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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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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