The window above my kitchen sink overlooks the sweetest Chinese maple tree, and while I wash dishes or wait for my coffee to brew, my favorite thing to do is to watch the birds and animals that live and love that little tree. I’ve seen all kinds of birds, squirrels, bees, turtles, and a duck, through the seasons. I just love it.
I’ve had bird and squirrel feeders in that tiny tree, but my last bird feeder was long past overdue to be replaced. (Last fall, I watched a monster palmetto bug crawl around inside the feeder, and that had to be a sign.) This spring, I knew I wanted to upgrade my feeders in a way that was both beautiful and beneficial to my wildlife.
And when I found this pin that links to The Art of Doing Stuff’s original tutorial, and I fell in love with the DIY bird feeder! The project was so so simple, with easy to find materials, and hanging out my kitchen window, the are eye catching and perfect. What’s not to love?
The tutorial on The Art of Doing Stuff is clear and easy to follow. I found everything I needed at Lowe’s. The glass globes are meant to go on something like a ceiling fan. I used two small ones and one big one. The silicon glue was in the paint. My one difference was to use a thicker, more natural looking twine to hang my feeders, just out of personal preference. But this is the definition of an Adventure in Pinterest gone well.
I kind of clumped up the glue, just to be sure the glass itself didn’t slip out and shatter, and while you can see it up close, it’s not noticeable from a couple of steps back.
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