DIY: Upcycled Picture Frame Birdfeeder

Invite birds to your garden with this birdfeeder made from upcycled materials.

You will need:
• Ornate frame – mine, which I found on Trade Me measures 37cm x 24cm
• Wood glue
• 1m – 40mm x 10mm pine strip
• Plastic containers (mine were 90mm x 60mm x 60mm deep)
• Sandpaper
• Nails/hole punch
• 20mm screws
• Chain for hanging
• Skil saw/hand saw
• Resene Quick Dry Primer, test pots & brushes

Seed holder:
2 x 200mm
2 x 75mm
1 x 55mm

Cost: $35 excluding paint

1. Renovate the frame as required. Remove any glass, images and backing board. Here, I needed to re-glue the joins and repair some of the ornate edges with filler. Clamp and allow to dry.

2. Create a seed holder by measuring the plastic containers and building a frame. Glue and nail together, hole punch the nail heads, fill and allow to dry. Sand well.

3. Undercoat both pieces with Resene Quick Dry Primer. Top coat in your chosen colour once dry.

4. Cut the chain to length and attach. Angle screw the seed holder to the back of the frame.

5. Hang frame where birds can visit it. Fill the containers with seed or seed and water.


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