DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feeder Ideas

Thank you again to the folks at Birds & Blooms for sharing this gorgeous used Wine Bottle craft plans 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 homemade feeder to sit and watch from window 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 crafts project of bird feeding .

Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

Materials:

* Wine bottle

* Untreated lumber and screws, finish nails or staples

* Wire rope

* L hook

* Birdseeds

* 2 washers

* 2 screws

Instructions:

1. The most important step is choosing a bottle. We encourage you to find one of the best with an interesting shape, eye-catching label or pretty color. You could also make it special by recycling a glass bottles 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 hanging 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 feeders, where the bottle opening parts 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.