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Two-Tiered Tabletop Planter From Outdated Glass Light Covers

Remember on Wednesday I showed you two glass light covers that I picked up at Habitat For Humanity ReStore for a total of $3?  I used them to create a tiered tabletop planter filled with succulents.

DIY Project, indoor succulent garden planter, turn outdated glass light covers into a two-tiered indoor tabletop planter

Now are you ready for the detailed and complex process?  This might be way too difficult for most of you, but I’ll show you anyway.

Take two glass light covers in two different sizes, and one wood candlestick (I got mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for about $1).

DIY Project, indoor succulent garden planter, turn outdated glass light covers into a two-tiered indoor tabletop planter

And then, using your choice of adhesive (I used hot glue), glue the candlestick to the inside of the large glass cover, and to the bottom of the small glass cover.

DIY Project, indoor succulent garden planter, turn outdated glass light covers into a two-tiered indoor tabletop planter

I know, I know!  It’s waaaay too difficult!  If you need to, read over the instructions a few times, and maybe you’ll get it.

Open-mouthed smile

Then fill it with whatever plant you want!  I chose succulents because (1) this planter doesn’t have any drainage, so I needed plants that could stay on the dry side, and (2) I have the absolute most extreme opposite of a green thumb, so succulents are really the only plant I can even hope to keep alive.

Plus, I love the way they look, all plump and squishy.  I plan to keep them trimmed small so that it won’t get overgrown, but I have no idea how to go about that with the cactus on the bottom right side of the planter.  Any ideas?

DIY Project, indoor succulent garden planter, turn outdated glass light covers into a two-tiered indoor tabletop planter

So the total cost of my tiered tabletop planter came to about $4.32 with tax (since I already had the hot glue).  That’s not too bad!  Of course I had to purchase the plants, but the cost on those varies widely depending on the type and quantity of plants.

Now don’t forget…the link party this afternoon will have a separate section specifically for upcycling projects.  I look forward to seeing some of the things you’ve upcycled!!



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16 Comments

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    Mel
    December 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    That's fabulous. I'm always impressed with clever ways to upcycle.

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    Amberm
    December 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Great idea! We all know we have some of those ugly globes lying around. What a great way to repurpose them! Good job!

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    Terriesther
    December 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    nice idea…I like it!

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    Irfan Fauzia
    December 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    great job!

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    Refreshrestyle
    December 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I just got some succulents from my mom and silly me, I bought a planter, I wish that I'd seen this!  Cute idea!
    Debbie

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    brandi
    December 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    such a clever idea Kristi! I love the way you re purposed the light covers!

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    Angela
    December 3, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Super cute!

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    Brooke
    December 3, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I love this! It's the perfect way to upcycle these two. It looks amazing

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    Toodie
    December 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    THAT is a super idea!  I see lots of possibilities here.  Oh, I did have to read the directions SEVERAL times before I understood the complicated and long process, but I think I finally got it.  LOL  Thanks for a great idea.

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    Kat
    February 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

    This is absolutely fabulous! I’ll be making something like this soon, now that I’ve seen yours! Thank you for this post! I make a succulent terrarium a few years ago, and used an oversized champagne glass. I painted the bottom half of the glass and stem (Native American designs) so it hid the dirt but not the rocks and cactus varieties. But I like your tiered idea better!

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    Doug
    March 28, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Cool.I like your idea how to use those glasses but never tried it for decorating with table top plants. Will try this !

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    Kathryn Cain
    June 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

    awsome now I know what to do with those silly things…got to put your button on my site

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    suze campos
    November 7, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Lindo!

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