Recessed light planters

April 2nd, 2016 in member junk     
JunkSituation Tammy Hodges, contributor
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Canisters from recessed lights are going to make great pots/planters for spring.... they have a big hole in the bottom for drainage!   I picked up a roll of corrugated aluminum at a thrift store.  I wrapped the canister with the aluminum and screwed together.  When the weather is warmer, I'll add some dirt and real plants. I always line my pots and baskets with burlap.... keeps the dirt from running out of the bottom and allows drainage. Plus, it just looks nice! 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Tammy
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, plant holder, light fixture

Comments (4)

shamrockerin writes: wow- I never would have thought to make lighting hardware into planters. They look great. I hope our spring weather arrives soon here in New England. Posted: 5:43 am on April 5th
rustiqueart writes: this is the cutest idea. I bet they will have great chalky patina in a few short months. perfect!
Posted: 10:18 pm on March 22nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wow! Great idea, they look old, you'd never know. I believe there a a couple of left over can light parts in my garage, you have inspired me! Posted: 7:45 am on March 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: The corrugated metal reminds me of a planter from the 1950's. What a cool vintage look.


Posted: 7:59 pm on February 28th
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