4.26.2010

Bundt Pan Planter

You saw this picture last week as a tease:



It's a bundt pan and I HATE it, ok hate is a strong word, I STRONGLY dislike it !!! You see everything sticks to it. No matter how much it is seasoned, or oiled and floured, this stubborn pan sticks, sticks, sticks.  The final straw was two weeks ago, friends were coming over for coffee and  I baked a lemon pound cake in it. You guessed it, a quarter of the cake stuck to the pan and would not come out.  I threw it away in disgust.  Pulled it out of the garbage (yep, sure did), cleaned her up and decided to make her earn her keep.



So I took a drill to her and drilled holes in the bottom.


Close up of the holes.



Added some succulents  - will fill it in a little more later.



Now she is usefull at last.


 Linking to House of Grace, Twice Owned TuesdaysThrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Second Time Around at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 words, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land., Outdoor Wednesdays at a Southern Daydreamer, Fertilizer Fridays at Tootsie Time, Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello.



32 comments:

  1. Sylvia, cute little planter you made there. I love my bundt pan and could never do that with it, but hey don't blame you if it sticks no matter what you do. BTY have you heard of the Red White and Blue Thrift store? I went to it when I was in Miami last year, it was great and I was told by someone there that it is the best thrift store in Miami. Don't remember where it was exactly I used my GPS to find it. I would go again if I were ever in the area again. Happye treasure hunting. Marla

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  2. What a fabulous idea!!! Love the second life you gave your bundt pan. WTG!

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  3. I have one like that!It's such a pretty blue that I just can't throw it away...and so sticky I just can't bake in it!This is a great solution:)Any ideas on using a peeling-on-the-inside-but-pretty-on-the-outside pink colander?

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  4. So creative, great idea! Thanks for linking up.
    Bonnie

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  5. Oh my goodness, that's a great idea! I would have NEVER thought to use a bundt pan as a planter. Love the beautiful colors of the succulents, too!

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  6. Hi Sylvia:
    Love what you did with the bundt pan. When I first read your post, I thought you meant you took the pound cake out of the garbage. I had a little "Friends" flashback! I should have know you meant the pan! lol
    Have a great week.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  7. What a great idea....come by and check out my giveaway;..

    Sylvia

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  8. This is a wonderful way to reuse the bunt pan! Love the way you think!

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  9. What a wonderful idea! Who doesn't have an ugly one of these sitting around the house, right?

    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week,
    Anne

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  10. Ya know...your right. I have a red one and the darn thing does stick...I haven't used it in years...hmmmm, I feel a new project coming on...thanks Slyvia for adding one more thing to my "to do" list...lol

    bunny
    ps. my very German in laws would be appalled at this....lol

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  11. This is such a fun idea and the end result is beautiful. I wish I had have seen this post a couple of weeks ago...I just threw away an old cake tin!

    Best wishes and happy Tuesday,
    Natasha.

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  12. Hi Sylvia,
    I'm glad I am not the only one who bought a sticky bundt pan!
    You take recycling to new heights! Grat idea.
    Love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Sylvia, Yes we Florida girls need to stick together, do you follow Kim at Daisy Cottage? she is in Lakeland, I really want to get down there some time and check out her treasure hunting spots. I am following you now too, nice to have a new friend. Smiles, Marla

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  14. So creative! I love giving old things a new purpose. Love your idea!

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  15. Hi Sylvia, the best idea for one of those pans yet. HA! It looks great.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  16. Oh Sylvia that was so clever and cute!

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  17. Soooo creative...love how it looks! Happy NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. None of my bundt pans work, everything sticks. Now I just paint them bright colors and just use them for decor on the walls only.

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  19. Too funny Sylvia! Very creative of you! I love my bundt pans and some of them belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. I will keep this idea in mind if mine ever become unusable.

    ~ Tracy

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  20. That is a really good idea. Bundt pans can be very hard to use sometimes.

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  21. Good for you Sylvia! You not only got a new planter of the deal, but saved something from the garbage!

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  22. That will teach her to cross you! I like your new planter. Thanks for visiting me.

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  23. Too funny...I have been snatching up icky bundt pans from thrift store for this very purpose...I love the shape of the bundt pans.

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  24. very cute!makes planting even more fun...have a great weekend!hugs~

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  25. Hi Sylvia-

    What a great solution.
    I hate it when cakes stick.
    You won that battle.
    I linked to the same party.
    Come by if you have time,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  26. Good way to take out your frustration on the pan haha, and What a GREAT idea!:)

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  27. That is a great idea! That would be the only way my bundt pan would be used also. :)

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  28. Oh I just love this! How clever! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. I need to go find some old cake pans now...super cute!

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  29. Now THAT is brilliant! I would MUCH prefer to have that adorn my patio that an terra cotta planter. That is oozing with charm! I think I might have to get me one ..lol
    Thanks for visiting today and leaving your lovely comment.
    Lisa

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I love your comments and look forward to reading each and every one of them,
Sylvia