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Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Spotted: DIY Bird Feeder from an Old Glass Soda Bottle

Spotted: DIY Bird Feeder from a Glass Soda Bottle

Got a glass soda bottle in your recycle bin? Fish it out and make a DIY bird feeder for your garden!

I try to avoid refined sugar, but I do have a weakness for fancy sodapop sometimes as a treat. Give me a ginger beer or tonic water in a glass bottle with a vintagey label, and I’m a happy lady. I always feel bad tossing those pretty bottles in the recycle bin, so I was happy to run across a tutorial at Bird & Blooms for turning a glass soda bottle into a DIY bird feeder!

Here’s what you need to make your own DIY bird feeder:

  • glass soda bottle (Save the cap! You’ll need it!)
  • 1/4-in. threaded steel rod, 12 in. long
  • 7-1/4 x 7-1/2-in. turnbuckle with two eyebolts
  • Loctite glue
  • chicken feeder base
  • washer
  • 1/4-in. threaded wing nut
  • G-hook
  • 1-in. diamond drill bit
  • 1/2-in. regular twist drill bit

Ready to get crafty? Click here for the tutorial!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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