Hanging Light Planter

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About: Master Gardener, Crafter, nature advocate.

Being an avid gardener, I am always looking for interesting and fun ways to display plants in my yard or on my porch. One good way that I have found is using items that my neighbors have dis-guarded. These items are free and I am up-cycling to boot ☺.

Step 1:

Materials that you will need-

1.An abandoned light fixture or chandelier

2.Pliers and wire cutters

3.Outdoor spray paint (I used extrusion paint because it is made for outdoor metal).

4.Small glass bowls. These should fit inside each light, to hold the water for your plant (I used Pyrex spice bowls because they fit well and were not expensive).

5.PLANTS! This will depend on the light fixture you use. Be sure to pick plants that all require the same light exposure for the area that you intend to hang it.

Step 2:

Disassemble your light fixture.

Step 3:

Remove the plate(s) covering the wires. Remove wiring by cutting and pulling.

Step 4:

Reassemble the fixture without the glass.

Step 5:

Paint!

Step 6:

Reattach the light fixture glass and add your small glass bowls for the plants water. Place plants in the bowls and hang from a shepherds hook, orchid hook on a tree or an eyelet on your porch.

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