If you have an old chandelier at home that is not useful anymore, consider taking it down and turning it into something useful. People think a broken chandelier is just waste, but they may not be aware of the idea of upcycling – an unworthy chandelier can be transformed into various things including planters and candle holders.
Repurposing old chandeliers into pretty planters is an easy DIY project that can be done with a few basic craft supplies. After the upcycling process, you will be able to hang your favorite plants in a different way altogether. The thing destined to end up in the landfill will now be serving as a planter in your home. Also, keep in mind that you will be cutting down on your waste contribution, thus it is a thoughtful idea to give a second life to an old chandelier.
For this DIY project, you will just need a chandelier, spray paint, terracotta pots, saucers, and waterproof glue. You can find a variety of unique chandeliers at thrift stores and garage sales if you don’t have one at home and still want to give this project a try. Making one is easy if you get a chandelier that isn’t wired and has spots for candles. Glue the saucers on the candle holding spots, attach the pots, and finally spray paint the whole contraption in the desired color.
If you have a vintage chandelier, you can prefer to keep up its original classic appeal. You can hang it on the porch or show it off on the front door of your house. It will let people see your creativity and love for plants and upcycling. Draw out some inspiration from the photos below: