DIY Flower Shelf

This is a simple project inspired from another Goodwill find. You can look for an old shelf like this one. There are lots of options at thrift stores for these types of shelves. Then you can put it out as-is or give it a fresh coat of paint to spruce it up.

I also found inexpensive little glasses to use as pots for this project. It brought the whole thing full circle, and I was pretty proud that I did the whole thing from thrift shop finds. If you could find old teacups, that would be really cute. You could even mix and match your cups or containers for a fun steampunk look. Here’s how we made it.


  • Shelf
  • Mini flower containers
  • Plants
  • Soil
  • Spray paint (optional)

1. Take your pick.

Our trip to the thrift store scored us a great DIY flower shelf as well as these beautiful green containers. I have no idea what they were used for before…desserts maybe? But they’re perfect for small plants. If you would like to paint your shelf, spray paint will work well. Get an indoor/outdoor paint for best results.

2. Find the flowers.

Picks flowers that don’t need a deep root system to grow (moss rose is good because it’s in the succulent family). Then plant them using a good potting soil mix. Don’t forget to water the plants.

3. Put it all on display.

Hang your shelf, and put your plants around in the different spots.




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