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Yard Art Fest - Rusty Metal Bird Feeder using metal scrap

Make your own Bird Feeder ot of scrap leftover materials.
 
Turning leftover scrap material into a gorgeous bird feeder that becomes yard art in the garden.


Using scrap metal and wood we already had, I came up with a great up-cycle idea for Yard Art for my garden.

I almost didn't think I was going to be able to participate for this month's Yard Art Fest with my friends. I couldn't think of one thing I could make, that didn't involve spending money!
 
Metal Bird Feeder
 
Totally stumped! (pun intended) Until I talked to the brains of the house,don't tell him I said that. We figured out how to make a metal bird feeder, using leftover steel parts.

Thank God no one wanted my old metal bed frame!

Here is a list of materials we used:
1 metal bed frame twin/full size
1 - 8' long leftover plastic gutter downspout
1 piece square metal tubing 2" wide x 6' long
1 piece square metal tubing 1-3/4" wide x 2' long
1 piece 3/4" rebar 3' long
1 - 1/8" thick piece of 12" x 12" piece of scrap sheet steel
2 small metal rods
scrap wood from a pallet
1 can white spray paint
Cost for this project: $4.00 (spray paint)
 
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Hubby cut up the metal bed frame in 12" long pieces and made a box.
12" tall x 12" wide x 12" deep
He then welded 2 small scrap rods and a leftover piece of the metal bed frame to the top for roof trusses.

 
Yard Art - Rusty Metal Bird Feeder @ Rustic-refined.com
  
I spray painted the entire feeder white.
Now, remember the 2 pieces of square steel...
one fit inside of the other....
(I didn't get pic's of this part sorry, I was cooking dinner)
Hubby cut a 4" long piece of the 1-3/4" tube steel and welded it to the bottom of the feeder base.
(basically he welded a small square to the feeder bottom)
Now to make a garden stake to mount the feeder too.

Using the 2" piece of square tube steel he welded a 24" piece of rebar inside it. So it's a garden stake now.   
We cut up some pallet wood for roof shingles

I picked my spot, we dug a small deep hole and hammered the rebar/largest square steel deep in the ground.
Covered the ugly steel post with a piece of leftover downspout and plopped the feeder in place.
 
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Now you could very easily make this out of wood. I just didn't want to buy any.

This is no cost bird feeder making
the blonde redneck way.
 
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I found some already rusted flat pieces of steel we had laying around and had the feeder modified to add that rusty touch on the edges
 
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I am still debating on what to do for that area under the gables
 
Yard Art - Rusty Metal Bird Feeder @ Rustic-refined.com
 
 So I am going to live with it for a while or so and let the feeder tell me.
 
Do It Yourself Rusty Metal Bird Feeder
  
Do It Yourself Bird feeder
 

Once this metal beauty starts to naturally rust, she's gonna be great!
 
Do It Yourself Bird feeder
 
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Here are my fellow Yard Art Enthusiasts, please show them some love!


  
  
 

 


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