I was inspired when Jennifer, one of my very crafty friends, showed me a picture of a bird feeder made from a wine bottle. We were both excited about the concept. We chatted about how cute it was, but we saw some issues with the functionality of the design. I kept thinking about the bird feeder idea and finally came up with my own design that is fairly inexpensive and doesn't require any glass cutting.
- large wine bottle
- 6 inch square glass plate ( I found mine at the grocery store for less than $2)
- 24-30 inches of 12 gauge galvanized utility wire
- silicon adhesive
- dry erase marker
- drill with 1/8 inch glass and tile bit and a 1/2 inch glass bit
- wire cutter
- safety glasses
Start by washing and removing the label from your wine bottle.
My first attempt at filling this feeder turned out to be a disaster. The neck of the bottle is pretty narrow and I spilled bird food all over the place. You can avoid my mistake by making a simple paper funnel so the seeds go into the bottle without all the mess. Much easier and cleaner.
If you are wondering whether the birds will like this type of feeder... They look happy to me.