Lampshades Repurposed into Hanging Herb Baskets

Lampshades Repurposed into Hanging Herb Baskets

Years of thrifting and repurposing have taught me a few things- and one of those is that secondhand shops will ALWAYS have outdated lampshades available- in every size, shape, and color imaginable. So, with gardening on my mind (and a quirky idea for my latest post on The Good Life blog), I headed to my local Goodwill.

Sure enough, I spied with my little eye these maroon-colored lampshades that instantly made me think of fez hats! They were wrapped in tassel-like material and starting to come undone- but their shape was ideal for what I had in mind!

Vintage, outdated miniature lampshades at thrift store to be repurposed and upcycled by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

These little guys will do nicely…

Vintage, outdated miniature lampshades from the thrift store to be repurposed and upcycled by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to be repurposed!

To turn my idea into reality, I needed to strip down each shade to its bones- which took no time at all, because, like I said, they were literally coming undone in the store!

Removing fabric covering from thrift store metal lampshades to repurpose and upcycle them into DIY hanging baskets planters by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

We just need the frames- all cleaned up!

After disrobing the lampshade, I simply bent down and flattened out the internal hardware- there, now my little lampshade resembled a little cage.

Removing fabric covering from thrift store metal lampshades to repurpose and upcycle them into DIY hanging baskets planters by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and now it’s flat!

And a cage is exactly what I needed for this project! Cages that I could connect to each other vertically with chain…maybe this crazy idea of mine will work after all! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Upcycling miniature lampshades into DIY hanging baskets planters for herbs by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hanging baskets for herb plants, here we come!

I already had some lightweight gold chain on hand (yard sale find!), so I spray painted my lampshades / cages to match.

Upcycling miniature lampshades into DIY hanging baskets planters for herbs by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Pretty little gold baskets…

Using inexpensive gold-tone jewelry wire, I carefully connected pieces of chain to each lampshade cage…and then connected all three cages together, creating a seriously awesome set of hanging baskets!

DIY Hanging planter baskets from repurposed thrift store lampshades by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hurray, hurray- my idea worked!

Hard to remember they were previously weird looking lampshades, eh?

And you know what fit perfectly inside each lampshade cage? A potted herb plant! (And yes, I carried one of the lampshades with me as I shopped for herbs! The organic herbs at Whole Foods were PERFECT.)

DIY Hanging planter baskets from repurposed thrift store lampshades by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfection!

How cool is that? I have it hanging on our front porch for now, but I’m already thinking about making a second one to hang out back- to hold entirely different herbs! I have parsley, thyme, and oregano for now…and with the farmer’s market season starting back up now for those of us in South Carolina, I’ll be able to pick up a few additional herbs for sure!

DIY Hanging planter baskets from repurposed thrift store lampshades by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

LOVE IT!

Hard to believe they were those weird little lampshades, eh? Thrifty, nifty, and easy to do. And if you want more budget-conscious repurposed gardening ideas, give these ideas a look!

Craft on!

S


PIN ME!How to turn old vintage lampshades into hanging baskets for herbs and plants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Love this idea, such a creative use of the lampshades. I may have to steal this idea if you don’t mind. Cheers, Michele

  2. I envy gals like you Sadie…You can look at stuff and see another purpose, me I’m just a copier of those ideas! Lampshades…who would have thought?

  3. Only you would come up with this idea! Now all of us ladies are going to run over to goodwill and buy all their lampshades!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Ha! Goodwill would probably appreciate that since they’re usually overloaded with them! 😉

  4. indianakathy says:

    I use lampshades (the larger ones) as tomato cages in pots for cherry tomatoes – this is cute – great idea for the spices on my porch! Thank you for sharing

  5. How clever! I new would have guess they were once lampshades – it looks like it was made to hold pots!

  6. You have the best vision for such everyday items! Such a fun idea. Visiting from DIY Collective.

  7. LOVE it! 😀

  8. Wow, so clever! Even a craft-challenged person like me can do that! Seriously so cute!

  9. Your creative thrifted makeovers are genius!
    Now I will be looking for lampshades at the flea market 🙂
    Thank you for being at TOHOT!
    As always, we are so glad you are here.

