Make curb appeal grow in an old light fixture.

Did you ever think rescuing a forgotten chandelier from your neighborhood thrift store would give new life to your front porch, eave or backyard tree? This simple and rewarding upcycling project is something you can do in about an hour. All you’ll need is a basic tool or two, the flowering plants of your choice and your creativity.

YOUR UPCYCLING MATERIALS:

  • Thrift store chandelier
  • Flower pots (same number as arms on your chandelier)
  • 1 S-hook
  • Soil and flowers
  • Wire cutters
  • Industrial glue
  • Your favorite color spray paint

STEP ONE

Unscrew and discard any remaining light bulbs from the chandelier. Remove all wiring using wire cutters.

STEP TWO

Use industrial-strength glue to attach original chandelier bulb housings to flower pot bases.  

STEP THREE

Spray paint attached bulb housings and flower pot bases, and chandelier with your favorite color.

STEP FOUR

Adhere flower pot bases to chandelier arms and allow glue to dry overnight.

STEP FIVE

Add soil and flowers to your flower pots and place into bases.

STEP SIX

Using an S-hook, hang the flower chandelier on your porch, on a garden tree or other favorite outdoor spot.

It feels good to give old things a renewed purpose, plus it’s fun. Interested in other ways to add life to your outdoor space? Try creating your own flower box.