Salad dressing bird feeder | Nifty Thrifty Decorator
I know I’ve done a bird feeder before, but it didn’t attract too many birds and it ended up swamped with water, so I’ve changed things up a little.
For this bird feeder you’re going to save up some salad dressing or ketchup bottles. Make sure you clean them out with some dish soap and let them drip dry for a couple of days. Keep the caps, scrape off the labels, etc.
So here’s the bottle.
Originally, I used an 8 inch to 12 inch long piece of wooden dowel, but then looking at it, I decided to shorten the dowel to about 6 inches long. Only small light birds will be able to get on there and that should be okay for this feeder. Bigger birds tend to need stouter branches or feed on the ground anyway.
Use a funnel to help you get the seeds in and you’re done! Be sure to check out books about feeding birds that hang around your area in the winter time and find out what kind of food they like. You’ll have more chance of drawing birds to your feeder that way.