DIY Flower Shelf

This is a simple project inspired from another Goodwill find. Look for an old shelf like this one. You can either paint it or leave it as is. Then pick up some inexpensive bowls or glasses at Goodwill to use as miniature containers. You can look for something that matches like I did here or you can mix and match. If you do mix and match, different colors and shapes of teacups would be a great way to do this.

Fill up your containers with soil and plants. I used portulaca here. Other great options would be impatients if you’re growing in the shade or succulents if it’ll be in the sun or you might forget to water sometimes. Hang securely with screws or nails. Be sure to water.

Supplies for the project.

Make sure to pack the soil firm around the plant.

Hang up and don’t forget to water!


Stacy is a gardener, birder, and naturalist, and the author of nearly 10 books, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, The Secret Lives of Animals, Project Garden, and 101 Plants You Can't Kill.


  • Reply June 27, 2012

    Cherry Bibler

    I love this idea. I am always trying to figure out what to do with all my contact lens cases. The system I use is called Clear Care. The overnight cleaning case has to be thrown away and replaced every month or so. I just keep thinking there ought to be something I could do with the case besides adding it to a land fill somewhere.

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