round block of wood- any block will do, I bought a simple steak plate at the local Dollar store.
- A set of three small wheels.
- Pencil for marking
First, place your three wheels on the wood plate and mark where you’d like to add screws.
Then take a drill, and gently add a small hole in each marking, without going in too deep – it’s just to help the screws find their way into the wood, so choose a drill bit that is slightly thinner than your screws and make sure it’s gold coloured (meaning it’s meant to be used on wood).
Then take your screwdriver (our drill is also our screwdriver) and screw the wheels into place.
And that’s it! Now you can wheel your plants away…I also like to tip over empty wine bottles I fill with water, so that the plants stay hydrated. You can either tip them as is, or use a Terracotta plant babysitter – I have about four of them and they’re great.
Let me know how your’s turned out!