Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bird Feeder from Chippy Castoffs

 I found this odd ladel looking thing at a garage sale this morning.  I decided to make this bird feeder out of it along with a chipped up bowl, also from a garage sale on another day.

My boys were pretty sure that this was an ice fishing tool.  It's used to strain the ice chunks out of the hole after you drill in the ice.  To me it looked like a great thing to make something for the garden.  I just hot glued the bowl on.  I just really like the bright, strong colors together.
Here's a couple of views of it hung over a window.  I plan to mount it more permanantly outside the kitchen window near the hanging flower basket that has the bird nest full of eggs.  The mama and papa bird will appreciate an easy meal.
Maybe another time I'll try it with a plant on it.

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Sam said...

That's pretty cool! Unusual find with the spoon looking thing!

I'm visiting from Finding Fabulous. Have a great weekend!


Diane said...

What a great idea. I am always looking for more birdfeeder ideas. TFS.

I came here via Brambleberry Cottage. Hope you can visit me sometimes.

Ginger said...

Fantastic clever idea.
Now looking at good wills for old ladle.
Your blog rocks!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your project. I lost my husband's ice fishing sieve the first time I went ice fishing with him! (Makes for a memorable date!)

I would like to see your blog with a different text/background color. I found it difficult to read. That's just my opinion...

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love your idea! I have several vintage ladles just hangin' around. I would much prefer to put them to use the way you did.

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