Re-purposing to Create a Bird Feeder

4 Materials
15 Minutes
Using 1 thrift store dish, 1 skewer, and 1 metal bottom of a broken solar light - I created a bird feeder.

I found this dish at a thrift store for $1. I knew I wanted to turn it into a bird feeder.
I bent a metal grilling skewer in 1/2 so that it would fit into my solar stake securely. I used silicone to adhere a metal grilling skewer to the bottom of the dish. I let it dry for 24 hours.
I had a solar dragonfly stake light that didn't work anymore. I pulled it apart, threw out all of the solar pieces, and was left with the stake.
I put the stake into the ground, and the skewer piece into the stake.
When it was all done, I added the bird seed.
The birds are enjoying it. My squirrel loves to try and steal from it - although he can't quite reach it from the branch or ground and the birds chase him away. It's quite entertaining for the family to watch.
A little hard to see in this picture, but here is where it sits. It is protected from the elements by the tree it's under.
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Suggested materials:

  • Dish
  • Skewer
  • Old solar base
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  • Lesley Brisco Lesley Brisco on Aug 06, 2016
    I like it! Is the top bowl glued to the bottom one, or did it come like that? Also, could one put water in the bowl & food in the plate? Double whammy?

  • Mary Rushe Mary Rushe on Aug 12, 2016
    Great idea. We are plagued by cats. Does the stainless steel construction deter them? Looks really fab.

  • Erin Erin on Aug 24, 2017
    Did you drill drain holes so the seed doesn't sit in rain water and get moldy?


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