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Backyard Escapes 08.23.14

Repurposed / Upcycled Hillbilly Bird Feeders

I created these and one other one recently for a Birds & Blooms magazine DIY feature.
It was to provide a solution for really inexpensive bird feeder construction at home.
I used everything from muffin pans, to remnant wood, to tray lids, and a few accessories.
I used jack chain for the suspension.
These were created for only $20 each.

To see more: http://www.gadgetsponge.com/posts/2013/2/4/repurposed-upcycled-hillbilly-bird-feeders-continuation-from.html

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  • Leena Milligan-Lanteigne
    This is so cool! An all you can eat birdie buffet! I know that the birdies in my yard would love the variety and ease of eating! Have to make one of these!
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    GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Thanks Leena! Hope you get a chance to make one!
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  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    What a fabulous idea!
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  • Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone
    I love the creativity of this idea! I agree that the squirrels would have a field day with a feeder like this but oh well. They get hungry too :)
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  • Tara @ Suburble
    This is fantastic! I - too - worry about my crazy He-Man squirrel posse that lives in the backyard. But if you want to take it to the true hill-billy level, you can suspend it your bird feeder on a wire (like a clothesline), but string pop bottles
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    GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Thanks Eclectically Vintage and Make Your Own Zone. I didn't have the budget to go all commando against the skills. The project required me to be on a shoe-string budget with things around the house. That's a great idea Tara!
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  • Linda @ Mixed Kreations
    What a neat idea. Buffet for the birds, and the squirrels at my house.
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  • Kat Davis-Moran
    Kat Davis-Moran Punta Gorda, FL
    to cute
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  • Barbara Turner
    Barbara Turner Chesterfield, VA
    How on EARTH did you come up with this????!!!! I love it! I would have NEVER thought of this! Awesome! But how do you keep squirrels out of it or does it matter?
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      GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
      Barbara Turner Thanks Barbara! Expectations about squirrels are just something you have to live with sometime. I try not to smother my creativity with concerns about the squirrels. They are
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  • Myra
    Myra Jemison, AL
    This is great! So colorful.Think I'll try a 12 cup & see what happens.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • TheDIYShow.com
    TheDIYShow.com Little Rock, AR
    So cute! I bet you have a lot of feathery friends!!
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      GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
      TheDIYShow.com Thanks so much! These are still in my booth for sale actually. I really like when folks take home my feeders to enjoy. Thanks again!
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