Spring is here. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Enjoy the outdoors with your DIY bird feeder, made with items found at your favorite Goodwill of Orange County store.
Having a bird feeder is a great way to get to know the native birds and have your porch or yard become a regular place for them to dine.
What You Need:
(1) Melamine Plate
(1) Melamine Bowl
(1) Eyebolt 1/4 x 2 1/2
(1) 1/4″ Coupling Nut
(1) 1/4″-20 Threading Rod
(3) 1/4″ Hex Nut
(3) 1/4″ Flat Washer
(1) Drill Gun
Don’t you just love a Goodwill treasure hunt? You never know what you will find! A Melamine plate and bowl should be easy to locate at any Goodwill of Orange County store. You may want to pick up extras to make for gifts.
Here is the pretty bowl and plate we found. You can match your birdfeeder to your decor.
Step 1: Drill a hole in the middle of the plate and then the bowl. (Do this gently and slowly so that the drill does not crack the melamine)
Step 2: Take the eyebolt and screw into the coupling nut.
Step 3: Take the threading rod and thread a hex nut onto it until it sits a few inches from the top. Lay the flat washer on top of the bolt.
Step 4: Place the plate upside down until it sits on the washer and nut.
Step 5: Screw on the coupling nut to hold the plate in place
Step 6: On the other end of the threading rod, thread a hex nut and a flat washer.
Step 7: Place the bowl up against the nut and washer and secure with a hex nut and flat washer on the bottom.
Make sure to tighten all bolts and nuts before hanging.
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This project was created by Adrianna of More With Less Today.
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