Soda Bottle Bird Feeder


HAPPY EARTH DAY!
In honor of Earth Day, we made this soda bottle bird feeder.  I am so glad that I get to teach my children about the importance of saving our planet.  By making this craft, we keep a plastic bottle out of the landfill. {We would normally recycle it anyway, though}. I first saw this craft here.  It was linked up to my weekly link party.

Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

This is super easy and fun!
MATERIALS
Plastic bottle 
{I used a 20 oz. soda bottle}
Two wooden spoons
Sharpie marker
Craft knife
Scissors
Floral wire
DIRECTIONS

With a sharpie marker, draw a small circle on one side of the bottle about 4 inches from the bottom. Cut it out {using a craft knife} and make sure the end of the spoon fits snugly into the hole.
Directly opposite this hole, cut a slightly larger hole {using a craft knife and scissors}. Make sure the big end of the spoon can rest in the hole.

Repeat this process approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the soda bottle, but use the opposite sides of the bottle so your spoons are at a 90 degree angle to one another.

Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Fill the bottle with birdseed.
Make sure to do this in an area where you can sweep up the mess!

Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Make a hanger out of floral wire and secure to the top of the bottle.

Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Screw the top on and hang from your favorite place.

Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

      Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
Here Comes the Sun: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

You can also see another type of bird feeder that we made last year, here.

How are you celebrating Earth Day?
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Kelly

is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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Comments

  1. says

    I really want to make one of these with the kids this summer!! They would love seeing all the birds. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  2. says

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for this great & environmentally friendly idea! We have so many trees and so many birds in our new yard that my son just couldn’t wait to feed them. Very excited to do this with him :-)!
    Happy Earth Day!

  3. says

    Hard learned lesson: Do not make round holes where the spoon part is. Make slits that are about 1/4″ to 1/2″ other wise when you fill it you will have bird seed flying out the holes. Trust me!

  4. Lynette says

    How do the birds get at the seed below the spoon? Seems like a lot of wasted seed to me. Great idea though that I want to try.

    • Kelly says

      The birds can’t get to the birdseed below the bottom spoon. I would suggest placing the bottom spoon as low as possible to minimize the wasted seed.

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  1. […] This is another very simple project. To make this feeder you’ll need a soda bottle, two wooden spoons, a sharpie marker, a craft knife and floral wire. Draw a small circle on one side of the bottle about 4 inches from the bottom. Cut it out and then cut a slightly larger hole on the opposite side. Repeat this process approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the soda bottle and sue the opposite sides. Fill the bottle with birdseed and make a hanger.{found on herecomesthesunblog}. […]

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