Oh my! This may be one of my most fun projects to date!
When my husband and I moved into our home, I found this pile of junk lying on the ground on the side of the house.
The first thing that caught my eye was the rusty iron plant hanger. I didn’t quite know what I was going to do with it, but I knew I wanted it in the “keep” pile. Fast forward five months later, it hit me. I would turn it into a chandelier for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. I thought it’d be cute, hanging above the food or dessert table for her garden inspired birthday party. Here is a before and after shot of my Repurposed Plant Hanger.
But get this… the BEST part is that I spent $10.50 on the entire project. I ransacked my craft closet and only needed to buy one can of spray paint and some plastic beads. I had everything else!
The first thing I did was rinsed the plant hanger down with the garden hose. I brushed it slightly with a wire brush from our metal gate project. After it dried, I spray painted it a glossy turquoise color. I hung it to dry and touched it up as needed.
Decorating it was the fun part. I used green flower gems I had from scrapbooking, wire earring hoops from my DIY Wine Charm project, butterflies from my DIY Butterfly Wall Art project, and I strung the beads I bought on the hemp string from my hanging Mason jar lantern project. The hot glue gun I used worked fantastically and I didn’t even use two hot glue sticks!
Here are some after photos. It turned out so well, that I am going to hang it in my daughter’s room!