Scrap Pile Bird Feeder

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Introduction: Scrap Pile Bird Feeder

About: I think my interests tell a lot about me, I'm a multimedia artist which means I work in whatever medium grabs my attention, paint on canvas is very relaxing and acrylic paint can be mixed with paper to make ...

An easy way to care for our feathered entertainment

Step 1: History

A while ago while out curb mining https://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

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?

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

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

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    11 Discussions

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    Cairnz
    Cairnz

    4 years ago

    Great use of materials, wish I could find a similar chandelier to feed my birds with!

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    Reply 4 years ago

    thank you! I find similar items on the trash all the time

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    dpinmt
    dpinmt

    6 years ago

    Love the thoughtful recycling!! Keep up the good work.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I love it! I like it better that what one might buy! thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
    sunshiine

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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"

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I totally agree! Making things like this is cheaper and more rewarding!

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thank you, I like being a little different

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thank you, the birds seem to appreciate it ( at least when it has seed in it)