DIY Vintage Lampshade Planter

Do you love to hunt for unique, vintage finds? I know I do! In fact, I found this piece on our most recent Southern Crush on the Road trip in a huge antique shop. You can read all about that trip HERE. I knew right away that it was destined to become a Vintage Lampshade Planter!

Decorating with greenery and plants is trending for home decor. Create your own DIY Vintage Lampshade Planter with just a few supplies…

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what you need to make a vintage lampshade planter

  • Vintage lampshade with stained glass or any sturdy vintage container will work. Make sure that the glass sections are in tact and not loose. If it comes with a built-in drain hole, that’s a bonus!
  • Marbles or rocks for drainage
  • Potting soil
  • Complimentary plant or flowers
vintage lampshade before

how to assemble a lampshade planter

First make sure the glass pieces are firmly secure and not broken. If they are cracked, use some E6000 glue to secure them and allow to dry.

If the lampshade has a drain hole, make it available. I had to remove a brass finial from the bottom of my lampshade.

Next add some marbles or rocks for proper water drainage for your plant. Without this, the soil will become too heavy for your delicate stained glass lampshade container to hold it without cracking. Plus, your plant will die, so there’s that.

Finally, add soil to the planter and plant the flowers or the plant of your choice. You can hang this DIY lampshade planter from a strong chain or place inside a plant stand. If the though of it breaking makes you nervous like it does me; set it on a table instead.

sunshine on vintage lampshade planter


This was so easy to make and turned out so cute! I hope you’ll look for one and make this DIY for yourself! Using a uniquely found piece for this DIY means that you can literally create a one of a kind planter of your own to fit the style of your space.

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diy vintage lampshade planter close up

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One Comment

  1. Kimeri McGee says:

    Very unique and creative! I love the idea and the way it turned out!

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