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DIY Bird Feeder

Create your very own bird feeder with this simple do-it-yourself project. By using common household items, you can attract beautiful birds to your yard and enjoy watching them feed. Not only is making a DIY bird feeder a fun and rewarding activity, but it also helps support local bird populations by providing them with a reliable food source. You can customize your bird feeder by painting the bottle or adding decorations to make it unique. Watching birds flock to your feeder can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience, perfect for bird enthusiasts of all ages. This project is a great way to get creative and make a positive impact on the environment by encouraging bird conservation in your own backyard.

DIY Bird Feeder Supplies:

  • 1 Plastic Gallon Jug
  • 1 Plastic 16 oz Water Bottle
  • Hot Glue Gun & 3 Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • 1 Bamboo or Wood Skewers
  • Box Cutter

The first thing you want to do is wash out and dry your bottles. Also, be sure to remove the labels. Then on the large jug, take the box cutter and cut a hole at the bottom about as big around as the bottles. Do one on one side and then do another on the opposite side of that one. You can also use the scissors to help trim the hole to get the right size.

Now take the smaller bottle and cut off both ends. Then cut it in half and split it down the side.

Next, you want to place one of the split bottles in each hole that you cut in the larger jug. Then take the skewer and place a glob of hot glue in the center of it. Run it through the bottles so that the center is in the center of the gallon jug.

Now take the hot glue gun and glue the bottles to the jug. Be sure that the glue gun is on LOW temp. If it is on high, it will melt the plastic on the bottles making them shrink up. Glue all the way around the bottle so that any gaps are filled in, so water can not get in. You can also run a small bead of glue on the ends of the bottle where it was cut. This will help to cover over any sharp edges so the birds to not cut them self.

After you have everything glued in place and have let it dry, you can fill with seed. Then place the cap back on the top of the gallon jug. Tie some string to the handle if you have one, if not then just tie it around the top of the just. Be sure it is tight so it does not slip off. Now simply find a branch to hang it from and you now have a DIY bird feeder!

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