It has been so HOT this week ! I have not been feeling very creative.
But I did find this rusted out Chicken Waterer. It was in no shape to
use for the chickens anymore but I knew I could give it a new purpose.
I kept the lid for another project another day!
It was in pretty bad shape. The kind of thing I would expect to find in an old barn
somewhere and discarded in the corner.
These make great garden planters.
I decided to add a stenciled design before I planted the succulents.
I used this darling Chicken Stencil from istencils.com
Cathe Holden Inspired Barn Stencils Collection
I covered over the part that I did not want to use, and taped the stencil in place.
Because the container was round it was a bit tricky.
First I centered the chicken shape stencil where I wanted it and only painted that portion.
Let it dry completely, came back and taped the word " SELECTED" where I wanted it.
Painted that and let it dry, came back and taped "EGGS" where I wanted it and painted that.
I used white Acrylic paint.
After the paint dried I used a clear matte sealer to protect the stencil from water.
After the sealer dried I filled the container with Potting Mix and gently packed down.
I planted the container with an assortment of cuttings / starters
from my garden.
The handle makes it easy to carry around!
Thank you so much for visiting!
xo Lisa S