DIY Candelabra Garden Planter In 3 Easy Steps

INSIDE: How to turn a thrift store candelabra into a standing plant stand in 3 easy steps.

When a local thrift store was closing its door, we stocked up on all sorts of random, not necessarily needed, stuff. Some of it still sitting in the garage including the subject of this post – a rusted candelabra. What to do with this large, freestanding thing, gathering dust and cobwebs in the garage?

When in doubt, take it out…side! So that’s how this thrift store find was transformed into garden decor in three easy steps.

Grab your potting supplies to see how I put together this truly frazzling-free garden project…
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turn a candelabra into a garden planter

Do you have a few minutes to make your own freestanding garden planter? Of course you do! It’s only three simple steps to instantly create an interesting piece for your yard. Talk about truly a Frazzled-Free project!

frazzled-momentBy now, you know that we found this rusted out candelabra at a very large, infamous thrift store in our town that was shutting down. I’m not sure why we decided to have family bonding at a thrift store but here we are with three young kids, our necks swiveling like owls, keeping track of three little bodies and six curious hands. We’re proceeding along until my larger-than-life 5 year old spots a security television hanging from the ceiling and proceeds to break out in his own version of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever smack dab in the middle of the store. Gobsmacked shoppers stopped in their tracks as he boogied on down among the milk glass vases and old school vinyls. And once again, our eyes bugged out of our heads…as we pulled out the video camera!

DIY Garden Planter Candelabra

– Large candelabra
– Hanging wire basket + liner (this is what you need)
– Wire snips (one of my fave DIY tools)
– Spray paint
– Plants
How to turn a candelabra into a garden planter

Step 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. Remove the hanging chain from the wire basket.

How to turn a candelabra into a garden planterStep 2:
This is an optional step. I decided to leave the candelabra rusted but gave the wire basket a spray of brown paint to match its color.

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Step 3:
Once dry, slip the basket over one of the candle holders (I used the middle candle holder). Insert the basket liner, plant and ENJOY!
How to turn a candelabra into a garden planter
From thrift store candelabra to an interesting take on a garden planter. How’s that for frazzled-free? What have you turned into garden art at your home?

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26 thoughts on “DIY Candelabra Garden Planter In 3 Easy Steps

  1. Lisa Silfwerbrand says:

    What a great idea… I love this so much and the look of the old candelabra is perfect! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing at our Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party. Hugs, Lisa

  2. Pili says:

    What a great upcycle!! It looks so pretty with the flowers and the rusty look of the candelabra! You’ve been the most clicked post this week at Sweet Inspiration, so don’t forget to stop by and grab your button!

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thanks! It was very easy to do, other than a little muscle needed to cut through the wire basket.

  3. Karen Marie Kedzuch says:

    This planter along with the song Staying Alive playing in my head is giving me inspiration for garden and music while I build and plant. I am so glad you shared with TADA this week.
    Happy Creating ,
    Karen Marie

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