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:
- Spray Paint in assorted colors- This is the brand I use
- Custard Cups – I use these if I am putting candles in them
- Custard Cups – I use one similar to this in the winter
- Liquid Nails
- Wire Cutters
Instructions to make a DIY bird feeder out of a chandelier:
Step 1) Remove bulbs from chandelier
Step 2) Remove plastic wire cover from chandelier
Step 3) Unscrew bulb holder
Step 3) Cut wires with wire cutters
Step 8) Replace the metal base and replace the nut from the bulb holder.
Step 10) Spray paint in desired color. Let dry.
Step 11) Using Liquid Nails, glue custard cups to metal bases
Step 12) Let dry overnight
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.
For your convenience, I have included of few of my favorite items to pair with my DIY Bird Feeder:
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