Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza!

Jun 25 2018
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Hummingbird feeder made out of an old shepherds hook carousal of my Grandma’s. For as long as I can remember this carousal has been between the road and the garage and was always full of my Grandma’s flowers. A couple of years back my ex and I moved it between the house and the barn and ever since I’ve wanted to move it again.

Solar Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. A large glass bowl off of a chandelier converted into a planter and solar light set in the middle of my large shepherds hook hummginbird feeder.

Its old location was fine to look at from the deck but you had to practically be outside to see any birds visiting. The inclusion of a taller rod left it impossible for me to fill the hummingbird feeders too so it was definitely time to change something.

As soon as spring FINALLY arrived, I headed out to my yard with a shovel and a purpose.

I’m sorry for not getting a picture but the bottom of this carousal is actually the rim off of a VERY old tire. It is also VERY heavy lol and I am so totally out of shape after this winter!

A lot of sweating, grunting and digging later…

Solar Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. A large glass bowl off of a chandelier converted into a planter and solar light set in the middle of my large shepherds hook hummginbird feeder.

I got it moved to its new location off my back deck so now I’ll be able to see it both from my living room and my kitchen. It was at that moment that I remembered an image I saw on Facebook that I shared on my Grandma’s House DIY Facebook page a few weeks back.

Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. A large glass bowl off of a chandelier converted into a planter and solar light set in the middle of my large shepherds hook hummginbird feeder.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THIS IMAGE BUT IF YOU KNOW PLEASE TELL ME SO I CAN LINK TO THEM!

ISN’T THAT ADORABLE!??!!? I WANT TO MAKE ONE!!!

Ok so it turns out I don’t need to go to my thrift store to find an old chandelier or candelabra to convert to that o-so-adorable hummingbird feeder. I already had the perfect carousal!

A couple coats of primer and then red spray paint later and I was just smitten at the pretty coolness I now had in my back yard.

I ran to the dollar store for hummingbird feeders because, fortunately, they do sell them! Any other place I looked and I would have had to of spent $70 at least. (Not in this girl’s budget!)

I filled them with a mixture of 4 cups water and 1 cup sugar dissolved in it.

From there my hummingbird feeder was almost complete! I just had to wait for the OK from the locals to put flowers out to really complete my project. The consensus was: wait until memorial day before you risk putting out plants or flowers.

Bummer

Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. A large glass bowl off of a chandelier converted into a planter and solar light set in the middle of my large shepherds hook hummginbird feeder.

So I waited ALMOST to memorial day. I had my heart set on a flowering plant that I knew would attract hummingbirds and I loved the idea of something that would spill down over the feeder.

OK so splurging on a full grown glorious plant like that one was a little out of character for me but isn’t it lovely?! And it was only $15 so I kinda felt like I got a good deal!

My only real difficulty was trying to find a pot that would work in this situation aaannnnnd…. I didn’t. They don’t make pots to fit my shepherds hook carousal. So I made my own planter using chicken wire! The tutorial is coming on Friday 🙂

I’m totally stoked on how the whole thing turned out.

My hummingbirds have given their new hummingbird feeder their zooming approval and one of these days I may actually be able to get close enough to get some decent pictures of them lol

Thanks for coming by guys!

Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. And a whit flowering plant scaevolaHummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. And a whit flowering plant scaevola

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16 Comments

  1. June 26, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Very cool! Love the addition of the plant in the center. Visiting from Happy Now party.

    • June 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Victoria, have a great week!

  2. June 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I absolutely love this idea. Your hummingbird feeder extravaganza is amazing. I am sure you will attract every hummingbird in the area to your yard. Thanks for the idea, I may just steal it!

    • June 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thanks so much Lisa! Have a great week!

  3. Lace Faerie
    June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Hummingbirds are a special joy to me! For the past five years, I’ve had a pair of Anna Hummingbirds that stayed through the winter! It was such an incongruous sight hummingbirds in the snow! This past year another pair joined in staying year around! I cannot tell you how much they brighten up my days when daylight doesn’t happen till after 8a and is gone by 4p here in Northwestern Washington!

    I never would have thought to paint the shepherds hook red! I love it! Your idea to put a flowering plant in the center puts it over the top!

    • June 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Oh Lace that’s absolutely wonderful! Being in northern MN the hummingbirds showing up is always such a joy and a REAL indication that winter is finally over. Hopefully I can get some pictures of them soon. So far I’ve seen three at once at the feeders.

  4. June 29, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I just love your hummingbird carousel- it looks really beautiful with the plant in center. I would love to make something like it, and I get so excited when the hummingbirds come to visit! I hope you get lots of pictures and have fun watching them enjoy your garden.

  5. Twila
    July 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    You are hugely talented! I really like this. Enjoy it forever.

  6. RS
    July 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Very pretty!

  7. Linda
    July 27, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Awesome. Love the idea. Did you make the carousel or purchase? If purchased please tell me where. I would love one for my feeders

    • July 27, 2018 at 8:20 am

      Hi Linda! I’m sorry to say it was not a purchase and I’ve never seen one like it. I even went looking online a couple of years back to figure out the name of it etc. and they are literally not to be found. I’m tempted to think that my grandpa may have taken shepherds hooks and welded them together to make it for my grandma! Thank you for coming by!

  8. Linda
    July 27, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Sorry just noticed you made the carousel. I was too excited to look at all the pics. You have an amazing talent.

    • July 27, 2018 at 8:21 am

      No problem! Thank you for checking it out!

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