Vintage Bundt Pan Becomes 2 in 1 Flower Pot & Vase

bundt pan vase and flower pot upcycled

Shopping at estate sales has become my newest addiction.  Not only do I find it fascinating to see glimpses of the past in the collections of people and families, but you can also snag major deals!

reuse vintage bundt pan

I actually just grabbed this bundt pan to hold some hardware that I couldn’t get a grip on, and then when I actually looked at it, I realized it was adorable!  Sure, I’ll take you home for $0.50 and give you a new lease on life.  (I’ve never baked a bundt cake, and don’t plan to start anytime soon.)

vintage bundt pan turned flower pot vase

This pan is fairly large, and the enamel is in great condition, so, logically speaking, this needed to become a flower pot.  I added about 3/4″ of an inch of pea gravel to the bottom.  Because this doesn’t have drainage holes, and I wasn’t about to drill holes in it (what if I do get the sudden urge to bake a cake?), I needed to add some small rocks at the bottom to keep and extra moisture away from the roots.  This is an important step to take whenever you are planting in something that doesn’t have drainage holes, like my little chicken feeder succulent garden, for example.

reuse old bundt pan for flower pot vase

After filling it with soil and flowers, I placed a shot glass underneath the pan and created a little vase.  Now, I have a bi-level floral display, perfect for our picnic table.  I’d even put this on our kitchen table!

upcycled bundt pan flower pot

Since I’m all in the spirit of the 4th of July, I went digging through my craft bin, filled with stuff that I buy on clearance without the slightest idea of what I’ve going to do with it, and found these sparkly floral things.  Okay, I actually did buy these with the intention of using some of them at my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  However, I have no idea why I bought red ones, but I’m sure glad I did.

upcycled bundt pan 4th of july centerpiece

Oh yeah, that amazing table runner was also an estate sale find.  It was $1.

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13 thoughts on “Vintage Bundt Pan Becomes 2 in 1 Flower Pot & Vase

    1. Hi LZ! You are so right on that one – I thought about bringing it outside, but I actually didn’t think about changing it up for different holidays. What a great idea!

  1. Hi Jenny!
    Estate Sales are the best! We came across them a few years ago and have been checking them out ever since. 🙂 I would have never thought of using a bundt pan to hold flowers, but I like it and need to be on the lookout for one! What a pretty center piece! I like your way of decorating. Thanks for sharing and linking up at Talented Tuesday link party.
    Hope you are having a great summer!

  2. This is such a great upcycle. I love that you can use it as a planter but it still has that vintage style to it. This is a great piece to add to my shopping list the next time I go to a thrift store. Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share tomorrow.

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