Any 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.
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
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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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.
How do you keep the bird seed from falling out of a pop bottle bird feeder?
Here's an easy bird feeder that can be made from a painted 2 litre pop bottle.