Old chandeliers are one of my favorite things to repurpose for several reasons:  I love that they come in all different shapes and sizes, they are almost free at every garage sale and they make a great DIY bird feeder.  Next time you are at a yard sale, grab two chandeliers and you can also make a solar chandelier for outdoor lighting to brighten your outdoor decor!

This is the first project I ever shared on Kansas City Live and I just shared it on Better KC.  It is still one of my very favorite projects.   My husband, John is a bird lover so several of these bird feeders are scattered around on our property. The pops of color they give to our yard make me smile.

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Supplies for a DIY Bird Feeder:

Instructions to make a DIY bird feeder out of a chandelier:

 

create a diy bird feeder from a chandelier

Step 1) Remove bulbs from chandelier

chandelier bird feeder wires

Step 2) Remove plastic wire cover from chandelier

 

create a diy bird feeder from a chandelierStep 3) Unscrew bulb holder

create a diy bird feeder from a chandelier

Step 3) Cut wires with wire cutters

create a diy bird feeder from a chandelier

 

Step 8) Replace the metal base and replace the nut from the bulb holder.

 

Updating you home lighting? Don't throw away that old brass chandelier, repurpose it! Turn that old chandelier into a unique Bird Feeder with spray paint!

Step 10) Spray paint in desired color. Let dry.

Updating you home lighting? Don't throw away that old brass chandelier, repurpose it! Turn that old chandelier into a unique Bird Feeder with spray paint!

Step 11) Using Liquid Nails, glue custard cups to metal bases

Step 12) Let dry overnight

create a diy bird feeder from a chandelier

I hope you will think about grabbing that old brass chandelier you see on your next visit to your local ReStore, thrift shop or garage sale. Thinking of these DIY bird feeders hanging in your backyard instead of being in a landfill somewhere makes my heart happy.

create a DIY bird feeder out of an old chandelier

 

For your convenience, I have included of few of my favorite items to pair with my DIY Bird Feeder:

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12 Comments

  1. I love this idea! There are so many things you can do with a chandelier but this is one that I have never thought of! Very clever and I hope to do this next time I find a good used one!

  2. This is amazing! Love the color, too!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. See so many of these but never thought of grabbing them, going yard sailing Saturday and I’m hoping I can find some, I’m going to make me some for my yard. Thanks for such a great idea.

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