Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Re-purposed Wood Plant Hanger

Our neighbor cut down some trees in his backyard and all of a sudden I HAD A GREAT IDEA! Sam let us grab a log to make this plant hanger. It cost us nothing because we had everything on hand. WHICH IS THE BEST PART!




Supplies:

1 log circle
3 hooks
chain from hanging plant basket
drill
saw

Jared cut a circle from the log. We don't have a chain saw, so that part took a while. I mean, he started when the sun was still up but didn't make it through the log until a while after dark. God bless Jared and his patience for my project ideas.

That pallet is going to be another project or two I'm excited about!
Once he got through the log, he drilled pilot holes and he added three hooks in a way that would evenly distribute the weight of the log. 


Originally, we thought about using 4 hooks, but we decided to take the fourth one off and rebalance the hooks.


Such a cute face.


I took one of these chains left over from an old plant hanger and hooked it on each of the hooks. Also, I apologize for the blurry photo, but it was night time, and I'm not sure how to use my camera very well. I'm still learning, so y'all bear with me. 


This is Jared's "I'm ready to go inside and not do this project anymore" face.


and VOILA!





I kind of love how it's uneven and funky! I'm going to stain it to keep it more weather-proof as soon as the wood is dried out. I'm also thinking of different ways to tweak this idea like adding a spike in the middle to attach dried corn and making it a squirrel feeder!

If y'all try your own version, link back to this post and let me know because I'd love to see it!

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