Not Just a Bird Feeder

Amethyst Fairy Lantern

This vintage feeder makes a great statement piece for your mantel or entryway as a stunning fairy lantern. Use different colored vintage feeders and flowers to achieve different looks!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Amethyst Starburst Vintage Glass Bird Feeder
  • Battery-powered fairy lights
  • Fake flowers, preferably in jewel tones
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Directions:

  1. Unscrew the orange bottle from the feeder base.
  2. Arrange a strand of fairy lights inside the bottle. Leave the battery pack hanging outside of the bottle.
  3. Screw the bottle back into the feeder base. Battery pack should rest on the seed tray.
  4. Pull fake flowers off stems. Arrange around the seed tray making sure to conceal the battery pack.
  5. Optionally, hot glue flowers to the tray to keep them in place permanently.
  6. Use the power pack to turn on the fairy lights and light up your fairy lantern.
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Baby Shower Gift

Looking for a new twist on diaper cakes and other traditional baby shower gifts? This adorable wooden feeder stuffed with goodies for baby is the perfect gift!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Deluxe Chalet Bird Feeder
  • Newborn diapers
  • Baby hair bows
  • Baby bath supplies
  • Miscellaneous baby items

Directions:

  1. Lift feeder lid, and then remove clear front panel.
  2. Slide a stack of diapers into the main seed compartment until full. Then close the lid.
  3. Fill suet holders and seed tray with pacifiers, teethers, thermometers, bath supplies, and other miscellaneous baby items.
  4. Clip baby hair bows onto wire suet holders.
  5. Tie a nice large bow to the rope and voila – you have the perfect baby shower gift!
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Candy Dispenser

Let your favorite candy take center stage with this beautiful glass bird feeder turned show-stopping candy dispenser. Use it to serve up candy corn, skittles, and other small candies.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Mason Jar Wild Bird Feeder
  • Candy corn or other small candies
  • Fake leaves
  • Tape or hot glue gun (optional)

Directions:

  1. Unscrew the mason jar bottle from the feeder base.
  2. Pour candy corn or other candy into the jar.
  3. Keeping the jar in an open side up position, screw the base back onto the jar.
  4. Quickly flip the feeder right side up. Give the jar a little shake to disperse the candy.
  5. Arrange fall leaves around the perch for extra flair. Hold in place with tape, or use hot glue to keep them permanently in place.
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Easter Egg Centerpiece

This charming feeder will make the perfect piece of spring décor or an impressive centerpiece at this year’s Easter dinner.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Mason Jar Waterer
  • Fake spring flowers
  • Pastel-colored foam eggs

Directions:

  1. Unscrew the mason jar from the feeder base.
  2. Pull fake flowers off the stems. Use them to fill the jar.
  3. Screw the base back onto the jar.
  4. Arrange eggs around the metal base.
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Fall Lantern

Autumn calls for some amazing accent pieces to make your home feel cozy. Upcycle this beautiful copper bird feeder into a stunning piece for your mantel or table!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Antique Copper Lantern Bird Feeder
  • Pinecones
  • Scented fall potpourri
  • Battery-powered fairy lights

Directions:

  1. Lift the Sure-Lock™ cap and slide off the lid.
  2. Fill the seed compartment halfway with pinecones and potpourri.
  3. Arrange a strand of fairy lights through the filler.
  4. Fill the rest of the seed compartment with remaining pinecones and potpourri, arranging the light strand as you go. The lights’ power pack should rest on top at the end.
  5. Slide the lid back in place and engage the Sure-Lock™ cap.
  6. Open the lid whenever you want to turn on the fairy lights!
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Jack-O-Lantern

Our spooky jack-o-lantern DIY is the perfect Halloween craft. It's all the best parts of a jack-o-lantern, without all of the mess!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Carnival Vintage Glass Oriole Feeder
  • Battery-powered fairy lights
  • Jack-o-lantern cut outs
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Unscrew the orange bottle from the feeder base.
  2. Arrange a strand of fairy lights inside the bottle. Leave the battery pack hanging outside of the bottle.
  3. Screw the bottle back into the feeder base. The portion with the battery pack will be the “back”.
  4. Cut out shapes to make a jack-o-lantern face. Then tape the face shapes onto the front of the feeder.
  5. Use the power pack to turn on the fairy lights and light up your jack-o-lantern!
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Modern Farmhouse Home Decor

Modern farmhouse home décor is all the rage these days, and this charming bird feeder transformation is sure to fit right in!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Farmhouse Bird Feeder
  • LED candle
  • Faux greenery

Directions:

  1. Remove the feeder’s hanging hook and lift off the lid.
  2. Insert a medium-sized LED candle and replace the feeder lid.
  3. Pull apart faux greenery and arrange it around the seed tray.
  4. Turn on the LED candle whenever you want a cozy glow in your indoor spaces.
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Nesting Material Dispenser

