How to Make a Chandelier Hanging Planter

How to Make a Chandelier Hanging Planter

Want to create a chandelier hanging planter with a difference? Here's how to turn an old chandelier into a beautiful and unusual addition to your garden.

What You Need to Make a Chandelier Hanging Planter

  • An old chandelier with arms that end in upward-facing lamps. (If you don't happen to have one lying around, don't worry – they're easy to find online.)
  • Plant pots and pot saucers to fit the lamp bases of your chandelier. Small terracotta or plastic pots are ideal, or you can improvise with tin cans or even old teacups with holes drilled in the bottom.
  • Spray paint suitable for outdoor use, to paint your chandelier once finished. Alternatively, you could decorate the pots to suit your own style.
  • Waterproof glue that's suitable for outdoor use. Various glues are available, so check that the glue is suitable for the materials you will be glueing, e.g. metal/terracotta or metal/plastic.
  • Multipurpose compost.
  • Water retaining granules.
  • Plants.

How to Make a Chandelier Planter

  • Remove the bulb holders from the bases. They may pull off, or you may need to use a screwdriver to remove them.
  • Using wire cutters, cut off all the electrical wires, flush with the bases and where they come out of the top of the chandelier so that no cables are visible.
  • Glue a saucer to each of the bases where the bulb holders used to be, and leave it to dry completely.  
  • Next, glue the pots to the saucers, and leave to dry. 
  • Spray paint the whole chandelier the colour of your choice. Do this in a well-ventilated area, ideally outdoors, and wear a face mask and goggles to protect yourself.

Choosing plants for a chandelier planter

Once the chandelier planter is finished, it's time to plant it. Use multipurpose compost mixed with water- retaining gel crystals. These swell up when wet, gradually releasing their water into the compost and allowing you to water less frequently. 

Your choice of plants will depend on where you are planning to put your planter. Chandelier planters are very versatile, and look equally good hanging from an overhead hook or used as a table centrepiece. 

For a hanging planter, go for trailing plants that will tumble over the rims of the pots, allowing you to appreciate the flowers. Petunias, calibrachoas and trailing lobelia are all excellent choices for planters in a sunny spot. Trailing fuchsias, variegated ajuga, and ivy look lovely in shady planters.

To make a beautiful and unusual table centrepiece, plant up your chandelier planter with colourful bedding plants to reflect the season, such as violas and primroses in spring, or bright begonias in late summer. You could even turn your planter into a miniature herb garden by filling pots with thyme, mint, lavender, and other fragrant herbs.

If you're looking for new ideas for your garden, why not visit our centre in Paris Ontario? Our full range of plants and gardening materials is sure to inspire you.

You might also be interested in:

The variety of indoor plants is endless and beautiful

Step into the enchanting realm of indoor plants, where the variety is not just abundant but also stunningly beautiful. From lush foliage to vibrant blooms, each plant brings its unique charm, turning our homes into thriving green havens. In this exploration, we'll revel in the endless variety of leaves, the captivating beauty of flowers, and the special properties that make indoor plants not only visually appealing but also fascinating contributors to our living spa...

Recognize and prevent pests on indoor plants

In the tranquil realm of indoor plants, a hidden threat can occasionally lurk – pests that have the potential to disrupt the harmonious greenery of our homes. As caretakers of these botanical companions, it's crucial to arm ourselves with knowledge on recognising and preventing pests. In this guide, we'll explore common culprits, understand the signs of infestation, and delve into effective strategies to keep our indoor plants thriving, pest-free, and vibrant.

<...
Cutting houseplants - Is it really necessary?

In the world of indoor gardening, the topic of cutting or pruning houseplants often raises questions and uncertainties. Do our leafy companions truly benefit from the occasional trim, or is it an unnecessary intervention? In this exploration, we'll unravel the mysteries surrounding cutting houseplants, understanding the reasons behind this practice and discovering the potential benefits it can bring to the health and aesthetics of our indoor greenery.


Room design with indoor plants for a green jungle

Transforming your living space into a lush green jungle is not just a design choice; it's a commitment to infusing vitality and tranquillity into your home. In this guide, we'll embark on a journey to create a botanical haven within your four walls. From selecting the right plants to arranging them in harmonious clusters, let's explore how room design with indoor plants can turn your home into a vibrant and refreshing oasis.


Sign up to our newsletter!

Sign up to receive our special offers!

Click here to sign up!