Britney Dearest: How To Transform a Votive Candle Wall Sconce into a Faux Succulent Planter

/ Friday, October 14, 2016

How To Transform a Votive Candle Wall Sconce into a Faux Succulent Planter

Earlier this year I purchased two geometric votive candle wall sconces from Hobby Lobby for about $11 each. I was excited to get them home and hang them only to get home ad realize I didn't know where on my wall to place them! While waiting (months) to find their home on my walls I decided that I didn't want to add candles. I need color so I knew I wanted to spray paint the votive holders. I purchased a succulent plant over the summer and mo matter how much I read and tried to keep it alive unfortunately, my efforts were unsuccessful. It shriveled and gave up the ghost.

Following that traumatizing experience I decided that no matter how much I hate artificial plants, artificial succulents would probably be best for me. Considering my love of color and plants, I came up with the idea to add artificial succulents, instead of candles, to the sconce and it actually turned out better than I expected!

For this DIY you will need everything shown in the image below.
  • Sand
  • Votive candle holders
  • Artificial (or real) succulent plants

*Prior to adding the sand I spray painted the votive holders.

>>Remove the plants from the pots. Be sure to remove as much of the excess Styrofoam from the stem as possible.

>>Pour sand into the votive candle holder. (For real succulents add rocks at the bottom of the candle holder and a mix of soil and sand to place the stem of the succulent into).

>>Place the stem of the plant inside the sand.

Viola! You have a masterpiece.

Below, you'll find my placement of choice. Another will be placed on the other side of the cube shelving above a fur covered vanity bench.

For affordable artificial succulent plants and sand visit your local Dollar Tree.


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  1. This is so cute! I love the idea of using it for succulents instead of candles, super chic and modern!

  2. This is so cute ! Succulents are everywhere these days, very hip & on trend !

  3. Absolutely love this DIY project, as it's gorgeous and looks so ridiculously adorable. You did such a great job! xx Adaleta Avdic

  4. This is so cute! I wish I was crafty!

  5. Thank you for this nice sharing. Great post.


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