Repurpose old 2-liters into a cute pumpkin bird feeder (VIDEO)

Nov 19, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. ET

Decorate your home with a fall-themed bird feeder to get even the birds into the holiday season.

Supplies:

  • Two 2-liter bottles
  • Orange paint
  • Green paint
  • X-Acto knife
  • Dowel
  • Drill
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut out the bottom of one of the bottles so that it is 2 inches tall.
  2. Cut out the bottom of the second bottle so that it is 4 inches tall.
  3. Drill 2 small holes into the 4-inch bottle piece to string a ribbon through.
  4. Insert the longer bottle piece into the shorter bottle piece.
  5. Drill holes for a perch.
  6. Cut out a 1-1/2 inch hole on each side for the birds to get the food from.
  7. Cut a leaf shape out of the leftover plastic.
  8. Paint the leaf and dowel green.
  9. Paint the bottle pieces orange to create a little plastic pumpkin.
  10. Once dry, assemble everything. Add the ribbon, glue on the leaf, push the two bottle pieces together, add the dowel and then add the bird feed.

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