AED ~ for the birds

I was a little distracted by the birds outside today which led me to wanting to make a bird feeder. I had some twine, and a small glass bowl with a flanged lip from the thrift store ($.50) .

I decided to crochet a loop around the sides, first making a chain that fit the circumference of the bowl, connecting the chain into a loop, then double crochet all around and finally adding an edge with a ch4, sk1, sc1 repeated all around. (Does this make any sense? Any crochet people want to help me out here?)  Then I made a long chain and attached to opposite sides for hanging.

To ensure that the bowl won’t fall out (it’s pretty snug, but just in case), I put a strip of double stick tape for additional gripping power.

Now, I’ve found that I need different seeds to discourage pigeons. Black-oil sunflower seeds in a shell are recommended.  Also, the bowl is steady enough for small birds but unsteady with the bigger birds, which is also reccomended. We have a bird bath and those pigeons are like teenagers at a playgound. Just too big to be there.

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15 Responses to AED ~ for the birds

  1. Barb says:

    I have enjoyed your blog for a few months now. I am challenged in handcrafts but am inspired by your blog. I love the colors you put together. Hope to find a class over winter break that will teach me how crochet or knit.

  2. Michelle says:

    Ha! “Teenagers at a playground…” love that, so true! Your bird feeder is definitely the classiest around, I’m sure, and you did just fine with the instructions. Now, go put on some lotion – I’m sure your hands didn’t enjoy crocheting with that twine.

  3. AJ says:

    Excellent idea! I was just thinking today that I’d like a birdfeeder. We have a neighbor who has about a dozen and the birds were flocking like crazy to their patio this morning!

  4. “teenagers at the playground” – hilarous!

    my concern is rowdy squirrels.

  5. Teresa says:

    I love it!!! …and that’s so funny about the pigeons…

  6. Mousy Brown says:

    That is such a lovely idea! :)

  7. SewCraftyMeg says:

    What a creative idea! You inspired me… I am thinking of other ways you could use this! You made me smile with the “teenager” comment! =)

  8. Paula says:

    That’s an awesome idea! I was actually just watching a couple of woodpeckers outside of my kitchen window and filling my suet feeders. Love the winter time birds that fill up my yard and LOVE your birdfeeder!

  9. This is so cute! I need a squirrel proof one over here!

  10. Cassi says:

    Great idea! This is going on my “to make” list!

  11. emily says:

    Oh! I love this idea! Such an easy and inexpensive birdfeeder! I think some people might be getting these for x-mas from me. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Julie says:

    Love this idea! Gonna give it a try today! Just found the link from Craft Magazine and I love all your stuff! Keep up the good work! You’re an awesome inspiration to the rest of us!
    Take care,
    Julie

  13. ufuk says:

    Muhte?em fikir. Çok güzel.Harika. Ben de yapmak istiyorum . Kutlar?m sizi. Te?ekkürler….:))

  14. Bonnie says:

    Love the bird feeder idea. I was looking for an idea for a home-made feeder. I love to crochet so I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for the ideas. Love your blog.

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