Introduction: Super Easy 3 Cake Suet Feeder
This project is super easy. Only one tool is really needed, a pair of needle nose pliers. A ruler is handy but not really needed.
Bird feeder suet
2 Utility baskets from the dollar store
A coat hanger
A pair if needle nose pliers with a wire cutter
A ruler and a marker
Step 1: Getting Started
Once you have gathered your materials you can get started. You don’t really need 3 suet cakes but this feeder will hold up to three so less trips for you to replenish.
Step 2: Straighten the Coat Hanger
Find the center of your coat hanger. Cut it at the center point. Straighten out both sides.
Step 3: Now That the Hanger Is Straight, You’re Going to Bend It
Eyeball the center of the dollar store basket and place it in the center of the straightened hanger. Mark the wire just inside the outer wall of the basket. Bend both sides so they go straight down. These pictures may be out of order.....I still haven’t mastered rearranging them in instructables.
Step 4: One More Bend
Mark the wire approximately 1” from the end. Measure it if you’re like me and need to make sure it’s perfect. Use the needle nose pliers to make a “hook” on each end. Capture both baskets with the hooks and clinch the hooks together to form a “hinge” on the baskets. You’re finished!
Step 5: Finish Up Hang It Up
Open the baskets and add up to three suet cakes. One will work too. Use the little twist wires that come with the baskets to close them up. You’re ready to hang it up and start watching the birds enjoy their new found source of food.
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