Vintage Dishes to Birdfeeder

6 Materials
30 Minutes

All you need are a few thrift store items to create a bird feeder, and it's easy and inexpensive to make. Guess what? If you put this near your garden, it'll keep the birds out of it!

You'll need:

2 Hanging flower basket or atleast the chains from them
mini grate
Plate and cup dish set

First remove the chain from the flower baskets and attach them to the grate like this...
Silicone or E6000 your cup to your dish. Let dry completely.
Place your dish onto your grate, make sure the lips of the dish slide under the grate. If your dish seems loose you might want to glue it to the grate. mine was very snug and has with held windstorms for over a year now.
Take your free chain that was left and attach it around the cups handle.
Hand it outside on a garden hook.
You could use birdseed or water, your choice.
If you use birdseed, place it close to your garden, and keep it filled - you will have a better chance of keeping the birds out of your garden because you are providing them fresh food.
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2 questions
  • Nancy Wilson
    on May 2, 2017

    I have purchased an antique amber luncheon set and I want to create some things with them. I noticed that you use silicone to attach the cup to the plate. Do you recommend this for all glass projects? I purchased E6000 recently and wondered if that would work too. Also, how do you apply the silicone (to both edges, one edge, with a brush or stick)?

    • Honey
      on May 10, 2019

      I have used both ~ I find the clear outdoor silicone works best ~

      years ago when I started I used the E-6000 ~ it worked great for indoor and outdoors ~ then either it wayyy too hot for E-6000 or they changed something in the formula ~ but my outdoor pieces fell apart ~ finding clear outdoor silicone nothing falls apart unless my husband knocks them over ~

      in using E-6000 ~ be careful of the fumes ~ make sure if you are inside to be in a well ventilated area ~ have fun

  • Virginia
    on Apr 5, 2018

    I live in AZ. In the projects I've tried in the past Silicon really doesn't stand up for long in our heat. Do you have any other suggestions? I have plans this year to make a planter out of a washer or dryer drum and I'm going to be making a garden tower out of old glass which I've been collecting for the past few years.

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