DIY Bird Feeder From an Old Frame
Last year I made this thistle bird feeder from a Coca Cola bottle.
And the birds liked it, too.
I started thinking about all the different ways to make bird feeders.... I wanted something more attractive. I have lots of frames, but I didn't want you use a good one to put outside. I have been meaning to fix this broken frame...
I used the clamps I bought at a tag sale. Wow. I bought about 8 of them for $16. David (son) promptly told me that they were PLASTIC clamps (not to be compared to METAL clamps). He did concede that it was still a pretty good deal. I used Fabri Tac glue which I use for basically everything. After it dried I sprayed it white.
I wanted a suet feeder to be a part of this new feeder I was making along with 2 plastic bottles for thistle and sunflower seeds. I burned 4 holes in each bottle by putting a metal small poker into the gas grill flame and melting the holes for the bottle. It works really well but don't do it and get burned. PLEASE. Then I bought a little wooden dowel and poked it through the 2 bottom holes so that the birds would have a place to rest. I made the holes a little larger for the sunflower seeds. You only need a tiny hole for the thistle feeds, though.
I staple gunned staples in the back of the frame so that I had somewhere to attach the wire to. Then I wired the suet feeder so that it would hang in the middle of the frame and glued the 2 plastic bottle feeders to either side of the frame. One of the plastic bottle feeders is filled with thistle seed and the other is filled with sunflower seeds. I topped the little bottle feeders with burlap to pretty them up some.
I put it over by my sister's little garden house and the white picket fence.
Hey, everybody, I'm on a bird feeder roll... I have 2 more ideas for bird feeders. If I ever get them together, I'll show them here on Crafts a la mode...
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