Easy Bird Feeder

Has a month already passed by since the Power Tool Challenge Team shared our outdoor themed projects?  It must be being off from school that makes the time pass by so quickly for me in the summer.  Our theme for July is “Anything Goes”, and I can’t wait to see what my friends share.  I have a quick and easy project to share this month, an Easy Bird Feeder.

 

Learn how to make an easy bird feeder using plastic plates. This is an easy DIY! Get the tutorial at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

This bird feeder is made with two plastic plates, a plastic bowl, rope, dowel rods, and copper pipe.

Easy Bird Feeder - This bird feeder is made with plastic dishes!

 

Holes are drilled into the dishes and dowel pieces and rope holds it all in place.  Simple!

Easy Bird Feeder

Let me show you how to make your own Easy Bird Feeder.

 

Supplies:

Melamine or plastic plates and bowl.  (Mine are from Walmart.)

Rope (Mine is 3/8”)

1/2” Copper pipe cut to 12”(Mine is leftover from this project.)

1 1/2” Wooden Dowel – Cut two 3 3/4” pieces.

Drill Press with 1/2” Bit  (A drill could also be used.)

Band Saw

 

Supplies Needed to Make an Easy Bird Feeder

Procedure

1.  Drill a hole in both plates and the bowl.

I used a drill press but a regular drill could also be used.  Drill slowly and be sure to hold the plate or bowl down firmly as you drill.  Start with the back of each plate or bowl.

How to make an easy bird feeder - Step by step instructions. virginiasweetpea.com

 

After a small hole has been started, flip the plate or bowl over to complete drilling the 1/2” hole.

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2.  Cut the dowel into two 3 3/4“ pieces.  Use a drill press to drill a 1/2” hole through each piece.

How to make an easy bird feeder - Step by step instructions. virginiasweetpea.com

3.  Assemble the bird feeder.

 

Thread the rope through one dowel.

Thread the rope through the plate that will be on top of the feeder.

Add the copper pipe, bowl, second plate, and second dowel piece.

Tie a knot in the rope.  This knot will be at the bottom of the feeder.

Flip the feeder over and cut the rope at the top to the desired length.

How to make an easy bird feeder - Step by step instructions. virginiasweetpea.com

 

4.  Hang the feeder in a tree, add bird seed, and enjoy!

Learn how to make an easy bird feeder. Full tutorial at virginiasweeetpea.com

 

I would love it if you would pin this project!

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Learn how to make an easy bird feeder with plastic dinnerware. This is an easy DIY. Get the full tutorial at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

You may also enjoy reading about my DIY Bird Feeder Made Using a Vintage Snack Set.

DIY Bird Feeder Made Using a Vintage Snack Set

These are the projects that I’ve complete for each Power Tool Team Challenge.

How to Use a Jigsaw to Make a Sign

DIY Wood Clock

Pierced Wood Candle Holders

DIY Wood Crate Key Organizer

DIY Industrial Paper Towel Holder

DIY Baseball Bookends

Vintage Tennis Racket Table

DIY 2×4 Bench

DIY Wooden Footstool

 

Now for the fun part, check out what my friends are sharing this month!

Power Tool Projects that YOU can make!

DIY Family Sign by My Love To Create

DIY Aiderondack FireBowl Table by Interior Frugalista

DIY Headboard Bench by Domestically Speaking

DIY Wall Sign by Designs By Studio C

Easy Bird Feeder by Virginia Sweet Pea

DIY Headboard Bench by Designed Decor

DIY Small Pet Bed by H2OBungalow

How To Use A Kreg Jig by My Repurposed Life

Comments

  1. Love it! I’ve been thinking about making a bird feeder for a while, I love yours..plus, it looks like the squirrels wouldn’t be able to feast on the birdseed so easily with the top you made:) Pinned!
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    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Wendi. We’ll see if the squirrels stay out of this one. Our yard is actually pretty squirrel free because of our dog.

      Paula

  2. Paula,

    Your easy bird feeder is soooo darn cute. I LOVE the big chunky dowel. I love feeding the birds.

    pinned!
    gail
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  3. I LOVE your adorable bird feeder, Paula! I’ve seen these cute feeders on Pinterest but what makes yours so special is the vibrant colors and patterns of the dishes you used. Pinning to share and to bookmark, because our back yard definitely needs one of these. Now I’m on the hunt for some fun thrift store dishes!

  4. This is so cool! Have you had many birds come to eat at it? It must be fun to watch them!
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    • Sweet Pea says:

      No birds yet, Megan! I’m looking for them to discover the feeder soon. If they don’t, I’ll hang it at my father-in-law’s house since he already feeds the birds.

      Paula

  5. This is so cool! I think we need a bird feeder in our backyard the kids would love it, thanks for the great inspiration!
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  6. So cute!
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  7. This is a really great project, Paula! I love the colors of the dinnerware, as well, and I’m sure the birds love it, too!

  8. What a cute birdfeeder!

  9. This is so cute, Paula! A pretty touch of whimsy hanging from your tree! XO
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