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Chicken feeder succulent planter

Over on my blog, Number Fifty-Three, plants tend to be a big part of my décor.  Adding color and life is so important to the finished look of a room, in my opinion, and, I’m always particularly fond of succulents. Our new house has a farmhouse vibe going on and I wanted to incorporate these plants without taking on a modern vibe, like I’ve done in the past, like this chicken feeder succulent planter.
On a recent trip to the farm supply store I saw these feeder jar bases for chicks. They have the galvanized metal look that is so popular in farmhouse style today and were only a couple of dollars. I also picked up some succulents at my favorite garden store.
Diy chicken succulent feeder
I started by removing the plants from the pots that they came in. (I saved all the extra dirt.)


Succulents make great accent plants!
 Then, I added in that reserved dirt to the feeder base and gently started adding by plants by guiding them through the openings.
Make a DIY chicken feeder succulent planter
Lastly, I watered them a bit by using a spray bottle.
DIY chicken feeder succulent planter


 I love the variety of shapes, colors and textures…
fun succulents
I’m hoping to that over time they will thrive, take root and fill in any gaps of visible dirt.
diy chicken sucuclent planter



 I currently have it displayed on a chippy old shelf in my living room away from the inquisitive paws of my cat, but I thought it was so lovely styled here on a coffee table I recently painted and sold.
soulful decor
Thank you all so much for checking out my DIY chicken feeder succulent planter as this months project!
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  1. What a cute idea! I always see those feeders at the store. I’ll be looking at them differently now though. I have all ideas for these now. Thanks for posting!

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