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How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

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It’s time for another installment of The Home Depot Gift Challenge. Today, I am sharing How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder and the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few tools on hand!
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I was inspired to create a wine bottle bird feeder from a pin I saw on Pinterest and modified the design to my liking.
Supplies List:
1 – 8 foot 1″x2″ pine furring strip
1 – 4″x6″ 4 Ft Poplar Hobby Board
1 – 3″-5″ Stainless-Steel Hose Clamp
1 – 750 ML Wine Bottle
Table Saw (Or have the nice people at The Home Depot make the cuts for you!)
Miter Saw or Miter Box (and Saw)
Drill
Clamps (Optional)
Wood Glue
Paint
Birdseed
Cut List (from left to right below):
2 – 1″×2″ Furring Strips at 3 5/8″ (the sides)
1 – 1″×2″ Furring Strip at 4 5/8″ (the back)
1 – 1″×2″ Furring Strip at 6″ (the front)
2 – 1″x2″ Furring Strips at 6″ (the roof) with a 45° cut at one end of each
2 – 1″x2″ Furring Strips at 12″ (the vertical sides) with a 45° cut at one end of each
Also:
1 – Poplar Hobby Board at 6″×6″
1 – Poplar Hobby Board at 6″×13 1/2″ with a 45° cuts on both sides of one end
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Ok, I’m sure reading all of those supplies and cuts may have you feeling overwhelmed, but trust me, you can do this and it won’t be that bad. Here are the furring strips and a view of how they will be glued together.
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Connect all of the furring strips together with wood glue. Attach the hobby board pieces to the bottom and back of the bird feeder frame with wood glue too.
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Then, use the drill with a small drill bit to create two slits (I did 3 holes in a line for each) in the back of the feeder for the hose clamp to go through. The clamp will go around the wine bottle and through the back where you will be able to adjust the tightness.
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After that, paint or stain your feeder. Add the bird seed to the wine bottle. To place it, turn the feeder upside down insert the bottle through the hose clamp and tighten it on the back, leaving just a few centimeters between neck of the bottle and the bottom of the bird feeder.
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Doesn’t it look cool!?! I placed ours on top of an outdoor shelf on our fence, but you could easily add some hardware to hang it or attach a stake to the back and place it in the ground. Hopefully, we get some sweet birdies to come and visit, however, I’m sure the squirrels are plotting their bird feed takeover.
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To see more details or if you have more questions, please visit our blog!

To see more: http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2015/09/how-to-build-a-wine-bottle-bird-feeder/

Got a question about this project?

  • Joy
    Joy Marathon, NY

    Very pretty. I have several tall dark blue wine bottles....against the white will look fabulous. I was thinking about removing the bottom of the bottle, making the roof a little wider and filling from the bottom down. With my other bottles I'm

  • Dee B
    Dee B Newport News, VA

    That looks really nice. I give two thumbs up to everyone who feeds the birds. Thanks

  • Jeannie Carle
    Jeannie Carle Parnell, MO

    I'm also thinking if you screw the bottom down to the shelf, those pesky squirrels won't be knocking it over, which is a problem I have here, with whatever I've tried to feed the birds with. Love this! functional AND pretty - AND inexpensive enough

  • Elizabeth @ Creating Rustic Charm

    Great idea...makes me excited for spring! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janard2

    Why not feed the squirrels as well, when I put food out , it's for everyone. My squirrels and my birds eat together.

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