Succulent Planter from Broken Bird Feeder

A new day and a new repurposing project for you! Earlier this week, I showed you what I did with a curbside credenza and promised to show you a crafty project today. I am sort-of embarrassed to say it took me nearly a year to finally get this project done (that only took me an hour to do).  If you could be a fly on the wall in my home, you would know why. So…without further adieu, I am showing you how I created a faux succulent planter from a broken bird feeder. (drum roll please…)

Broken Bird Feeder Turned Succulent Planter for Patio by Prodigal Pieces |

The story goes that my mother gave me this gorgeous bird feeder with stained glass roof, which we used for a couple of years watching our feathered friends feast. However, one year a raccoon got ahold of it and pulled it down. tsk. He not only broke some of the glass, but also the metal frame. yikes!

When we were doing our patio makeover last fall, I wanted to use the feeder turned planter in my patio decor, but couldn’t get it finished. I had already gutted it by removing the feeder part and the broken glass. My husband and I soldered it back together and rearranged the remaining glass. Here is where I started this time around…

Broken Stained Glass Bird Feeder Before Repurposing | Prodigal Pieces |

…it still has life, right? My original plan was to plant live succulents inside it, just like I did my repurposed Easter cross. Since I was lacking time and not wanting to wasted funds on killing plants, I went with faux.

First, I made adjustments to the feeder hanger holes with my drill so it could receive the new parts I was adding.

Using Cordless Drill to Repair Broken Bird Feeder | Prodigal Pieces |

I decided to use a pool noodle as my plant base since it was the perfect diameter. Aren’t those things awesome for endless projects?

Pool Noodle for Succulent Planter | Prodigal Pieces |

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I cut a length of noodle and then assembled my supplies:

Faux Succulent Planter Supplies | Prodigal Pieces |

  1. Super Moss Instant Green Moss Mat
  2. faux succulent selection
  3. hot glue gun
  4. hot glue sticks
  5. screw driver
  6. scissors

I have a thing for moss balls, outdoor moss, and pretty much anything mossy, so this large moss mat was right up my alley. You get 2 sq. ft. in this package and I only need a corner of it for my project today. I can’t wait to show you what I’m going to do with the rest. tee hee.

I just rolled out the mat and cut it to fit the pool noodle and then hot glued it in place.

Cutting and Wrapping Moss Mat for Succulent Planter | Prodigal Pieces |

I slid it into the feeder and then began to add my succulents by poking a hole with a screwdriver. Before attaching the succulents, I used hot glue to secure them in place.

Adding Faux Succulents to Planter | Prodigal Pieces |

After taking a minute to stick them all in, my succulent planter is done and ready to hang. Yay!

Patio Succulent Planter Made from Broken Bird Feeder by Prodigal Pieces |

Realistic Looking Faux Succulent Planter by Prodigal Pieces |

Aren’t they cute and so realistic looking?

Rustic Patio with Faux Succulent Planter by Prodigal Pieces |

It looks perfect above my faux shipping crate table and helps make my patio feel more cozy.

Succulent Planters on Patio by Prodigal Pieces |

Now, I know most anything can be turned into a succulent planter, so take a peek around your home and see if there’s something that you could use to create you own mini garden. It’s fun!

Share to inspire others to get their craft on. ♥ Thank you!

How to Turn Anything Into a Faux Succulent Planter by Prodigal Pieces |

Up next, I have another fun repurposed project to show you making use of this artist’s clipboard I found in the trash. Doesn’t it make you want to join me on my junkin’ adventures? I need a bus… Click here to see!

Artist's Clipboard Found Curbside Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces |

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  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    Larissa you come up with the most amazing repurposes. And this one is no exception!

    June 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Crazy it took so long! Thank you so much, Mary. I had fun!

      June 16, 2016 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • Jenine

    Wow Larissa! Turned out GREAT! When I first saw it , I was thinking of a hanging light fixture. BUT

    June 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm Reply
    • Jenine

      It turned Out Amazing, better than a light fixture!!! You Go Girl!

      June 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply
      • Larissa

        hahaha…You’ve made my day!

        June 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That was in the back of my brain, but I’ve been doing so much wiring around here with our kitchen remodel that I wanted something pretty to look at. 🙂 Thanks!

      June 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply
  • Audra @ Renewed Projects

    Love that feeder and the super low maintenance plants inside it. Cracked me up when you said you needed a bus. I can relate! lol

    June 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    The feeder turned planter looks wonderful. It adds color and texture to the seating area. And yes I would love to join you on your junkin adventures. You get some really good finds.

    June 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    Looks great!

    June 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Susan Homeroad Stevenson

    This is a great idea! I have a whole bag of succulents and you have just given my some great inspiration! 🙂

    April 28, 2019 at 8:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! I should have a stash on hand too. tee hee. Thanks, Susan!

      April 30, 2019 at 4:52 am Reply

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