Hello! So glad you joined me on this simple little tutorial! Today we are taking vintage chicken feeders and turning them into hanging plant holders. Here is what I started with – a pile of chicken feeders found at an auction 🙂 Nothing says ‘farmhouse style’ like a real chicken feeder!
When I see this kind of thing at auctions and farm sales, I try to see it in a different light. For instance, holding something upside down and seeing it in a different way than what it was intended for. Doing that you could very well turn these into hanging lights! But I turned them right side up and saw that they could hold potting soil and plants. I had hanging baskets on our front porch but they were the ordinary, coconut husk lined type and I was kinda tired of them. (These will most definitely be reinvented into something fabulous in the future 😉 So I took off the existing hooks and attached them to these beauties. Adding potting soil and some little alyssum in a purple color and boom! Adorable hanging planters! The only extra steps I took was to drill 2-3 holes in the bottom of each and to spray paint the chains using Rust-oleum Spray Paint in Satin Nickel. This color looks almost identical to the old galvanized metal that is so popular right now. I hung them up on my front porch and ta-da — farmhouse plant hangers!
Thanks for joining me on this simple tutorial! Be sure to Pin this image for future reference 🙂 Happy hunting at farm sales and auctions!
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