social

Making a Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder

March 2, 2010

Plastic Bottle BirdfeederAny plastic bottle (like Ocean Spray juices) or laundry soap container will work. Drill small hole in top (screw on top), cut two window opening on sides of container for birds to enter. drill small holes through bottom for rain water to escape.

Advertisement

I also hang a weight from bottom to stabilize if windy. Birds will love it, they don't care if feeder cost $1.00 or $100.00. Hang off the deck or from a limb, birds will enjoy. Also add some black sunflower seeds.

By Byron T. from Gray, GA

Comment Was this helpful? 4
Read More Comments

6 More Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 213 Posts
July 29, 2009

Make yourself a quick and sturdy bird feeder by poking or cutting round or "X" shaped holes in a large 2 litter plastic pop bottle then hang it from a rope to a tree branch. You'll need a funnel to help fill it with seeds.

Comment Was this helpful? 3
Read More...

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

March 22, 2010

I am a 4-H leader and would like to do this as a Mother's Day gift, but don't know how to decoupage. Can someone please tell me how to do the bird feeders? Thanks.

By Pam Burns from MO

Answers

March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Pam,
Decoupage is basically a thinned white glue. if you paint pictures on the bottles you do not need to decoupage. But if you cut out pictures or use any other type of decoration and want to attach it to the bottle, then you will use decopage to attach it to the bottle and after that dries, continue to add layers of decoupage to help seal them to the bottle. Allow each layer to dry throughly before applying the next layer. you may want to have 5 to 10 top layers. Since the bird feeders will be used outside they will have to be sealed with a clear paint. You can either use spray or brush on paint. I hope this helps some. If I can be of further help just let me know.

Advertisement


Diane

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

June 8, 2017

Start with a 2 liter soda bottle and some paint and you too can make a cute feeder for your yard. This is a page about how to make a soda bottle bird feeder.

Soda Bottle Bird Feeder - finished bottle with more decorative painting and ready to hang

Read More... Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

Archives

ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.

March 22, 2010

These can be painted or decoupaged and sprayed with clear spray paint. There is a hummingbird feeder, a hanging general feeder and a suction cup to window feeder.

Decoupaged Pop Bottle Bird Feeders

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...

July 27, 2009

How do you keep the bird seed from falling out of a pop bottle bird feeder?

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...

March 10, 2009

Here's an easy bird feeder that can be made from a painted 2 litre pop bottle.

Pop Bottle Bird Feeder

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...
Categories
Crafts Recycled Crafts ContainersJanuary 22, 2013
Pages
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-16 10:39:16 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Plastic-Bottle-Birdfeeder.html