Fun Bird Feeder From Dishware

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Spring is in the air and the birds are chirping throughout the day. Isn't it nice? I have a tree that I can see through my bay window, and I love watching all of the different types of birds it attracts - Blue Jays, Cardinals, Robins. So, I thought it was time to create my own bird feeder using $2 dishware!
Time: 45 MinutesCost: $6Difficulty: Easy
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 1: Measure & mark the center of your plate.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 2: Drill a hole through the center of your plate.

My dish was made of recycled plastic, but it still managed to chip/crack a little. In order to avoid your dish completely cracking, place your plate on a thick piece of scrap wood and drill on top of it.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 3: Drill a hole into the center of your bowl, using the same method as your plate.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 4: Prepare your hardware. Place a washer on your bolt.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 5: Thread your bowl onto the bolt so it sits on top of the washer.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 6: Apply a small amount of glue onto the bowl where the washer sits. It will add a little bit of strength (less wobble) to the bird feeder.

  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 7: Thread another washer onto your bolt. Apply a little glue beneath the washer so it sits on top of the bowl securely.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 8: Take a nut and thread it a few inches down onto your bolt.  Your plate will sit directly on top of this nut.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 9: Thread your plate onto the bolt so that it sits on top of the nut.
Step 10: Add a washer to your bolt on top of the plate.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 10: Add a washer to your bolt on top of the plate.

Step 11: Screw in a nut to secure the washer into place.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 12: Cut a long piece of cording, fold it in half and tie a knot above the nut around your bolt. Ensure your knot is very secure! Then, screw another nut onto your bolt to keep the knot in place.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
Step 13: Hang in a tree and fill with birdseed.
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
  • fun bird feeder from dishware
The base of your bowl may shift depending on the weight of the bird. But this little one seems to be enjoying it!
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