Easy Hanging Pendant Light Planter

4 Materials
2 Hours

If you're looking for an easy repurpose project, this Hanging Pendant Light Planter is it!

A neighbor recently moved and dropped off several old light fixtures. (Lucky me!)

This one was dated and the wiring was a little sketchy, so I decided to use it as an outdoor decoration instead.

70's light fixture

The first thing I did was cut and remove the wiring from the fixture, then set the glass globes aside.

A good washing!

Next, I sprayed and washed the glass globes and metal to remove the years of dust and cobwebs.

Let there be color!

After the base was completely dry, I added color using turquoise Krylon chalk paint. It really made the details pop!

Spraying the globes

I was really on the fence with spraying the globes as well. Unlike the metal piece, there's no going back once you add color to glass. Still, the white glass looked unfinished so I went for it. I love it!

Choosing flowers

All that was left was to chose flowers that would really contrast with the turquoise. I found fuschia blossoms and a light green trailing plant. I planted both in plastic pots as not to add more weight to an already heavy light fixture.

Finished product!

This simple, yet beautiful planter now hangs from a wrought iron stand in my yard.

Suggested materials:
  • Light fixture   (Free from a neighbor)
  • Spray Paint   (Lowe's)
  • Plants   (Lowe's)
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  • Laura Laura on Oct 30, 2020

    The blue is perfect! Especially with the pink flowers

  • Judith Judith on Jul 28, 2022

    Cute idea but why not spray the plastic pot too? 🧐

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  • Darlene Darlene on Sep 18, 2020

    I love this idea. I think I might have one of those laying around (collecting dust) . Would love to do for the holidays. Thanks great job!!

  • Micki Micki on Apr 09, 2022

    So pretty and so sweet. Great job…well done!