Friday, May 4, 2012

Upcycled Birdfeeder

This project is so fun and can be done in one afternoon making it a great family project.



Isn't it pretty? I have been holding on to this orange juice bottle for 2 weeks now trying to figure out how to turn it into a birdfeeder.

The process is pretty self explanitory and I included lots of pictures!

The Parts:


Mod Podge
Exterior Varnish (only use over fabric and ric rac after the mod podge has completely dried)
fabric scraps of your choice
ric rac
ribbon
pencil
orange juice bottle
drill and drill bits
bolt and butterfly nut or anchor (mine is the anchor)
hot glue gun (for ric rac)
plastic tray - mine came from the top of our coffee but you could use a plant pot water catcher thing)








Be sure to clean up the edges so the birds don't eat the plastic.

















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22 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea!!!! I am so putting this on my summer to do list with the family! I asm a new follower! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you :) I am really surprised how many people like it, it's going fast on pinterest too! I always love sharing ideas that involve going green or upcycling. I am becoming obsessed the more I learn!

      Love your blog too and I will be following you too!
      Happy blogging!

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  2. Absolutely adorable! I want to make one too! Gotta pin this as a reminder :) Thanks for the great idea and the excellent how-to.

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    1. Thank you! I love that you love it. :) Pinning is so much fun! Thanks for pinning it too!!

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  3. So cute! Great project. Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  4. Thanks for the great tutorial. Bet the birds love that feeder.

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  5. What a fantastic idea!!! I love it, and I bet all the birds in your yard do too. Megan

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  6. Kate, this is a GREAT idea, I am going to see if Miss Donna can use it for Camp Garden this year at the nursery. Your tutorials are going to spread across the universe, at least to the west coast :} Love, Susan

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  7. Very cute bird feeder. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time!

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  8. Now this is a clever idea! I was so sure you were using a salad dressing container! I love all the pictures which make it easy to follow, I'm so glad you linked up last weekend for Sunday B log Love (I'm very behind with reading everyone's blogs so I apologize for the lateness. Such a cute idea!!This is one of my top five picks and will be featured this week!

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  9. This is awesome! Such a creative idea... and I love that you used material from around the house to make this. I totally wanna make one. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Very cool, feeder, but , the only thing I see that could be a problem would be where the ribbons go through the top. I think I would put glue or culking around the holes or glue or screw another top on it so the rain and snow wouldn't get in it.

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  13. What a marvelous idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Neat idea! I don't know that I would go to all the bother of ribbons and such. But I really like the basic concept. :)

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  15. Thank You for the great idea. I have been looking for cheap and inventive ways to make a bird feeder and this is perfect and I love how it's earth friendly, as well. I will have some very happy and well fed birds this year :-) .

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