15 amazing DIY bird feeders from recyclables. Inexpensive projects that make use of common as well as unusual recyclable items.
If making a bird feeder is on your to-do list for this spring or summer, here is a handful of ideas on how to turn recyclables into amazing and unique DIY bird feeders. Some ask for common recyclable items, that you may have already seen used as bird feeders, like milk cartons or wine bottles, and others will amaze you with their creativity in repurposing some of the most unusual junk. Many of these bird feeders come with a tutorial so make sure to click on the links for the instructions.
Be prepared to be blown away! I mean, really, have you ever thought of using an old chandelier as a bird feeder? I sure haven’t! But what a sophisticated bird feeder it makes!
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DIY Bird Feeders from Recyclables
- A simple bird feeder that reuses a plastic bottle
- Turning a milk carton into a bird feeder only requires a bit of color and cutting some holes
- Vintage teacup bird feeders can also be hung in trees
- Tin cans make good bird feeders and if you spray a bit of color and decorate them with foam flowers and beads, they will look absolutely amazing
- If you love gardening, chances are you have at least a few old flowerpots hanging around. It’s time to upcycle them into a bird feeder
- Glue a lid to a chick feeder and voila
- A seed-covered bird feeder made from cardboard
- Fill up a vintage dust pan with seeds, set it outside and you got yourself an original bird feeder
- Paint a chandelier white and you have a chic bird feeder
- Make a wooden little house and give a wine bottle a second life
- Decorate baskets with nature elements and create adorable bird feeders
These last four bird feeders are all created by the same person. It is absolutely incredible how he manages to repurpose a silverplate server, vintage heater, muffin pan or a couple of found objects into one of a kind bird feeders.
A creative idea and a trip to the local thrifty store is all you need. What else do you think could be easily upcycled into a bird feeder?
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