Step 1: What you'll need to get started
2. A 3/8-16 Carrige Bolt 12" long
3. A drill
4. Any washers, nuts, fasteners your heart desires
(so long as they fit the bolt)
5.Some string or wire
6. A keychain clip
Note: These are merely the materials I had to work with, feel free to experiment with whatever materials you may have.
Step 2: Step 1. Drill some holes in Ikea plates
Note: I used the largest bit I had which was slightly smaller than the bolt. Bamboo is a soft and easy material to work with so I lightly filed the hole until it fit the bolt.
Step 3: Step 3. Thread the bolt through the plates and secure with washers, nuts, and fasteners
I used a few different washers and fasteners to give the feeder the best support I could.
Note-The head of the bolt will be the bottom of your feeder
Step 4: Step:4 Drill two more holes on the top of the feeder.
Note: Try to keep the holes evenly allingned with one another to help prevent the feeder from hanging lopsided.
Step 5: Step 5: Loop the wire or string through the holes on top of the feeder & tie it off on the keychain.
Step 6: Step 6: Hang your feeder, fill it with birdseed, and enjoy!
Overall, the feeder cost $2.19 to make, I only had to buy the bolt, everything else I had on hand. The design is simple enough that it could be applied to most things you might have lying around your humble dwelling.