just a quick little idea for you today.. I thought I'd share some of my glass planters which are a total DIY cheat!

whenever I head to ikea I always stock up on their £1 glass candles (who can resist?) when they've burnt out I've always found it a shame to throw them away so I tend to recycle them into these cute succulent planters.

cleaned up they also make great storage for cotton buds, beauty products and pens but lets face it I'm a little obsessed with plants so that's the direction I head in..


I find the wax easy enough to remove with a knife and some hot water, just make sure you give the glass a good wash with soapy water to remove any excess.

simply fill with some cacti/succulent compost and pop in your baby. give them a little spritz with water (not too much) and you're good to go!

how do you upcycle your old candle containers?

back soon!

caroline x



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  1. I think that looks awesome. Maybe if you even left a tiny wee bit of wax in the bottom it would work as a great pop of colour!
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

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    1. I never thought of that! thanks you :) xx

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  2. These are so cute! I love how it's totally transparent, you don't find that with planters!

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    1. I know, I love how clean and minimal they look! :) xx

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  3. Such a great idea! I was planning an Ikea trip this weekend, so may have to pick some up!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  4. This is such a great idea, and they look so cute!

    tonixox.blogspot.com

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  5. I've wanted to do this for awhile but it's not easy to find little glass pots! Using old candles is such a good idea. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. defo- easy way to use up those old candles! glad you like them :) xx

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  6. Is this a little time with old candle jars too, makes perfect sense doesn't it?

    www.sheandtell.com

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    1. you could use candle jars too! :) xx

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  7. Genius! I simply re-use mine as tea light holders, but love the idea of putting succulents in them.
    Zoe | floral and feather

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    1. oh I never though of that, I've seen them used for cotton buds- always thought that was a good trick! :) xx

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