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Thistle Bird Feeder

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I saw a bird feeder made from a soda bottle and I wanted to make one also. I already have a bird feeder for sunflower seeds. I wanted a thistle feeder to try to attract the American Goldfinch which is so pretty at this time of year-bright yellow!
I took a bottle and melted holes in it for a dowel to go through. Then I melted a tiny hole just above the dowel for the birds to get the seeds out of. Please don't melt the bottle if you make this. Drill the holes. It's safer. I didn't have hubster or son to drill - "I don't have time now". So I was left to my own devices to figure it out. Drilling is better.
This was one really easy craft. Hopefully, the Goldfinches will find the thistle feeders soon. Hope everyone enjoyed this. i wish I had a picture of a bird on the feeder!
Best wishes, Linda

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 3, 2013

    So sweet! Thank you for the instructions!

  • Z
    Z
    on Feb 3, 2013

    Thank you Linda. I hope the goldfinches find your feed soon. Such a simple idea. I like the way you decorated the first one for Valentines day.

  • Joyce
    Joyce Billings, MT
    on Feb 4, 2013

    What keeps the thistle from falling out since it's so small? Post a picture once you get the finch. I love them!

  • Lynn Owens
    Lynn Owens Elgin, TX
    on Feb 4, 2013

    what a great idea!!! thanks for sharing :)

  • Mary L
    Mary L Mayville, MI
    on Feb 4, 2013

    Thanks. Recycling at it's best. The store bought ones are hard to clean. Much more efficient to use and then toss.

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