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Quickly Create an Upcycled Light Cover Planter for Your Indoor Garden

Don’t throw out your old light cover! You can most definitely turn it into an upcycled light cover planter. Let me some you how.

Don't throw out your old light cover! You can most definitely turn it into an upcycled light cover planter. Let me some you how.

I hate wasting. I really do. Even when my husband wrinkles his nose, and tells me that it is absolutely impossible to reuse an item that I’m pulling out of our trash.

I’m by no means a hoarder, but I’ll most definitely hold onto an item for a good month (kinda like a good penny 😉 if I think there is major potential. For instance, today’s upcycled light cover planter project comes brought to you via our master bedroom closet that I am currently revamping.

As you can see below, it is just an ordinary ceiling mount light. Nothing special, but it’s gotta go!

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Upcycled Light Cover Planter

So, what’s a girl to do? I first painted this gem with this Krylon 1000 Premium Metallic Spray Paint, Gold.

While I liked this color I wanted a little bit of variety so added a little bit of painter’s masking tape (think Frogtape, but the generic version!), and then proceeded to paint the top half with basic white spray paint.

Upcycled Light Cover Planter

Create an Upcycled Light Cover Planter

I got a little antsy waiting for it to dry, and regrettably ripped off a bunch of paint. Boooo…

At this point, I was still wanting a little bit of a pop of a different color so I pulled out a peachy shade of exterior paint that I had on the shelves, and proceeded to hand paint a nice stripe around the entire light cover.

Last, I added my beautiful succulent! It was getting wayyyy to big for its a container so it was perfect to move him into a spacious new home.

Not sure how to plant a succulent? Don’t worry, I got you covered! Check out my How to Create a Succulent Terrarium tutorial for the basics!

If you loved these ideas then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other Gardening projects that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore! Can’t wait to see you again and happy planting!

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This post was originally created in June 2015 and then updated in June 2021.

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