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 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 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.
- 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.
- Continue wrapping. Change colors as desired, wrapping the end of the old color beneath the new color as you work.
- Wrap 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!