Light Fixture Planter

July 26th, 2016 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Can you smell the herbs? Mmm, mmm, good!
Here is my stuff. The light fixture, some metal screening, and an old coat hook for hanging.
I used some white paper to make a pattern to cut three pieces of screen.
Then I got the scrreen to fit the sections.
A little of the Gorilla Glue on the edges holds the screen in place.
Put pre-cut screen in each of the three sections and allow glue to dry.
Line the now planter with sheet moss.
Plant herbs of choice and top off with some more moss.
I have to wait a bit before I hang it outside, but this is how I am going to do it. These two pieces look like they were made for each other!
Can you smell the herbs? Mmm, mmm, good!

Can you smell the herbs? Mmm, mmm, good!

I'm pretty sure my piece 'o junk here is old lighting. You know me...doesn't really matter where it came from or what it did just as long as it looks cool. As a long time lover of old metal this piece caught my eye and i knew it would be just right for a herb garden.

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Comments (18)

firefoxmetalworks writes: Hey junk fans, keep in mind that while rust looks beautiful alongside your favorite garden herbs, it also affects the ph of your soil. This can make your plants very unhappy. Before you plant, let the container get rained on while sitting on a scrap piece of wood. The stains caused by exposure will give you clues of how to limit your soil medium contact. Visit and consider using their felt containers inside of found objects. Gardening results will flourish. Posted: 11:03 am on March 31st
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, this really turned out great, it’s the perfect shape, size and rusty finish.

Jim Posted: 10:11 pm on March 22nd
RustyDiva writes: Now THAT is too cool for school!!! Love the planter vibe. Wish I were a good enough cook to use my own herbs. haha

Kenda Posted: 1:03 pm on March 22nd
shabbychick writes: Sue - I love this planter, and like Georgia said - I think it's way better than it's original use!

Thanks for the springy inspiration!!

Kathy Posted: 8:43 am on March 22nd
junktiqueboutique writes: oh, how neat. I have the light fixtures, I mean planters, to make me some too. Posted: 4:08 pm on March 20th
chippingcharm writes: I agree, fresh herbs are the best and even better in your super cool new planter! Laurel Posted: 2:52 pm on March 20th
georgiamoon writes: OOOOH girl, you did GOOD! This is fantastic...better than the original purpose, I think. Absolutely beautiful! Georgia Posted: 2:32 pm on March 20th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Sue,
What a GREAT planter this it! I will sure be on the lookout for old light fixtures now to try this!!
xojanis Posted: 1:04 pm on March 20th
suewannabeinkc writes: Thank you for the lovely reminder of spring, even as the snow is piling up outside today here in KS! (On the first day of "spring" no less...) I've got a similar light fixture in my basement that will make a lovely planter! Thanks for the great idea!
Joanne Posted: 11:39 am on March 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a fantastic spring post! Great idea with the added screen.
Candy Posted: 8:00 am on March 20th
LuAnn writes: What an awesome planter. Great job--the herb's smell like spring.

LuAnn Posted: 6:04 am on March 20th
oldnews writes: I love spring! Nothing makes it feel more like it than getting your hands in some dirt! This is really cool! Marie Posted: 2:21 am on March 20th
alicemom writes: Wowzer! That is super-dooper! I love it! of course!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:03 pm on March 19th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Okay,the planter is great but you better bring the herbs in for they will freeze if they are outside.We have a blizzard here.Have a nice day and thank's for all the neat things you do.ROBERT Posted: 6:10 pm on March 19th
LadyCatherine writes: Really cool planter....!! Posted: 5:54 pm on March 19th
grannijo writes: Sue your post are always soooo neat! you have me looking for something different! it!...sharon Posted: 5:50 pm on March 19th
greencolleen writes: sue i kept and old fixture didnt know why until now. but mine is not as great as yours. thanks for the inspiration Posted: 5:08 pm on March 19th
54girl writes: Love this piece!!! Sooo pretty!!! Love old metal too!! Hopefully spring will be just around the corner for us so we can put cute things like this outside! Can't wait! Mary Posted: 2:15 pm on March 19th
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