See how to glue a thrift store colander to a candlestick to make this gorgeous idea for your garden

No matter the season, the thrift store always has treasures just waiting to be found! I especially love shopping during gardening season though because the possibilities for planters and garden decor abound. All it takes is a little patience and a wide-open imagination.

thrift store gardening diy planters

I’d been looking for a colander just like this for a while (that’s the patience part).

When I finally found it, I snatched it up and poked around for a couple more pieces that would work together to make a planter.

I found this lovely blue candle holder for $2, and a Pfaltzgraff plate for $1. Along with my $2 colander, I had a plant stand in the making for just $5!

thrift store gardening diy planters

I started with a good coat of glue along the top of the candle holder. Gorilla glue is my absolute favorite, and if you want to hear me go on and on about how wonderful it is, just hang around for a while. I love this stuff!

thrift store gardening diy planters

It’s a pretty straight-forward process. Next, I centered the plate on the candle holder. It had a nice little handy section right in the middle that made it easy to get it glued right in place.

thrift store gardening diy planters

Finally, I glued the colander onto the plate and let it dry. You probably notice those globs of glue edging out from under the feet of the colander. That’s nothing to worry about. After a good cure time (at least 24 hours – this project got about 36) those dried pieces of extra glue were a snap to trim right off with an Xacto knife.

thrift store gardening diy planters

I decided to give this one a coat of primer – mostly because of the paint finish I planned to use. I didn’t want to use more paint than I had to because these specialty finishes are not inexpensive. Primer is.

thrift store gardening diy planters

Since the stand will be outdoors, I gave it a clear coat to protect it from the weather.

After the paint was dry, I lined the colander with coco fiber, added some potting soil, and 4 small plants. All done!

I love my little thrifted plant stand that cost just over $10, paint included.

Don’t you just love a great thrift store find? All it takes is a little patience and a wide-open imagination. Have fun!
Materials I used for this project:
Metal colander
Plate
Candle holder
Rust-Oleum primer
Rust-Oleum Hammered Finish spray paint – Dark Bronze
Rust-Oleum Clear Coat
Gorilla Glue
Coco liner
Organic Potting Mix
Plants and flowers

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