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We inherited a brass candlestick from my husband’s grandparents and I used it for many years in the corner of my dining room as a pillar candle holder. It was an interesting piece that filled an awkward corner.

Then we moved and I had nowhere to put it. I even attempted to sell it online yet had no takers.

I finally succumbed to the idea that this old candlestick was meant to stay in the family! Of course, I had no idea what to do with it and so it sat, collecting dust. And then my garden called…
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How to Make Easy Vintage Candlestick Plant Stand

After no longer wanting to use it as a candle holder, this vintage piece sat in the garage with the other household items we wanted to unload. It looked so sad.

I was utterly idea-less with what to do with it until I placed it within the garden. Giving it some love and a 21st century update, this vintage candlestick finally had a purpose once again.

How to Make a Candlestick Planter in 3 Steps

– Decorative bowl
Self-Etching Primer
– Paint and brush

Turn a candlestick into a garden plant stand

How to Make Old Candlestick Into Garden Planter

I gave both the decorative metal bowl and the candlestick a quick spray with the self-etching primer.

Self-etching primer is one of my favorite DIY tools. It’s awesome for getting paint to adhere to an item, such as this brass candlestick, to avoid sanding!

Once dry, I applied a quick coat of paint to both. I intentionally wanted the gray color of the self-etching primer to peak through.

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Place the candlestick in the garden. Fill the bowl with plants or flowers.

Friendly Tip: Be sure to drill holes in the decorative bowl to allow for drainage.

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