Bright green bird feeder converted into a planter
Lowe's Creative Ideas, Brian Francis

Vibrant Feeder

Paint a cedar bird feeder a bright hue, and add some desert flair by planting colorful red, green, and yellow cacti inside. This easy project is great for kids. A variety of sizes and styles of cedar feeders are available at Lowe's.

Step 1: Remove the plastic hanger and windows from the feeder. Lightly sand, prime, and spray-paint the wood. Let dry.

Step 2: Replace the plastic windows. Add a 1-inch layer of pearl stone soil cover inside the feeder, and then add a 2-inch layer of potting soil.

Step 3: Plant small cacti or succulents in the potting soil. Add a shallow layer of the soil cover around the plants. Water lightly.

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