Friday, March 2, 2012

A Higher Purpose

We  recently found a cool looking old pot lid at the thrift shop.

It looked like it had some interesting history, as well as a really pretty patina from its previous life.

We decided to rescue it and turn it into a bird feeder.

Three evenly spaced holes were drilled around the edge.

A black chain was used to complement the dark patina.

We used a split ring to join the 3 chains at the top.

Here's the finished feeder, with safflower seed in it.

This is another pot lid feeder we made, using 3 different-sized lids (shown below). Since these lids are a silvery aluminum color, we used silver chain to match. The largest lid is at the top, so any bird poop from perching birds won't land in the lower levels.

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."

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