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.

So…

Inspiration: The Garden Glove

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Ceiling glass light cover, as is.

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

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

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Found these giant hooks at Dollar Store.

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

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Good luck!

To be continued…

Hanging Crystals & Bulbs

We inherited some glass bulbs with the property.

I had a few crystals – bought more at the annual swap meet in Arizona last year. 

Time to put them up.

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Being apprehensive of hanging fishing line, I used jewelry wire which is nylon coated stainless steel.

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Being extra careful, I used three jewelry clamps per unit.

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I tiered glass beads.

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The hexagon crystal is set on it’s side.

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Hanging around, outside.

To be continued…