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DIY Chandelier Bird Feeder

Paige Paige Fengshui, Home & Family, Outdoor Living

Ahhhh Spring … is there anything as pretty? Spring indulges all the senses, sight, touch, smell and sound. And one of the prettiest sounds in Spring is the singing of the birds. So I was thinking, why not invite them into your yard for a little snack? Then you can hear them sing all day.  I have the perfect solution to feed the birds by taking something old that you might have thrown away, and I’m turning it into a beautiful backyard decoration that attracts little bird friends to your yard. You know how much I love to repurpose things and this DIY Chandelier Bird Feeder is no exception. Here is how to get started.

You Will Need:

  • Liquid nails
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Spray paint in a light green
  • Acrylic paint in an assortment of colors (dark green, red, pink, orange)
  • Sponge
  • Wire cutters
  • Old chandelier
  • Small ramekins
  • Shepherd hook for lawn (Optional: You could hang this from a tree or porch as well)
  • OPTIONAL: Sand paper

How-To:

  1. Disassemble the chandelier. You will need to use wire cutters to remove the wire from the chandelier cup.
  2. Remove any glass that the chandelier has.
  3. Since the cups need to be right-side up, determine if you need to turn the chandelier over or use as is.
  4. Clean the chandelier and use sandpaper if necessary to remove any rust or corrosion.
  5. Paint the entire chandelier green and set aside to dry.
  6. Paint the ramekins bright yellow and set aside to dry
  7. Once all of the items are dry, use liquid nails to set the ramekins in the chandelier cups. Use hot glue to help set up quickly.
  8. Hang your bird feeder on a shepherd hook (or from a tree or your porch).
  9. Fill each ramekin with birdseed.
  10. Enjoy all of your new favorite back yard visitors.

 Tips:

  • You can paint this any color to go with the décor of your home.
  • Not matter what kind of chandelier you have, you can easily turn it into a bird feeder.If the lights don’t go the way you want, turn the entire structure over and you will still have great bones to turn into a bird feeder.
  • If the chandelier has crystals hanging, be sure to remove them with your wire cutter.This will scare off the birds or entangle them and we don’t want that!

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XOXO,

Paige

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