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Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

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Found an old wine bottle that I wanted to make into a bird feeder.
Time: 3 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
Found this triangular wine bottle and found a dish that went well with it.
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.
I cut out what I marked and sanded the edges.
I cut 2 1x2's for the sides, sanded them smooth.
All assembled
Tested to make sure I got the spacing correct.
I stained the whole thing with "Weathered Daydream" Unicorn SPiT
After it dried I sealed it with an oil based spray sealer.
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.
I added a wire hanger and birdseed and the project is complete.
It self feeds until the bottle is empty, then just fill the bottle again.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Unicorn SPiT   (www.unicornspit.com)

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  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jun 27, 2017

    Very cool and creative. Love the concept. Good share and good job.

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    on Jun 27, 2017

    Great idea, the wood looks beautiful. Really well done!

  • Angie Waldner
    Angie Waldner Salem, OR
    on Jun 28, 2017

    It looks so nice. I was think in the hot summer heat ,and because the wood is painted black the glass dish may get to hot for the birds feet. Do you have it in a place it will get some shade in the hot days?

    • Jknox1
      Jknox1
      on Jul 6, 2017

      Most birds have feet that withstand hot or cold. They walk on sunny roofs, sidewalks and frozen ice and snow in winter. They will be fine long enough to eat a few seeds.

  • Sue Lilly
    Sue Lilly United Kingdom
    on Jun 28, 2017

    Love it

  • Hazel Wallace Green
    Hazel Wallace Green Excelsior, MN
    on Jul 6, 2017

    Very clever

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