Chicken Feeder & Mason Jar Vintage Scissor Display

I always work better in an environment that is surrounded in a pleasing esthetic. I believe that no space in your house should lack a little design element. The laundry room, closets and in this case, the craft room should all be functional, organized and yes, decorated. So, when I recently stumbled upon a small chicken feeder at a neighborhood garage sale (for only $.25—score!) I knew exactly what I was going to use it for—to display my vintage scissor collection.

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I saw this idea for a scissor display using a chicken feeder several years ago. I wish I could remember where, so I could give credit where credit is due. None the less, I couldn’t wait to get home to create mine. Here is what I used: A Mason Jar, spools of vintage thread, vintage scissors and of course the chicken feeder.

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First thing, take apart the chicken feeder by separating the bottom “dish” from the top section with the holes. I did not need the “dish” portion for this project, so I placed it on top of my washing machine for a coin catcher.

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Next, fill the Mason Jar with the vintage spools of thread. I just randomly took a handful of thread spools from the boxes and boxes of thread that I have and placed them inside the jar. Yes, I did say boxes and boxes of thread spools. There are a few things that I cannot pass up on buying, no matter how many I have and vintage thread is one of them.

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Now, the cool thing about the chicken feeder top is that it just fits perfectly with a little turn, on top of a standard mouth opening of a Mason Jar.

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I took a little more time when filling the holes with the vintage scissors, than I did with the thread. I wanted all of my favs together, so when I displayed the jar, they would be front and center.

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I displayed it on a shelf above my crafting table with some other vintage sewing goodies like pin cushions and YES—more thread spools. I just can’t get enough of them!

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