Dustin’s DIY: Glass Planters

This easy DIY refreshes old light fixtures as spring planters
By Dustin Bates

Glass light fixtures are an abundant renewable resource at Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Remodelers are usually looking to update lighting, which means great pieces like these are easy to find, and inexpensive! We paid from $1-$2 for each of these.


This project couldn’t be easier, either. Give the glass a good cleaning, dry them and apply a quick coat of your favorite spray paint. Fill with dirt, succulents and decorative gravel and you’ve got colorful, trendy, geometric planters just in time for spring!

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Make this industrial, scrap, vertical planter using blocks of reclaimed wood, threaded rods, nuts and some recycled terracotta pots. We filled ours with Primrose to add some color to a sun porch. You could also use mason jars or get creative with another kind of plant holder.


Dustin’s DIY is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Kansas City Restore.

Dustin started Varsity Construction after graduating college in 2005. He builds new construction and remodels homes. He also builds small furniture pieces in his spare time. If you have a DIY construction project you’d like him to discuss, send it to erin@vintagekcmag.com.