Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter

 I found this iron piece thrifting.

I think it is a round candle holder.  Anyway, it was very cheap!

 This is a blue and white ceramic tea light holder.

I purchased the tea light holder at a local thrift shop too.  I think I have seen tea light holders like this one at the Dollar Tree before too.


First I gave the iron candle holder two coats of Chalked Paint in Linen White.


After painting, the candle holder looked like this.

I "wet distressed" the edges of the candle holder.  Wet distressing is so easy.  

I take a tee shirt rag, wet it, wring it out, and then rub it on the painted edges (and other areas if you choose) until I get the distressing level desired.

The ceramic tea light fits perfectly in the iron candle holder.

When I need a good seal for heavier pieces like this, I like E6000 Craft Adhesive.  For this project, the glue needed to cure for 48 hours.  I think the glue stayed wet longer inside the curved, closed area.

You could also use hot glue.  The seal would not be as heavy duty, however.

Faux succulents can be pricey, but luckily, I didn't use too many.

I cut some of them apart.

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter
Then I just started filling the tea light holder with hot glue and succulents.

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter
This is the front.

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter
And this is the back!

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter
I am a fan of blue willow dishes, so this faux succulent planter idea is right up my alley!

Plus I love the pedestal!

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter
So start thinking about putting those thrift shop finds together for whole new look!

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1 comment

  1. Gorgeous! Love this....may try something similar.

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