Turn an old or unused loaf pan into an Upcycled Bread Pan Planter
I love having fresh flowers in the house. But I also love crafting with silk flowers. It’s fun to make a centerpiece that will last for an entire season instead of just a few days. I’ve been wanting some kind of long and low that would be great for the kitchen table. I prefer shorter centerpieces when eating so that everyone can see each other, I think it makes the conversation easier. When I realized I had an old pan that I didn’t want to bake with anymore rather than toss it out I turned it into my ideal dining room centerpiece.
Upcycled Bread Pan Planter Supplies
- Metal loaf pan
- Spray paint
- 4 Wooden beads (large)
- Hot glue
- Silk flowers
Spray paint your pan. I picked red because it matches the room where my table is. I didn’t do anything to prep my pan other than make sure it was clean. Spray paint the entire pan. Also spray paint the wooden beads, these will be used as feet for the planter.
I used silk flowers in my planter, but if you wanted to use live flowers you will also want to drill some holes in the bottom of the pan for drainage. Glue the painted wooden beads to the corners on the bottom of the pan. Once they’re attached they almost make the planter look like an antique bathtub.
Fill the pan with rocks. I used these river rocks that are a variety of sizes. Fill the pan about 2/3 full with the rocks.
Then you can add in the floral stems. I actually found these silk flowers at a dollar store for a great price. (They weren’t $1 but they were $3 for a bunch and each bunch was several stems. I only needed two bunches to fill my planter.)
My finished upcycled planter! It looks great on the shelf where it’s currently displayed and it makes a great centerpiece as well. It’s the perfect height for the dinner table where guests can still see over it and chat with each other easily.