Summer will soon be here and I think everyone is looking forward to getting out into their yards and gardens, including our fine feathered friends. I wanted to make some unique bird feeders and since I haven’t had the pleasure of “thrift”therapy in quite sometime, I decided to see what kind of treasures I had stashed away in my collection. When I came across these metal fixtures a "light bulb" went off in my head, and I knew what I would create.
I will walk you through the process of how I created mine, but how you make yours will depend on what supplies you have. Look around your house and see what treasures you may have to work with... Happy Creating!
Wall Sconce Bird Feeder Supplies:
A wall sconce (Any wall sconce will do, it can be one that had an electric light or a candle)
A mini pie pan
A vintage Jell-O mold or baking tin
Clean all of your components to remove soils and oils.
Mine had a light so I cut off the wires and snipped off the bulb holder
I glued the Jell-O mold to the center of the pie pan and allowed it to dry
I then glued the pie pan to the sconce, and allowed it to dry
Hang from your favorite garden gate or tree, fill with bird food and enjoy!
Vintage Light Fixture Bird Feeder Supplies:
Vintage light fixture
Buttons and beads
Clean all of your components to remove soils and oils
Remove all electrical wiring
I removed the hardware and turned the top of the fixture upside down to use as a roof
I glued the desert cup to the center of the saucer and set aside to dry
I attached the hanging hardware, and covered up my mechanics by screwing and gluing on beads
I also covered the top hardware with buttons
I glued the saucer to the light fixture and allowed to dry thoroughly
Now it is ready to fill and enjoy!
I hope these will inspire you to create your own whimsical bird feeder...