Twine-Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder

Use double-stick tape and twine to turn a glass bottle into a one-of-a-kind DIY bird feeder!

Jill Staake

Not long ago, I bought a cool little gadget that allows you to turn a plastic soda bottle into a DIY bird feeder, with the intention of doing this project with my nephews when I visit them next month. In the meantime, though, I discovered that this adapter can also be used on glass bottles, and decided to try a project for myself instead! This DIY bird feeder is made by wrapping twine around a glass bottle, held in place with double-stick tape. Here’s how I did it.

Twine Wrapped DIY Bottle Feeder

Twine-Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder Supplies

  • Soda Bottle Feeder adapter (shown below)
  • Glass bottle (be sure your bottle fits the adapter)
  • Jute twine (I got 3 rolls for $1 at the dollar store) in color(s) of your choice
  • Double-stick tape
  • Metal corner bracket (found at your local hardware store)
  • Superglue, scissors

Twine Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder

Twine-Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder Directions

  • Wrap a few inches of the bottle with double-stick tape. I found it easiest to work one section at a time, rather than wrapping the whole bottle at once. I used a very wide double-stick tape to make the process a little faster.

Twine Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder

  • Begin wrapping twine. Tuck the end underneath the first few rows as you work for a neater appearance. Keep each row of twine very close to the next, pushing it firmly into place as you go.

Twine Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird Feeder

  • Continue wrapping. Change colors as desired, wrapping the end of the old color beneath the new color as you work.
  • Twine Wrapped Bottle DIY Bird FeederWrap until you’ve covered as much of the bottle as desired. Be sure to cover all visible tape. Use a dot of superglue to hold the final bit of twine in place.
  • Glue the metal bracket to the bottom of the bottle and add twine to hang. (See this project for more info.)
  • Fill your DIY bird feeder, add the bottom feeder piece, and hang!

One note: I haven’t tried this feeder out in very rainy conditions yet – I wouldn’t be surprised to find that it doesn’t hold up to intense rain very well. Still, it was fun to create, and cost only a few dollars. It will be great for the drier winter months here in Florida, and I can always bring it in if it we have lots of wet weather in the forecast.

Looking for more DIY bird feeder ideas? Check out the Birds & Blooms Backyard Projects pages!

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