Sunday, June 2, 2013

Homemade Bird Feeder

 
Homemade Bird Feeder
 
Don't throw out all those plastic soda bottles. They can come in handy when it comes to making a few things around the house.
 
What you will need:
 
1  2 liter soda bottle
1 gallon jug (either a milk jug that has been washed out or a water jug)
4 screws
1 10" wooden dowel
Twine or string
Scissors and a cordless screw driver
 
Cut the bottom out of jug. (If you look at the jug closely, there will be a line, on the sides, close to the bottom. I just followed that line as I cut the bottom of it off). Using the tips of your scissors or a ice pick, punch pin-sized holes in the bottom of the jug piece. The holes will allow rain water to drip out and not collect.
 
Pinch different areas, on the side of soda bottle, to be able to cut 12 aspirin size holes (6 half way up and 6 toward bottom). Once you pinch where you want to put your hole, use your scissors to cut a small slit, then you can put one side of the scissors in the slit to drill out the size you need the holes to be. 
 
Push a 10" dowel through one of the bottom holes, so it goes all the way across the inside and out a hole on the other side.
 
Using 4 screws, screw jug bottom to bottom of soda bottle.
 
Fill, cap, tie up with string, and hang. Enjoy.
 
 

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