DIY Chicken Feeder Planter
There it was this very boring metal chicken feeder sporting this amazing Calibrachoa. An annual plant that I've been able to protect through the winter and enjoy year round.
I used sweet tea fabric swatches and if you're someone who doesn't sew no worries because we're attaching the swatches with glue.
The planter was this boring chicken feeder, a container my chickens didn't really like so I turned it into a planter. The supplies for this project started with tacky glue and fabric. At this point no cutting was necessary because these swatches were cut with an edge.
First clean the surface of the container before applying the fabric. Keep in mind you don't need to use a chicken feeder any container will do.
I added glue dots to each square one at a time and placed them in the shape of triangles going completely around until I reached the first square again.
Here's when it all came together. I added this very simple navy blue ribbon and tied it off into a crisp shoe lace bow. For me this is when I just smiled and knew this planter was complete.
This chicken feeder planter sits on a bench makeover project that I recently finished and the two fit together perfectly.
Couple closing thoughts: This project was easy and inexpensive but it this is going to be placed in a high weathered area I would recommend covering those fabric swatches with a polyurethane finish to extend the look of this project.
- Hoffman Sweet Tea Swatches (Thistlewood Farms or craft stores)
- Tacky Crafters Glue (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels)
- Chicken Feeder (Tractor Supply)
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