Thank you again to the folks at Birds & Bloom for sharing this gorgeous Wine Bottle craft with us… Visit their blog for more great ideas like this one and pick up their December/January 2014 issue promises to have more good fun like this. What a unique feeder to sit and watch birds in an afternoon.This project looks super simple, using some scraps of wood, an empty wine bottle and just a few tools for an easy project.
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
* Wine bottle
* Untreated lumber and screws, finish nails or staples
* Wire rope
* L hook
* 2 washers
* 2 screws
1. The most important step is choosing a bottle. We encourage you to find one with an interesting shape, eye-catching label or pretty color. You could also make it special by recycling a bottle from a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.
2. Construct the feeder as you would a birdhouse, leaving out a few walls. Our feeder is about 17 in. high and 5 in. wide. Remember to take into account the size of the wine bottle.
3. Once the housing is done, mount the bottle with wire rope to hold it in place. Just pull the rope tight against the spot where the bottom of the upside-down bottle will rest and secure it with a couple of washers and screws on the inner wall of the housing.
4. At the base of the feeder, where the bottle opening is, screw in an L hook against the back of the feeder base. You want to position the hook so the lip of the bottle rests on it to keep the feeder at a proper height.
5. Use a funnel to fill the bottle with birdseed. Turn it upside down and secure it with the L hook and the wire rope. The seed will come out by itself, bit by bit.