Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder


I've been wanting to use this partitioned silverplate server for a while and finally got after it. The ends of spoons make for perches and some serve as the support points for the suspending chains. The small candy dish made a great top and the birds came from some ornate napkin holders. This one has the option of putting out two different bird seed varieties with the partition in the middle. Small holes were drilled in the bottom for any drainage needs with rain.
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com
Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder by GadgetSponge.com

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  • Sherry Sweet
    Sherry Sweet
    on Oct 20, 2016

    How did you join everything together? solder? This absolutely gives me goosebumps, it's such a beautiful combination of things I love best...birds, silver and whimsy!

    • GadgetSponge.com
      GadgetSponge.com
      on Oct 22, 2016

      Definitely solder. I also used a propane torch since it's heavy/thicker metals I wanted to join.

  • Ren13087410
    Ren13087410
    on Jan 21, 2017

    It's so sweet But..did u spray clear sealer or what on all the silver to prevent rust??

    • RC Leach
      RC Leach
      on May 11, 2020

      The silver won't rust, but it is silver plated, not solid silver, and will rust where it is drilled through, and where it is scratched.

  • Donna
    Donna
    on Feb 19, 2019

    What kind of bit did you use to drill holes?

    • Shelly Moore
      Shelly Moore
      on Apr 17, 2020

      I bought an old set of silver plate a while back at a thrift store. Was thinking I would use the silverware to make something. This idea is great! I can cut the forks handles off and use them as little hooks for another project so I will be using all of some of it. 😁

      I hate to waste parts of anything I up-cycle. 😁

      I plan to up-cycle the Nice wooden box for a jewelry box. Nice Job!

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  • GadgetSponge.com
    GadgetSponge.com
    on May 8, 2020

    Hey there! All other alternatives would be messy or intrusive. You could use a strong epoxy glue or small nuts and bolts as alternatives. Hope that helps!

  • Kelli Cook
    Kelli Cook
    on May 25, 2020

    Omg, Best repurpose I’ve Ever seen on Home Talk Or anywhere else! Love this!

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