Upcycled Bird Feeders with Found Objects

January 29th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I used double, matching vintage plates for this feeder to give it some extra size for birds of all sizes.  
I loved to colors of this blue and yellow/gold vintage plate.  Makes for a nice pocket feeder or to store matches or any other small items.
This silverplate clamshell tray was perfect for a feeder.  I really like how the offset handle works.  I incorporated an heavy brass finial at the bottom to work as a counterweight for when those heavier birds come in, they wont throw the feed off the tray.
The brass leaves came off a retro piece of wall metal art.  The handle came off an old brass candle holder.
The side perch is part of an old trumpet.
This feeder was made with a more recent, aluminum plate.  The reflectivity of the finish in the green paint was much more brilliant though.
This triple-sectioned serving dish was perfect for a feeder.  I pulled the glass globe from an old light fixture and drip painted the interior with some clear emaerald paint.  The rest is silverplate keys from a decorative napkinring set, some brass leaves from some retro wall art and more.
I used double, matching vintage plates for this feeder to give it some extra size for birds of all sizes.  

I used double, matching vintage plates for this feeder to give it some extra size for birds of all sizes.  

Some more recent upcycled bird feeders!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, glass, green, silver, birds, Bird feeder, recycled, copper, silverplate, found objects, trays, bird, brass

Comments (10)

rzrback writes: I love the pastry blender as a perch. Very nice! Posted: 8:28 pm on June 23rd
MrsJunkAddict writes: GREAT JOB!!! I BET BIRDIES COME FROM MILES AROUND JUST TO DINE AT YOUR PLACE ;) Posted: 6:24 am on April 4th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Ohhh this is so fabulous! I just LOVE the one with the pastry blender! Lucky little birds. :)

Donna Posted: 9:12 pm on March 31st
ECOcentric writes: thats something else! you have a great imagination. Posted: 6:21 pm on March 4th
ScruffyDogDesigns writes: Very creative uses of these materials, GREAT!!!
Posted: 8:23 am on February 10th
msjunking writes: MY KIND OF FEEDERS !!!! Posted: 7:26 am on February 6th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Love the license plate feeders cause I'm a very simple person. Posted: 2:26 pm on February 3rd
snelson4778 writes: Talk about creative! you are amazing, I create a lot from re cycled items and am very proud I usually use my own vision or imagination but I must admit when I see your stuff I feel like my visions are sometimes too simple or incomplete when I see your attention to detail, I must say I liked your recent license plate bird feeder and was so impressed with so little that I did attempt one my self. So yes I copied your idea. I admit it just to see if I could do it, anyway It was fun not exactly like yours but, my compliments to you! I would love to see your work space and how you work just to see if you work like I do! anyway Your creations are great! Posted: 8:25 am on February 2nd
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, those take the cake ... er, seed. Your head must be spinning with ideas. Love em all! Posted: 5:33 am on January 31st
JunkAlley writes: I never cease to be entertained and amazed by your imaginative creations. Posted: 7:07 pm on January 29th
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