Picture of Bird Feeder from recycled drink bottle.

This type fo bird feeder can be made from a plastic recycled drink bottle and a plastic lid or food container.  Any size drink bottle can be use as most of them have a one inch bottle cap.  Note, squirrels will eat the bottle to get to the food.

Step 1: Drill one inch hole

Picture of Drill one inch hole

Using a one inch wood drill bit like the one shown here with the two small cutting edges, drill a one inch hole in your lid or food container.  With a little practice you can make a nice clean hole.

cplemons2 years ago
Love it.
Very nice idea, and clear instructions - I'm going to share this with a poultry group, as a possible chicken feeder also! Thanks.
Wow great idea. I feed birds everyday and some of my bird feeders broke. They are expensive at the store and your idea has giving me a chance to try and make one. Thanks
WORDWYTCH3 years ago
iT is simple to add perches. Just burn holes with the soldering iron the size of a dowel, bamboo stick, chopsticks or small branches from a tree and run them through the bottle to another hole on the other side. Voila! perches!
azebra55 years ago
Thank you for this method. My grandkids will love this and its a project they can share with all their contacts. They can add them to my yard too as they don't have trees in theirs.
i just got done making this and i love it.
it's so crafty and a great way to recycle trash.
This looks like the birds would have a very difficult time landing on the lid without skidding around.  Have you seen any birds eating from these?
Bill3232 (author)  AngryRedhead5 years ago
It is not a problem,  I have made hundreds of these using all types of lids and food containers and birds flock to them.  You will often see them eating what has spilled onto the lid.     Bill
meddler5 years ago
My son saw me looking at this and wants to to build one. We'll give it a try tomorrow.
You need a better title.