Candelabra DIY Garden Planter

Candelabra DIY Garden Planter
Candelabra DIY Garden Planter
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Want to learn how to make a planter that is unique? Craft this Candelabra DIY Garden Planter! Using a thrift store planter, you can make a fabulous piece of DIY garden decor. In just three steps, you can turn a candelabra into a garden planter. It is such an easy way to add to the decor and ambiance of your garden. Plus, it's budget-friendly! Make your own chic and special DIY planter today!

From the blogger: "When a local thrift store was closing its doors, I stocked up on all sorts of random, interesting things. One such item was a large, freestanding rusted candelabra. What to do with this thing?! When in doubt, take it...outside! Instead of gathering dust in the garage, it had a better home out in the garden as decor. If you have a few minutes, you can easily make a freestanding garden planter in three simple steps!"

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGardening



Materials List

  • Large candelabra
  • Hanging basket + liner
  • Wire snips
  • Spray paint
  • Plants + soil

DIY Project Instructions


  1. Using wire snips, cut the middle bar out of the bottom of the basket so that it'll fit over one of the candle holders.

  2. Remove the hanging chain from the wire basket.

  3. Spray paint the wire basket to match the color of the rusted candelabra.

  4. Slip the basket over one of the candle holders.

  5. Insert the basket liner, plant and ENJOY!

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Wow, love this project! It lends such a cool vintage feel to the garden.

Since this would most likely be used outdoors, I could see gluing some glass stones of various colors on the lines of the structure to catch the sparkle of the sunlight! This project would inspire me to go to garage or estate sales and investigate other cast off items to repurpose for a planter like this! Of course you need to consider the possibility of proper drainage and how you want it to wear in sun and weather if you make it for outdoors. A great upcycle idea!


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