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Make a Bird Feeder from 2-Liter Plastic Bottles

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Repurpose a 2-liter plastic bottle to make a one-of-a-kind (and kid friendly) DIY Bird Feeder from a 2-Liter Plastic Bottle.

I’m back again this month on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry sharing with you How to Make a Bird Feeder from a 2-Liter Plastic Bottle. This craft project is easy, fun, and even kid-friendly!

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I love spring, the outdoors, gardening, bird-watching, and craft projects! This bird feeder combines all my favorites into one. Plus, I can even get the grandkids involved!

When our grandkids come to visit, they actually expect to participate in a craft project. In fact, our twin granddaughters think they have to paint, bake, and camp in the backyard every time they visit. I’m good with that!

How To Make A Bird Feeder From A 2-Liter Plastic Bottle

Needless to say, this fun bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle craft project will be on the activity list the next time our granddaughters come to visit.

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I even created a video tutorial on how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle. You’ll find the video on my YouTube channel. Simply click on the below image to go to the video tutorial. And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there so that you’ll be notified when new video tutorials are made available! (Thank YOU!!)

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Bird Feeder from Plastic 2-Liter Bottles

Make a Bird Feeder from 2-Liter Plastic Bottles

Yield: 1 bird feeder
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Upcycle your empty 2-liter plastic bottles to make these adorable Bird Feeders. A fun project that your family will love making!

Materials

  • 2-liter plastic bottles
  • dish soap
  • outdoor paints
  • glue sticks
  • rope or twine
  • bamboo skewer
  • bird seed

Tools

  • scissors
  • permanent marker
  • paint brushes
  • drill & drill bit
  • glue gun
  • funnel

Instructions

  1. Before you begin making your bird feeder, you'll want to remove the label from your 2-liter bottle. You'll also need to wash the bottle with dish soap and warm water. Then rinse and allow to completely dry before proceeding.
  2. Once your bottle is clean and dry, you will cut it into two pieces. To do so, carefully poke a pointed end of your scissors into the side of the bottle about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom. Cut around the perimeter of the bottle, cutting it literally in half. My top piece measured about 5" in height.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  3. Then depending on how tall you want your feeder to be, cut off about 3" along the top edge of the bottom piece of the bottle. This will allow for the top to slide over the bottom a little easier. My bottom piece measured about 4" in height.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  4. Next you will mark and cut the feeding hole in the bottom section of the bottle. Take the bottle cap and hold it on the side of the bottle. Trace around the cap. Insert the tip of the scissors in the center of the drawn circle. Cut out the circle.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  5. You'll also cut a hole for the perch (bamboo skewer). Again, use the tip of the scissors to puncture a small hole that's just big enough to insert the skewer into.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  6. Using outdoor paint that is designed for use with plastic will help ensure your project stands up to the weather. With the paint colors of your choice, paint a thin layer of paint on the outside of both pieces of the bottle and the bottle cap.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  7. Allow the paint to dry completely and apply a second coat. Repeat as necessary to completely cover. You only need to paint the outside of the bottle pieces and the outside of the bottle cap.
  8. Then you can decorate the bird feeder by painting on flowers, lady bugs, geometrical shapes, polka dots, stripes, and more! (This is the perfect time to involve the kiddos!)
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  9. Once your pieces are painted and dry, it's time to put them together. Start by inserting the perch (dowel) into the small hole. Secure in place from the inside with hot glue.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  10. Insert the perch into the small hole. Secure in place from the inside with hot glue.
  11. Drill a hole in the center of the bottle cap. You want the hole to be big enough to slide through two strands of twine.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  12. Once the hole is drilled, fold the twine in half and insert the loop from the inside of the cap. Tie a knot in the twine ends and secure with hot glue.
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!
  13. You're now ready to fill the bird feeder. Using a funnel, add seed to the bird feeder from the spout. Secure the lid and hang your bird feeder!
    Learn how to make a bird feeder from a 2-liter plastic bottle!

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