Repurposed Lamp Shade Planter

Today I'm repurposing the very last metal shade
from a great find a while ago. 

Repurposed Lamp Shade Planter

A while back I came home from an estate sale with 4 metal lamp shades.

Repurposed Metal Lamp Shade Planter

Little did I know at the time just how many projects I could make out of just 4 metal lamp shades for $5.

The first two ended up hanging in my kitchen. I've been waiting a long time to find the perfect metal shades to replace the ones in my kitchen.

Repurposed Hanging Metal Lamp Shade Planter

Another shade was cut up and repurposed as part of this hanging colander lamp.

Repurposed DIY Hanging Metal Lamp Shade Planter

Now it is time to repurpose the 4th and final lamp shade.

I began by using a green glass drawer knob in the bottom of the lamp shade with a large washer to close up the opening. It looks very pretty plugging up the hole.

I drilled 4 holes around the top of the shade and used key rings to hold lengths of chain to the lamp shade.  

Repurposed DIY Hanging Lamp Shade Planter

That's it... I filled it with dirt and hung it from a shepherd's hook in my backyard. 

Repurposed Hanging Lamp Shade Planter

The water drains slowly through the knob at the bottom so the plant has just enough but not too much water. 

DIY Hanging Lamp Shade Repurposed Planter


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Love this idea Susan. Any unusual planter works for me and this one definitely fits the bill. It look so awesome, that silver with the greenery

    1. Thanks so much Michelle and thanks for stopping by!


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