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An easy way to care for our feathered entertainment
 
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Step 1: History

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A while ago while out curb mining http://www.instructables.com/id/Mining-for-suburban-gold/ I found a really neat looking 2 tiered tray that was unfortunately missing a leg.  Hung in the yard and filled with bird seed it had a new life and has been attracting a myriad of birds, in fact, probably too many birds and the cardinals tend to chase the smaller birds away so it was back to the possibilium pile to see what I could come up with.

Step 2: What I found

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I came up with a 3 light chandelier kind of thing and the poles from 2 floor lamps as well as some extra pieces from my lamp bucket, I also dug out a garden hook

Step 3: Take it apart or not?

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I was undecided if I wanted to take the lamp parts out or not but decided to strip it down

Step 4: Here birdy birdy

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I put the "cups" back on and used a long threaded tube from inside a lamp to give me some room to hang from the hook and finished with a quick coat of paint. The floor lamp base wasn't sturdy enough but with a couple of additional pieces from another lamp driven into the ground all I needed to do was add in some seed
dpinmt2 months ago
Love the thoughtful recycling!! Keep up the good work.
l8nite (author)  dpinmt2 months ago

thank you DP

sunshiine1 year ago
I love it! I like it better that what one might buy! thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
l8nite (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
thank you sunshine, I was appalled at the prices for bird feeders at a nationwide big stores garden department during a recent browse and they are so "NORMAL"
I totally agree! Making things like this is cheaper and more rewarding!
10/10 very cool
l8nite (author)  porcupinemamma1 year ago
thank you, I like being a little different
Kiteman1 year ago
Nice job!
l8nite (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
thank you, the birds seem to appreciate it ( at least when it has seed in it)