I love a good excuse to use my Dremel! Since finishing this DIY project where I got to drill rock, I’m totally addicted and everywhere I go I’m scouting rocks that I can carve and drill. I think there’s a good chance you might become addicted too!
These DIY geode plant stands are a great gift or desk accessory. You can keep them plain or add a little bling with gold gilding.
The steps to make them are pretty straight forward but it does take a little practice to create a hole the right shape and size for your air plant. Be patient and embrace the perfectly imperfect. I didn’t lose any geodes in the making of this DIY and neither will you!
DIY Geode Plant Stand
Materials and Supplies
- Small geodes
- Air plants
- Gold liquid gilding
- Diamond Bur drill bits
- Large plastic bucket
- Protective eyewear
- Black Sharpie
Before getting started, I recommend watching a few YouTube videos on how to drill rock.
- Mark the spot where you want to drill your hole with a Sharpie
- Place your bucket in a large sink and fill it with a few inches of water
- Put on your protective eyewear
- Submerse your geode in the water, gripping it securely with the wrench
- Starting with a lower speed, begin to drill your hole
- Gradually increase the Dremel’s speed, contouring and expanding the hole
- Frequently inspect the hole and adjust as needed to create the right size and shape for your plant
- Let dry
- Paint half of your geode with the gold liquid gilding
- Let dry
- Place plant and enjoy!