Upcycled Bird Feeder

I would like to bring bird activity closer to the house. I’ve been successful at bringing the hummingbirds closer, but am still waiting for THE BIRDS.

I had set up the bird bath. I added color and texture, plus put in some hay, which naturally keeps the water clean. I’ve seen one bee in the bird bath – who was wounded – that doesn’t really count.


Inspiration: The Garden Glove


Ceiling glass light cover, as is.


“Painted” with Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker.  Baked at 350° F for 1/2 hour to “set” the colors.


Rope fitting enhanced with Permatex Clear RTV silicone adhesive. Added extra adhesive to the tied knot.



Found these giant hooks at Dollar Store.



The finished project, filled with bird seed, hanging from the Bay Laurel tree..at the front door.


Good luck!

To be continued…


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