There are many ways to make a DIY Planter but not quite as pretty as this one. An old wall sconce repurposed into a pretty tea cup planter for the porch is very pretty.
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Table of Contents
- How to make the planter
- First Porch Makeover Projects 2014
- Porch Overhaul 2017
- More Outdoor Living DIY Ideas
You only need a few simple supplies to make a sconce into a pretty DIY planter with tea cups.
How to make the planter
Begin by stripping all of the electrical wires from the sconce. Then give it a good cleaning.
We found this beautiful sconce at a local Habitat for Humanity Home Store. We fell in love with it and even though we weren’t in the market for one, we quickly decided to purchase it for the Tea Cup planter we had on our wish list.
We were happy with the color of the paint and decided not to paint it. That was tough because you know how much we love painting projects!
Next apply glue and place the Tea Cup saucers in place. We used Gorilla Glue which has some great staying power. It held up perfectly in our Georgia summer heat and humidity too!
Let the glue dry overnight before adding dirt and plants.
We found these beautiful cup and saucer sets at Hobby Lobby on clearance! Only $3.40 for each set! I searched high and low in all of my favorite thrift stores but nothing just tugged at my heartstrings.
Finally, mount your new Tea Cup Sconce Planter in the location of your choice. We selected a sunny spot on a porch post which was the perfect location for our flowers to bloom all summer.
Add a few rocks in the bottom before adding the soil and flowers, We did not drill holes for the water to drain which is why we added a few pebbles. They keep the roots of your flowers from sitting in water.
I’m a big fan of Portulaca also known as Moss Rose. I wanted a flower that has a cascading characteristic which Portulaca does. Portulaca also will bloom with multiple colors of flowers on one plant but I selected one which is pink only. They open during the day and close at night.
First Porch Makeover Projects 2014
Porch Overhaul 2017
The second and final Front Porch Makeover took place in 2017 as we were preparing our home to sell. It is much more involved with paint, new steps, and a complete overhaul. It turned out quite beautiful and our home was sold to the first person who viewed it.
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