Yooo hooo! Stefaney here from A Host of Things! Gosh it feels so good to say hi to all of you! With the sun shining and no worries to think of, what’d you say we head outside for a quick Lamp Shade Garden DIY?!
Now, if you’ve ever stepped into a Restore in your local area, you’ll find all kinds of previously used home items for cheap cheap. They’re run by Habitat for Humanity who also receives the proceeds so stop in one to find a few gems! One thing that I pop in for are these old brass and glass chandeliers! Since practically every home had them at one point, they’re super abundant in the stores. And with gold and glass making a comeback, I’ve thought of such a fun way to up-cycle them!
After removing the guts, I flip them over to use as a planter for various veggies, herbs or flowers. I have several of them bunched together and they just look beautiful in my plant beds. The best part is, once the guts are taken out, the what-was the top actually has holes where the wires were, so voila…built-in drainage!
Check out the pics below for a quick tutorial! And if you decide to make one for yourself please please show and tell! Tag @ahostofthingsdiy on Insta or use #IamAhostofthingstoo because you are!
Have fun getting dirty!
Step 1: Get Your Tools!
Grab your wire cutters. pliers, a plant shovel, plus gloves!
Step 2: Start Gutting Your Shade
Use your pliers to loosen any bolts and cut the wires. Take everything off except for the shell.
Step 3: Fill It Up!
Next comes the fun part, well okay, the whole thing is fun! But now you get to fill it with rocks, soil and plants! Notice the hole already drilled through…one less thing to do!
I chose to plant cilantro, rosemary and basil but you could make any combo you please! With a large variation of these lights, you can find them in all shapes and sizes, so have fun with it!
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