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Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece

It’s time once again for our Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.  I know I say this every month, but it is seriously my favorite day of the month!! There are so many talented bloggers who participate in this monthly challenge and I am always blown away with the creativity of these ladies.

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For once I actually finished my project early. Check out how easy it is to Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece.


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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House

Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita

Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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For those of you new to Our Crafty Mom, my Dad loves to find pieces for me to upcycle-usually on the side of the road. He has found some incredible pieces. A few weeks ago I asked him if he could keep an eye out for an old chicken feeder as I really wanted to make a centerpiece for my dining room table. Sure enough he showed up the next week with this one that was actually in his shed!

Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece Our Crafty Mom

I didn’t care that the inside was rusty as it was going to be covered anyway. All I cared about was that it was a solid piece with no holes, so I could float flowers in it.  The rust on the outside added to its appeal.  Also, the size was perfect for my large dining table. All I did was give it a good cleaning and then tested it with water to make sure there were no tiny holes that I missed. I didn’t want to damage my wood table. The hardest part was deciding what I wanted to fill this with. 

Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece Our Crafty Mom 

As I have a large hydrangea bush in full bloom in my yard, I decided to fill it with beautiful hydrangeas in varying shades. Aren’t they the prettiest colors? 

Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece Our Crafty Mom 

I love how the soft hydrangea looks against the rusty metal. So far the blooms haven’t wilted and it has been 4 days! The best part is this entire centerpiece didn’t cost me a penny! 

Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece Our Crafty MomTo give it some height I added 3 Dollar Store candle holders with white taper candles. Wouldn’t this make such a lovely centerpiece at a Rustic Outdoor Wedding? 


Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece Our Crafty Mom 

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year for decorating and I cannot wait to fill this with mums, pumpkins and gourds! Don’t even get me started on my Christmas ideas! Let’s just enjoy Summer a little bit longer. 

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Tuesday 6th of March 2018

While I really wouldn't put anything 'rusty' on my table, you did give me an idea and I wonder if you couldn't use a section of roof gutter in the same way. you would simply need to close the sides well to hold any water.


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

You are so right Ticia. I ended up putting a runner under the chicken feeder to protect the table. I love your idea of using a roof gutter! You could even hang it outside to use seasonal flowers. Thanks for the great idea!


Wednesday 9th of August 2017

This is so pretty, and I agree it would be perfect for wedding decor! #HomeMattersParty