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Repurposed Bird Feeder

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It’s very early in the morning, I glance out my office window to see a beautiful Cardinal Red Bird at the Bird Feeder. Creating a one of a kind Bird Feeder with items from around the house and repurposing them, is a way to add your own style to your landscaping. By adding flowers along with the bird seed, you also attract a variety of birds that will give you enjoyment all Summer long.

Scouring my home for items that I can transform and create a fun new project, is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes you just need to look at an item in a different way, like when I was searching for a saucer to fit in the top of the feeder, after trying a few other items, I spotted an old canning pot tucked away in the basement…bingo! the lid, flipped upside down, worked perfectly.

Repurposed Bird Feeder Supplies:

  • Bird Bath Base
  • Wire hanging basket
  • Coconut basket liner
  • Potting Soil
  • Flowers
  • Lid from a canning pot or other saucer that fits in your basket
  • Bird Seed

How to make the Bird Feeder

  1. Remove any chains or hangers from wire basket
  2. Place basket on top of bird bath base
  3. Add coconut liner, you may need to cut the liner with scissors depending on the size of liner and basket
  4. Fill liner with potting soil
  5. Make a hole in the liner and plant flowers
  6. Add lid or saucer to the top
  7. Fill with bird seed

Find more DIY projects, decorating and recipes in the Splendidly Homemade Summer Edition!

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  2. How do you water the plants/flowers?

    1. Hi Linda, just water from the outside, or remove the lid that holds the bird seed and water.

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