|Project by Bricofleur||posted 05-06-2010 01:13 AM||6274 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I love to watch and hear the birds in the garden. They bring lovely sounds and joy around the house.
To get more birds, I had the idea of installing more bird feeders. But instead of buying more feeders I came with the idea of saving by making my own bird feeders out of plastic peanut butter jars.
As shown on the attached photos, the sides of the jars are drilled with a 1” diameter Forstner bit (keeping the lid on when drilling), an eye hook (or eye screw) is screwed on the top lid to hang it, and the perch is made out of a larger plastic lid, in which holes have been drilled for drainage. I screwed on that larger perch lid (from under) but it could be hot glued too. Lately I came up with the idea of adding a CD on each feeder to keep the rain out.
All this at no cost, isn’t that great? Now the money is spent only for the seeds, and the joy watching the birds is mine.
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