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DIY 4 days ago

Galvanized Chicken Feeder and Mason Jar Repurposed Into Lamp

I always seem to be drawn to galvanized chick feeders when I see them at a flea market or yard sale. (you can buy them brand new at a feed store too) I hung onto this feeder for a while until inspiration hit. Why not put a light in it and turn it into a lamp! I had a few primitive window candle lamps on hand in my stash so I took one out and took it apart and came up with a plan.
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $8 Difficulty: Moderate

To see more: http://simplycountrylife.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-chicken-feeder-and-mason-jar.html

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  • Diane
    Diane Stone Ridge, NY
    Love the idea! I'm going to try it. Thanks! :)
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  • Susan L
    Susan L Atlanta, GA
    I love it!
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  • Sharon Clyatt
    Sharon Clyatt Fort Myers, FL
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  • Jean Adams
    Jean Adams Arlington, TX
    Atta girl for using that drill press. I love my husband's shop!
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  • Sdraughn
    Sdraughn Mocksville, NC
    My late mother-in-law kept one of these on her table filled with M&Ms or jelly beans. Grandkids loved it....
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  • Gladys Dukes
    Gladys Dukes Toledo, OH
    I've also seen these turned into m&m or gum ball etc. candy dishes but it's been awhile so I don't remember all the details .Would someone else have those instructions? Thanks , they are all so cute!
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    • Sdraughn
      Sdraughn Mocksville, NC
      Gladys Dukes Just fill the jar with candy and screw on the metal part and turn upside down. Candy will fill the bottom part and as it is taken out, more will come down into the bottom....
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  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    Neat!
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  • Ellen Baker
    Ellen Baker Covington, GA
    I love Hometalk, too, Mary!!! I am so excited about making these lamps for the summer screen house. They will be a perfect fit for the décor. I will have to have some help from hubby because knowing me, I will electrocute myself...LOL!!! Absolutely,
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  • Sandy Irwin
    Sandy Irwin Holiday, FL
    I love this idea I am going to use and chicken waterer and the jar on top and make a lamp out of it thank you for so many wonderful ideas!!!!!!!!!
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  • Pam Perkins Zirbel
    Adina Johnson @ Simply Country Life ....well done!! I too love the metal chicken feeders but I guess where I go, they dont have these cool ones!! But best believe that I will be looking for them for this sole purpose!!!
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  • Glenda Perkins
    Glenda Perkins Odessa, TX
    you can still buy these chicken feeders at your local feed stores. I bought one recently.
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  • Sandy
    Sandy Lubbock, TX
    I am in heaven!! I have chicken feeders we used on our farm when I was a child. This is wonderful. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
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  • Adina Johnson @ Simply Country Life
    You are very welcome Sandy! What fun memories they will have when you use them in your home.
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