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Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

Found an old wine bottle that I wanted to make into a bird feeder.
Time: 3 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
  • wine bottle bird feeder
Found this triangular wine bottle and found a dish that went well with it.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I marked the center of the wood then traced the bottle around it. I marked an inside line so the bottle would sit nicely in the wood.

*Tip: I used watercolor pencils to mark on the wood because they will dissolve and blend in with the stain.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I cut out what I marked and sanded the edges.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I cut 2 1x2's for the sides, sanded them smooth.
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All assembled
  • wine bottle bird feeder
Tested to make sure I got the spacing correct.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I stained the whole thing with "Weathered Daydream" Unicorn SPiT
  • wine bottle bird feeder
After it dried I sealed it with an oil based spray sealer.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I marked the center (again with a watercolor pencil) placed the tray then put holes around it. I put wire in the holes to hold the tray in place. The x in the center wiped off with water.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
I added a wire hanger and birdseed and the project is complete.
  • wine bottle bird feeder
It self feeds until the bottle is empty, then just fill the bottle again.

Material I used for this project:

  • Unicorn SPiT   (www.unicornspit.com)

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  • Patty
    Patty Hodgenville, KY

    What a really cute idea, I love it.

  • Carol Z
    Carol Z Pittsburg, CA

    That is absolutely one of the most beautiful projects and ways to re-use old items. Obviously you are a master woodworker! Its gorgeous and a great way to be kind to our feathered friends! Awesome!

    • Kelly Rambo

      Thanks for the compliment but I am no master woodworker for sure!

  • Katherine Howard Jones

    that is so cool

  • Roselane Siler
    Roselane Siler Winterville, GA

    Great job no matter your experience. Thank you for sharing this great reuse, repurpose and recycle idea.

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