Hi Everyone! Kathy here.
I’m back from a much needed vacation and break. I love when I’m able to mix in down time, a trip and some productivity on home & Boutique projects all into a week’s vacation.
I feel refreshed and I’m bringing a pretty simple upcycling project to you today.
I recently bought a variety of bundt cake pans on a thrifting excursion in Athens, Ohio. A shout out to my new thrifting friends Stacy & Amy! I hope you’re reading this 🙂
Bundt pans were a style of cake molds that became popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s that created cakes in a distinctive ring shape.
I’ll be featuring the chartreuse pan (the top pan in the image above) in today’s post.
So, Karen and I have noticed that succulents are really popular right now. I’m not sure what started this trend but these little plants come in a variety of styles and shades of green and I really like them. Can I keep them alive is another question 😉
I’ve seen a bundt cake pan upcycled into a planter and I knew I wanted to create something similar but I wanted to add a little something special to it.
I love the color of the chartreuse pan I bought. So although I plan on spray painting some of the other pans I actually chose to leave this one as-is. I started off by drilling three holes (evenly spaced out) along the top sides of the pan.
I wanted a natural look, so I bought a coated twine and natural wood beads at Pat Catan’s Craft Center.
I bought three sizes of beads and chose to string a series of large beads, followed by medium beads and topped off with small beads to the twine. I created a knot after each series of beads with 3″ spacing in between each set of beads.
I bought metal rings from my local hardware store and tied & knotted each of the three strands to one ring.
The ring brings the hanging strands together and is perfect for hanging the planter on a hook.
I added some soil, planted the succulents…
and in a few short steps I re-purposed a vintage kitchen item into a unique and cute planter.
You could just as well plant flowers, ivy or other houseplants in these planters.
This planter is currently listed in our ETSY shop. I plan on adding some color and “pizzazz” to a few of the other bundt pans. So as I finish the other planters, I will be listing them in our ETSY shop too. And if they are cute enough (like I envision them in my mind), I’ll be sure to share them in another blog post 🙂
Upcycled Bundt Cake Pan Planter
Happy Salvaging! -Kathy