Spring will soon be upon us and right now, the weather is rather chilly. If the ground is frequently frozen, I can guarantee that the birds will LOVE you for making a DIY birdfeeder for them! Luckily, this tutorial is insanely simple and all you have to do is stick items together.
After discovering the Bostik Fix and Flash superglue, I knew that I wanted to create a DIY birdfeeder using vintage crockery and candlesticks. You can see the original inspiration in this post, 10 Super Simple DIY Birdfeeders For Spring!
The crockery and candlesticks came from a charity shop but you can find similar from Dollar Tree – and yes, they’re a $1!
An Insanely Simple DIY Birdfeeder Project!
Make the easiest DIY Birdfeeder in the world using 3 simple props and some magical superglue by Bostik
- Bostik Fix and Flash
- To make the insanely simple DIY Birdfeeder, gather your supplies together. Ensure the candlestick is short. If you want the birdfeeder to be taller, find a candlestick that has a deep cavity where you could attach a piece of copper pipe.
- The pipe or candlestick will be inserted into the ground, packed with mud to secure and is a great way to ensure that it doesn't get hidden by plants. Although the birds would probably find it, no matter what!
- Take your Bostik Fix and Flash (you can get yours from Hobbycraft) and apply an even layer around the top of the candlestick. Turn the saucer upside down and attach the candlestick to the underside, reposition to ensure it's in the centre.
- Let's Get Flashy! Now is the fun part. Activate the light at the top of the Bostik Fix and Flash and apply the light source for 15 seconds.
- Repeat with the teacup planter and attach it to the top of the saucer, then apply the light source for 15 seconds. Once you're happy that it's truly secure, take it outside for a test drive.
- Now, all that you have to do is plant it in your flower bed and fill with some tasty birdseed! You could make several of these and display on different sizes/lengths of pipe or candlesticks and scatter through your beds. Only if you love birds though and don't have cats!
How easy was that DIY birdfeeder project?!
Of course, due to the type of glue used, this project is not suitable for kids BUT they could help you by applying the light source as you twirl the candlestick! You can also find birdseed at your local garden centre.
Do not feed them bread whatever you do. Birds are not meant to eat bread, their wee digestive systems can’t handle it. Same goes for ducks! Don’t do it!
Make Several DIY Birdfeeders For Your Garden
You could make a beautiful display piece in your backyard using a cluster of them at different heights. To do that, use the copper pipe that I spoke of during the video. You could use tall slim vases if you decide to use copper pipe and make your bird feeders taller. DollarTree also has some excellent vase selections!
The reason I wouldn’t use candlesticks for the taller diy birdfeeder, is that traditionally, the holes aren’t generally too deep. It’s all about weight distribution that no amount of glue will be able to hold for very long!
Now it’s your turn. If you’ve made a DIY birdfeeder using ANY supplies or tutorials, I want to hear about it! Be sure to leave a comment below and share this post if you loved it!
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