This marks my 15th Mother’s Day…
My husband usually makes breakfast with our girls and they give it to me in bed.
I’m a lucky lady 🙂
This year we invited my Mom & Dad over for a BBQ.
I made this cute flower pot for my Mom.
I hope she doesn’t read this post today!
If you do…surprise, Mom!
If you look closely you may notice that the flower pot is made from one of the ceiling fan shades I had
after I made this “DIY Candelabra Flower Planter”.
There were 4 total, but I only needed 3.
It’s rather funny how this “upcycled ceiling fan shade(s)” project, all came together.
Originally, I planned on just using the left over shades from our broken ceiling fan that we took down, for flower pots.
Pretty simple idea…right?
(you can see what we replaced the ceiling fan with here: Affordable Rustic Chandelier)
Then I realized they needed something to sit on or they looked unfinished, and boring.
So, I searched the house.
That’s what I do when I need inspiration.
When I went down into the basement, the candelabra said, “Well hello, Dolly” in a deep voice.
Joking of course, but it did pop out at me.
I couldn’t believe it, but it was almost as if they were made to fit together.
All I had to do is supply the super glue.
(flowers are called Lobelia from Home Depot here in MI)
For the life of me, I can not remember where I got the candelabra.
I do remember though, that after it tarnished I decided to spray paint it white.
I kind of regretted that, until now.
See how snug they fit together?
Like 2 peas in a pod.
I’m still a little in shock over it.
I display it on our front porch and sometimes I go out there and shake my head in disbelief.
You just never know where a DIY project will lead you.
This ended up being one of my favorite projects so far.
It’s so beautiful!
Here’s what I did with one of the ceiling fan’s white blades (a must see!) ——> click here.
I created this “Mom” graphic below not only for my own Mom, but for all of you as well.
Whether you’re lucky enough to share this Mother’s Day with your Mom, or if she is smiling down from Heaven…
I think it will remind you of all the sacrifices your Mom made for you.
(If you would like to print it, just right click, then save to another tab, then print.)
Here’s one more way to use the candelabra flower planter…
It works really well as a triple vase too! I figured this out after my flowers dried up.
Just fill w/water and clippings from your favorite flower from your yard.
These are from a Lilac bush that finally bloomed for us this year.
And…another! Hello Basil.
Here’s 50 more garden tips for you folks who love to garden!
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