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How to make a free bird feeder!

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Ok so maybe it's not totally free because you have to drink some lucozade first from one of the handy smaller bottles.

Why lucozade? That's because the bottle is not printed so the design comes off as a 'plastic sleeve' leaving a lovely clean bottle behind with no paper or glue still stuck to it. It's also slightly more elegant than some bottles and looks a bit better than a huge 'coke' or 'fanta' bottle which would probably look more like the wind had blown rubbish into your trees.

FIRST   Drill two small holes opposite each other near the top of the bottle. This is where you will thread your string to hang the 'feeder'

THEN Drill two larger holes about 6mm opposite each other as near to the bottom of the bottle as you can. This is where you will thread through a random twig later to act as a perch for the birds.

FINALLY Cut a 'tongue' or almost circular flap about 1-2cm above where your 'perch twig' will be. leave about 2-3cms uncut at the top. When you push this flap into the bottle its shape will keep it open as it catches the inside of the bottle.

FINALLY FINALLY  (ok so I made a small mistake with the last heading.... Just fill with seed and hang.   JOB DONE 5 minutes.

Pictures speak a thousand words so have a look at these.. oh and spread the word. . .  There just like Blue Peter all over again.... next week  a WORKING NUCLEAR REACTOR from a stale loaf and some sticky backed plastic.:)

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Reply Mark Sheerin
3:35 AM on March 13, 2014 
Brilliant put one up yesterday and this morning it is flocked by birds