At times like these when we all stay inside most of the time, birdfeeders are a great way to invite some a bit of nature into the house. Whether you’re just interested in birdwatching or would love to make sure the birds have a place to get food, birdfeeders are great for both! What is even better is that this project shows how to make a birdfeeder is made by reusing a plastic bottle and so it also reduces plastic waste. Here is how to make it.
What you will need:
- A plastic bottle
- Two large wooden spoons
- Scissors or precision knife
- Thin wire (optional)
Take the plastic bottle and using the marker make two circles on opposite sides along the same horizontal line on the bottle. Make sure this is drawn on the upper half of the bottle.
Repeat the previous step but this time make sure to draw the circles on the lower half of the bottle.
Using the scissors or the precision knife make holes on the parts of the bottles when the circles were drawn.
There should be a total of 4 holes. Make sure all of these are large enough to fit the bottom end of the spoon handle. Make two of the holes, one on the top and another on the bottom, larger than the other two.
Insert the spoons through the hole, making sure the “handle” parts of the spoons are coming out of the smaller holes.
Fill the bottle with birdseeds and that is it! If you want to hang it onto something, create a loop around the bottle cap using thin wire.
The birdseeds should naturally flow out onto the spoons, creating a space for the birds to sit and eat.