  10. Marilyn says:

    What a brilliant idea. They look lovely. Congratulations on finding the lampshades and turning them into another useful product.

  11. Visiting from Fantastic Friday Link Party, and I’m so glad I did! What a fantastic idea! Pinning for later!

  12. My husband likes to build own systems for his vegetables but I don’t think he hasn’t even thought of this. Will tell him too. 😀

  13. Such a clever idea, I will have to keep an eye out now I have been trying to figure out ways for more planters, this would be perfect to have you stop by to share on the #OMHGFF
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. I love this idea!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  15. Wow, this is amazing!

  16. Sadie, your lampshades turned planters is one of the most inventive ideas I’ve seen. Looks great and I love the gold paint. Thanks for sharing your project at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  17. Wow, I just dropped a few old lampshades off at Savers! Darnit!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at Throwback Thursday! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

    Mollie

  18. So very clever and crafty! I adore the wee wooden shoes as well. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  19. Cutesy idea! And so frugal, too (my fave).

  20. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  21. You never cease to amaze me at how crafty you are at re-purposing things! Have you always had that creative bent? I would never have seen that in those little lampshades! thanks as always for stoping by and sharing at the Celebrate Your Story! link party!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      LOL, thank you!! I’ve always looked at things a little differently, I suppose- I’m just so glad I finally decided to blog about my projects a few years ago!

  22. charleneasay1 says:

    wow what a great idea. I would of never thought to do this. Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

  23. This is so cute. Great idea–pinning for when I have room for another project on my list. 🙂

  24. Great idea! I love that you painted them gold. I have a large lampshade skeleton laying around…..maybe I can make one hanging pot holder.

  25. These are absolutely darling!! I love it! I have been looking for more ways to get my plants up off of the ground and add more vertical interest to my landscaping. Looks like a trip to the Goodwill is going on my “To-Do” list!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  26. Sarah, you had another genius idea. I love re-purposed lamp shade frames. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm this week.

  27. Awesome idea! And I always see so many lamp shades at goodwill! I pinned this to try later, thanks for sharing!

  28. Oh this is just too cute! I so love this! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipe and Crafts Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  29. Hi just stopping by and letting you know that this awesome post was picked as one of the featured posts on the #HomeMattersParty this week. You can find it at http://adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-89/. While you are there make sure to grab the I was featured button for sidebar. Congrats and hope you will link up again.

  30. Never would have known…what a fun garden!!!

  31. A fabulous idea. I always enjoy reading your posts because you have wonderful projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. tea light candles would work too, put the glass were the pulp would go, make a chandelier.

  33. What a great re-use idea! I am going to have to try it! #HomeMattersParty

  34. What a great idea! I bet you could find lampshades at yard sales too. Thanks for sharing on Welcome Home Wednesdays. We hope to see you again this week.

  35. Such a great idea! I want to head to the thrift stores and look for lamp shades!!

  36. Good Morning!!! I am stopping by to let you know that your post was selected as a Feature for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your post linked up and grab your Feature Button as well!! 🙂 ~Lisa~

  37. globallocavore says:

    That’s such a great way to reuse materials instead of buying new. As a conscious consumer I’m always looking for ways to reduce my footprint and repurposing thrift store finds is a great way. I’m so pleased to see you encouraging others to reuse as well.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Lauren- that’s what my entire blog is about, repurposing and upcycling. Buying secondhand is second nature to me. 🙂

  38. Colette says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    Your idea is terrific!

  39. ok – now I’m looking for lamp shades at yard sales! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  40. Genius!!!

  41. Kathy A. says:

    Another great idea! I have a lamp shade top (the circle with the hole for the finial) that has been awaiting gold spray paint; it is going to become a Halloween mobile for my daughter who LOVES to decorate for Halloween. Wood cut outs, scrapbooking embellishments, and jazzed up pictures; now to use jute or fishline. Hmm!
    Some lampshade frames will also make good frameworks for wastebaskets; how many projects can you come up with??

  42. Sarah, what clever idea! Our Goodwill always has a lot of lamp shades, but using them this way hasn’t ever crossed my mind. I love this idea, I may just gave to copy it. 😊 pinning!

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