Supply treats for your favorite birds by using this handmade feeder, and some may sing for their supper.
Birds appreciate supplemental food and fresh water, especially in fall and winter. You can stop feedings in summer, but a continuing supply of food will encourage birds to nest and raise young in your yard. Get the most out of your backyard by feeding birds with the help of this glass bottle feeder you can make yourself.
Wrap metal ring tightly with twine and hot-glue to secure end. Let dry. This will be the hanging ring.
Cut (4) 96-inch pieces of twine. Fold one strand in half and wrap tightly around the top of the bottle and tie knot. Repeat with another strand, placing opposite first. Repeat with the next two strands, adjacent from the first two.
To prepare, tear multiple strips of painters tape and lay on table edge. Take a single strand from one of the twine pairs and a single strand from the next pair to make a double strand. Slide a small washer onto the double strand and push up, leaving about 2 inches between it and bottle top. Place a piece of painters tape over washer to hold in place. Repeat this around the rest of the bottle, using washers of the same size, until first row is complete.
Now repeat this step with larger washers and continue around the bottle until four rows are complete.
Tie knots with pairs around the bottom of the bottle and tape each to secure. Bring opposite strands together to tie a knot and repeat with adjacent strands. These knots should be tight against the bottom of the bottle. Move up approximately one inch and tie another knot with all the strands.
Slip coupling onto strands to meet knot. Tie knot above coupling. Repeat, adding desired decorative knots. Tie the rope to the twine-covered ring, which we made in Step 1.
Use a funnel to fill decorated bottle with bird seed. Secure feeder attachment to the top of the bottle and flip upside down. Hang from your favorite tree!
Attract your favorite bird with its favorite food!