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succulent plants in a bread panI miss the smell of fresh baked bread. My mom would pull the loaves of bread out of the oven when I got home from school, so I always got the first crust piece. Nothing beats homemade bread topped with homemade butter.

I found the loaf pans the other day when I was doing some cleaning at the old homestead, and sat and reminisced about days gone by. I knew I had to take those old pans home with me so that my brother wouldn't throw them out with the trash.

So now that I have them home, I am not sure what I will do with them. Fortunately, Giant Jeans Parlor has the perfect suggestion. I can turn those beloved pans into succulent plant holders.

Pound a few holes in the bottom of the loaf pans for drainage, plant your succulents using homemade potting soil made for cacti and other succulents, and you now have recycled and reused an item that otherwise would sit in the thrift store or landfill for more years than we care to think about.

This is slap-yourself-upside-the-head classic diy. I am having one of those "why didn't I think of this" moments. I love the fact that I can hold on to my memories and still get use out of those old bread pans. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you use in place of expensive planters.

via: Craft


  • Peter Shekel

    I made planters from a giant bamboo plant. The inside of the bamboo is naturally divided into sections, and if you cut it in the right places you can make some cool planters. I myself put a tiny cactus inside. It looks great and it makes my house feel more like a home.

  • Anna Sattler

    Great idea, Peter. Thank you for sharing. The visual is perfect. I am sure it looks just beautiful in your home.

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