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!

  1. Carol says

    We used this feeder years ago. Our squirrels ate holes in the soda bottle to get to the seed. Knowing our “talented” squirrels, they would use the twine to hold on while they eat the seed. Bottle looks great!

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