Succulent Centerpiece from a Flea Market Bundt Pan

Last weekend we hit up one of my favorite places on the planet… The flea market! It is a vintage lovers paradise. I love searching for gems and getting a deal. It’s just so much fun! I got lots of goodies including a junky old tool box, a vintage rolling pin, and a few vintage bundt pans just to name a few. Of course I could use those bundt pans to make delicious bundt cakes like my Grandma’s famous sour cream pound cake, but I had other plans for my newly acquired pans… a succulent centerpiece

Flea Market Bundt Pan Succulent Centerpiece

That’s right, a planter, for my succulent centerpiece.

I love succulents. Truly. They are the only plant around here that sticks with me even when I don’t water it. My poor plants out front have seen better days and I’m certain they are only hanging on because my husband has been rescuing them and nursing them back.

Succulents, though, can survive just fine without getting watered regularly. Perfect for me!

Flea Market Bundt Pan Succulent Centerpiece

Here’s my awesome flea market find! Can you even handle that gorgeous copper color?

The succulent centerpiece planter came together very easily. I decided not to drill holes in the pan because I wanted to use this as a centerpiece and I didn’t want it draining all over my table. Also, in the future if I want to use the pan for something else, I still can.

Flea Market Bundt Pan Succulent Centerpiece

The pan had enough space for eight mini succulents. I arranged them while they were still in their containers that way I could rearrange if necessary. Once I liked their positioning, I was ready to pot them.

Flea Market Bundt Pan Succulent Centerpiece

For the potting of the succulents, I used potting soil made specifically for succulents. It’s a more absorbent soil so the plants don’t get too saturated because they need very little water. This is what it looked like once they were planted.

Flea Market Bundt Pan Succulent Centerpiece

I felt like it needed something more so I added a mason jar filled with driftwood to the center. Then it was perfect! It’s such a fun succulent centerpiece for summer! I could even see a similar version being displayed as a wedding centerpiece!

What do you think? Have you repurposed something unconventional into a planter? I’d love to hear about it!

I’m sharing this project to these parties, and Savvy Southern Style, Liz Marie Blog

Big thanks to a reader who let me know that my new beautiful copper planter is really a jello mold, not a bundt pan! Good thing for you sweet readers or else I may have actually tried to bake my Grandma’s famous sour cream bundt cake in it…whoops :)

Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


I spend my days playing tea party and blocks. Sometimes I work on DIY/home decor projects. I blog about them at Making Home Base. Also I love iced coffee.
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  1. pAULA@sWEETPEA says


  2. says

    Hi CHelsea,
    Love your use of a bundt pan for a planter. I love repurposing kitchen items. I made a planter out of a vintage flour sifter. Hope you can come visit for an iced tea and check it out at Altered Artworks

  3. Cathy says

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy


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