You can provide your backyard birds with more than just food and water! Fill a simple seed ball feeder with raw organic cotton so your feathered friends have a convenient source of materials for building nests right in your yard!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Red Seed Ball Bird Feeder
  • Raw organic cotton

Directions:

  1. Remove the feeder lid.
  2. Fill the seed chamber with cotton fluff then close the lid.
  3. Pull a few pieces of fluff through the wire mesh so it’s easier to grab.
  4. Hang the feeder in a tree near where birds like to nest.
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Picnic Caddy

Picnics need plenty of supplies. But lugging everything to the perfect spot can be a challenge. This bold DIY picnic caddy is the ideal solution to ensure a smooth and seamless summer outing.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Red Sparkle Panorama Bird Feeder
  • Utensils
  • Decorative napkins
  • Candy
  • Other small picnic supplies

Directions:

  1. Lift the Sure-Lock™ cap and slide off the lid.
  2. Fill the seed compartment with your utensils, napkins, and other supplies, rearranging until your happy with the look.
  3. Slide the lid back into place and engage the Sure-Lock™ cap.
  4. Once you’re done, use the convenient hanging cord to carry the caddy to your next outdoor event.
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Rustic Fall Centerpiece

Create a rustic centerpiece that will truly take center stage with our charming Gazebo Bird Feeder. It’s perfect for everyday décor or themed events.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Gazebo Wood Bird Feeder
  • Pinecones and other fall filler
  • Faux greenery garland

Directions:

  1. Lift the Sure-Lock™ cap and slide off the lid.
  2. Fill the seed compartment with the greenery garland.
  3. Close the feeder lid and engage the Sure-Lock™ cap.
  4. Arrange pinecones and other fall filler pieces around the seed tray.
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Rustic Lantern Candle Holder

Bring this bird feeder inside to light up your mantle and other indoor spaces. Arrange it with greenery and an LED candle to create the perfect rustic home decor.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Paul Revere Bird Feeder
  • Faux greenery garland
  • LED candle
  • Screwdriver

Directions:

  1. Undo the clasp and open the lantern lid.
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the plastic dome inside the feeder base.
  3. Wrap the garland into a small wreath and insert into the seed compart.
  4. Rest an LED candle in the middle of your garland wreath. Close the lid and clasp it.
  5. Turn on the LED candle whenever you want a cozy glow in your indoor spaces.
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Teacher Gift

Need a back-to-school gift for a deserving teacher? Check out this unique way to package everyday school supplies!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Copper Panorama Bird Feeder
  • Scissors
  • Markers, crayons and/or colored pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Large eraser
  • Mini staplers
  • Tissue paper
  • Other small school supplies

Directions:

  1. Open the feeder’s Sure-Lock™ cap and lift the lid.
  2. Carefully arrange your various school supplies inside the seed compartment.
  3. Add a sheet or two of crumpled tissue paper on top to keep everything in place.
  4. Replace the lid and engage the Sure-Lock™ cap.
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Vintage Wedding Centerpiece

Finding the perfect centerpiece for your wedding can be a challenge. This gorgeous vintage glass bottle centerpiece is sure to make a statement on your big day. Guests won’t believe it’s DIY!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Clear Antique Glass Hummingbird Feeder
  • Metallic tray
  • Wooden dowel rod
  • Small wooden clothes pins
  • Table number cards
  • Battery-powered fairy lights
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Faux greenery
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

  1. Using your hot glue gun, attach a small clothespin to the end of a dowel rod. The clip side of the clothespin should point upwards.
  2. Once the glue is dry, spray paint the dowel and clothespin with metallic paint. You can also spray paint your tray if you want them to match. Set aside to dry.
  3. Unscrew with glass bottle from the feeder base.
  4. Insert a strand of fairy lights inside the bottle. Leave the battery pack hanging outside of the bottle. Then screw the base back onto the bottle.
  5. Arrange the hummingbird feeder in the center of the serving tray.
  6. Use hot glue to attach the painted dowel rod to the back of the feeder clothespin side up.
  7. Insert your table number card into the clothespin.
  8. Arrange greenery around the feeder base, making sure to conceal the fairy light battery pack.
  9. Once festivities begin, power on the fairy lights to complete the look!
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Woodland Straw Dispenser

Creatively display decorative paper straws at you next event. The Wilderness Lantern Bird Feeder paired with birch-style paper straws makes the perfect functional decor for woodland-themed baby showers, birthday parties, and other rustic events. Use other bird feeders and straw designs to suit more themes!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Perky-Pet® Wilderness Lantern Bird Feeder
  • Birch-style paper straws

Directions:

  1. Open the feeder’s Sure-Lock™ cap and lift the lid.
  2. Arrange birch-style paper straws in the seed compartment until full.
  3. Replace the lid and engage the Sure-Lock™ cap.
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