Bundt Cake Pan ReDIY’d into a Hanging Herb Garden

How-To Repurpose / Refurbish

Repurposed bundt cake pan

Bundt cakes. Who knew we’d fall so deeply in love with them?!? I mean, the second a Nothing Bundt Cakes shop announced it was Coming Soon to our neighborhood, I thought, “Here today, gone toDAY!”

Despite my prediction, five years later, this fabulously delicious, albeit one-hit-wonder, bakery is still going strong, and I’m about $1,000 poorer and 5 pounds heavier thanks to them.

Seriously. Thanks NBC. (Translation? Sense the tone.)

Though I’ve developed a somewhat strained, love-hate relationship with bundt cakes, a happy accident has occurred! On my last visit to one of my favorite Habitat for Humanity ReStores (located in Orange County, CA), I eyed a pan that definitely needed some tender care.

Yep. It was quite used and had probably produced many a bundt cake, which is what drew me to it in the first place. There’s nothing like repurposing something super used into something super new! And useful at that!

Boom!

I thought y’all would love to make one for yourself, as this project was super-duper easy and cost me all in around $15 including the five herbs – cilantro (ole!), basil (green and purple), sage and rosemary.

Now, I can love bundt cake PANS, too!

Materials:

Bundt cake pan before

Bundt cake pan before.

• bundt cake pan

• drill and 1/4″ drill bit

• paint/paint brush

• twine

• wooden beads

• all purpose hook

• optional: 3/4″ loose leaf ring

Instructions:

1. Clean, then paint outside of bundt cake pan. Allow to dry at least 2 hours.

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Paint bundt cake pan with your favorite color.

2. Drill drainage holes. Space about 2 1/2″ apart and use at least a 1/4″ inch for proper drainage.

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Drill drainage holes.

3. Drill 3 hanging holes. Use a 3/8″ bit in order to easily thread your twine through.

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Drill hanging holes…be sure to sand any rough edges.

4. For hanging, you can use anything from twine, string, or even heavy yarn. Be creative! Create fun patterns with wooden beads (as is or painted) or whatever you’d like. Seriously…go nuts and do whatever melts your butter! Knot off beads to keep in place.

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For hanging use anything from wooden beads to glass ones twine or string or even yarn.

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Create a fun pattern of beads…anything goes.

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Knot off beads to keep them in place.

5. Plant your favorite herbs.

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Herbs are delicious AND beautiful.

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6. Attache a hook and hang! Use an all purpose hook that is designed to work with the material in your ceiling. Mine was old masonry plaster…it works great!

These hooks work in drywall/masonry, cement and wood

These hooks work in drywall/masonry, cement and wood.

DONE!

ReDiying is so fun and can add loads of personality to any space

ReDiying is so fun and can add loads of personality to any space!

Drainage holes insure your herbs will be well-drained and happy!

Drainage holes insure your herbs will be well-drained and happy!

Bundt cake pans make great herb containers for the kitchen so cute

Bundt cake pans make great herb containers for the kitchen so cute.

For a moving picture tutorial, you can view this how-to, along with two other fun ReDIY projects, here:

 

All photography and video by Skaie Knox/HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.

  • Cindy Keller

    This looks like a fun project to do Skaie! I will try it!

    • HomeJelly

      Thanks so much Cindy! It really was! I was on vacation quite a bit during the holidays, so most of my herbs died. So…because life is a little crazy right now, I exchanged them for succulents and they are doing WONDERFULLY!

      Please visit @HabitatforHumanity ReStores near you! You can find all kinds of fabulous stuff to DIY, including this great bundt cake pan! Have fun! Please send me a photo when you’re done…I’d love to see it and possibly feature it on this blog! Send to: [email protected].