Feedback

Upcycled frame birdfeeder


From NZ Gardener magazine

Rose Hughes comes up with the picture perfect project for bird lovers.

You will need: Ornate frame (mine, which I found on trade Me measures 37cm x 24cm), Wood glue, 1m - 40mm x 10mm pine strip, plastic containers (mine were 90mm x 60mm x 60mm deep), sandpaper, nails/hole punch, 20mm screws, chain for hanging, skill saw/hand saw, Resene Quick Dry Primer, test pots & brushes.

Cutting lists: Seed holder: 2 x 200mm, 2 x 75mm, 1 x 55mm.

Cost: $35 excluding paint.

Step 1 Step one
Renovate the frame as required. Remove any glass, images and backing board. Here, I needed to re-glue the joins and repair some of the ornate edges with filler. Clamp and allow to dry.
Step 2 Step two
Create a seed holder by measuring the plastic containers and building a frame. Glue and nail together, hole punch the nail heads, fill and allow to dry. Sand well.
Step 3 Step three
Undercoat both pieces with Resene Quick Dry Primer. Top coat in your chosen colour once dry.
Step 4 Step four
Cut the chain to length and attach. Angle screw the seed holder to the back of the frame. Fill the containers with seed or seed and water
Birds in the feeder Closeup of bird feeder
Birds in the frame Front of birdfeeder
Back of the bird feeder Back of birdfeeder
 
Follow
View Videos
 

Resene Paints Ltd

Choose your Resene paint colours

Our vision is to be respected as an ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene’s images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

Australia:
PO Box 924, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207
P: 1800 738 383. F: 1800 064 960
advice@resene.com.au
www.resene.com.au

New Zealand:
PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045
P: +64 (4) 577 0500, 0800 RESENE (737 363). F: (04) 577 0600
advice@resene.co.nz
www.resene.co.nz