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DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder

Feed your feathered friends in style with this easy-to-make bird feeder.

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Upcycled DIY Bird Feeder

A stainless steel mixing bowl and pie tin from a thrift store were the perfect foundation for this cheery bird feeder. With just a few dollars worth of materials and very little time you can add some color to the yard while feeding your feathered friends.

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Gather the Materials

You will need: mixing bowl / pie tin / permanent marker / drill with 3/8" drill bit / outdoor primer / spray paint / painter's tape / 12" all thread or (2) 6" all thread pieces with a coupler (found in the lighting section of the hardware store) / 4 wide washers with an opening large enough for the all thread / 4 all thread nuts / rope or twine for hanging / birdseed

Begin by thoroughly cleaning the bowl and pie tin. Mark a spot at the center of each on the inside.

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Drill the Holes

Drill a hole in the very center of each using the 3/8" drill bit. Note: Place a piece of scrap wood beneath for best results.

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Paint the Pieces

Place a piece of painter's tape over the holes on the inside to prevent paint from getting inside. Lay bowl and pie tin upside down on paper or a drop cloth and paint with primer/spray paint according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.

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