Instructables

Scrap pile bird feeder

Picture of scrap pile bird feeder
An easy way to care for our feathered entertainment
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: History

Picture of history
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

Picture of what I found
Gedc5384.jpg
Gedc5385.jpg
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?

Picture of take it apart or not?
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

Picture of here birdy birdy
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
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)
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!