Turkey Feeder Planter

June 4th, 2016 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Some steel pipe, two turkey feeder bases, a welder, alphabet stencils, a wee bit of paint, and som finishing wax all come together to make one very nifty noodle planter! 
For those of you who dont know what a turkey feeder looks like in the raw....here ya go. Turkey Ala King!! 
I made a visit to the welding shop that belongs to my dear friend Mr. Blue Eyes. He had just what I needed to get the job done. 2 inch steel pipe was cut at 36 inches and welded to the bottom of each turkey feeder base.  One turkey feeder base (upside down) became the base for the planter while the other (right side up) became the planter. I did the welding with help from Blue Eyes!
While not using it as a planter feel free to use it as barbells. It wont provide much of a workout....but no one else has to know. Itll be our little secret!
Here is the planter with its top on. Without the plants this would be delightful next to a table and used to keep your chardonnay chilled to perfection. You may also want to plant a miniature garden inside the turkey feeder and leave the top on.  fo more interest.
The bottom of the planter is stenciled with a cute littl garden saying. Its all in the details!!
Plant it ...and it will grow! After your stenciling is done, apply some paste wax with a rag and buff it out for a beautiful finish.
The turkey feeder base is the ideal depth for planting. Drill holes in the bottom for drainag before planting.
Some steel pipe, two turkey feeder bases, a welder, alphabet stencils, a wee bit of paint, and som finishing wax all come together to make one very nifty noodle planter! 

Some steel pipe, two turkey feeder bases, a welder, alphabet stencils, a wee bit of paint, and som finishing wax all come together to make one very nifty noodle planter! 


Hmmm...what to do, what to do, what to do with three turkey feeders. I decided to pull them all apart ant put them back together in different ways. We already know that you can use them to serve wine...but here's another idea. A planter just in time for the season!


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Comments (7)

StacyColtrin writes: That is just beautiful, it brings to mind, I would spray it all brass and patina it in blues, would make an incredible bird feeder also. Posted: 5:54 am on July 27th
chippingcharm writes: Love this Sue...speaking of "brilliant"!?! You are the queen!! Nice to have a welder...mine has "hazel eyes" :) Chat soon, Laurel Posted: 4:03 am on June 2nd
SavvySalvage writes: Following you for YEARS..finally felt the urge to sign up and post. LOVE the junk! These turkey feeder planters finally inspired me to do something with my old ashtray stands that have had me perplexed. Can't wait to get planting! Posted: 11:40 am on June 1st
suewhitney writes: Oh, man....you guys are reading my mind before I even get the projects out there. You are a band of welll-trained junkers!!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:10 am on May 31st
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Gorgeous!! (I am so in love with blue lobelia.) Your turkey thingies make great planters -- or wine holders, even bird feeders or bird baths. Awesome multi-purpose beauties. ~Marge Posted: 6:43 am on May 31st
suewhitney writes: Thanks, Annabelle! It's good to be back and in a more normal routine after Ohio!!! Hope all is well with you.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:09 am on May 31st
annebell writes: How cool! They'd add some nice height to a flower bed, or look good on a porch~such a great idea! Posted: 8:49 pm on May 30th
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