ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Wine Cork Bird Feeder

Updated on April 25, 2015

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Bird Feeder

Blue Jays and Red Cardinals love this feeder in the winter.
Blue Jays and Red Cardinals love this feeder in the winter. | Source

Materials You Will Need


145 corks

hot-melt glue gun

3-10 inch glue sticks.

coping saw

Build a Cork Bird Feeder

The bottom has 40 corks.
The bottom has 40 corks. | Source

How To Assemble Wine Cork Bird Feeder

The birdfeeder's base is 9 1/2 x 8 inches.

Step #1: You need 40 corks to build the base of the bird feeder. It is easier to build this bird feeder on a board the same size as the bottom. The board will also support the feeder when it is full of bird seed.

Make rows like the pattern shown and use your glue gun to seal up the cracks and glue the 40 corks together. I used two rows of 10 corks for the sides and two rows of four for the ends . Fill in the hole with two corks up and two corks across so the bird seed will hold fast onto the feeder when it is windy.





Build a Cork Bird Feeder

Cut corks off the size of the width of one cork..
Cut corks off the size of the width of one cork.. | Source
Setting in the railing and placing the up right roof supports.
Setting in the railing and placing the up right roof supports. | Source

Assembling The Railing

Step 2: You will need 18 corks to assemble the railing. The railing holds the birdseed in and allows the birds to land on the feeder.

First: Cut all the corks on the base edge in half and only halfway down into the cork. Then take the coping saw and cut all the pieces out. This will leave you with an outside edge like an L shape so the cork railing will fit into this groove snugly. The railing will hold better with no cracks so the bird seed won't blow away. See the Picture:

Second: Your railing is 5 corks glued end to end for the sides and 4 corks glued end to end for the front and back. If these rows of corks don't fit into each other on the ends simply cut them with the saw until they do and glue them into the groove you have sawed.

Third: Glue two corks together and repeat to make 6 upright posts to support the cork roof. Glue them snugly into the bottom and also glue them to the railing to make them more sturdy to support the cork roof.




Build a Cork Bird Feeder

Glue roof peak to one side of roof
Glue roof peak to one side of roof | Source
Adding left roof support
Adding left roof support | Source
Adding right roof support
Adding right roof support | Source
Up right roof posts -supports
Up right roof posts -supports | Source
Posts connecting to roof supports
Posts connecting to roof supports | Source
Posts connect to roof supports
Posts connect to roof supports | Source
All done. Hang outside or inside.
All done. Hang outside or inside. | Source

Assemble the Roof

You will need 75 corks to assemble the cork roof.

Step 1: Glue 10 corks together side to side. See Picture. Repeat 5 times To make 3 rows of corks. Then glue 3 of these rows together to form one side of the roof and repeat for the other side. See Pic:

Step 2: The peak of the roof is 5 corks glued end to end. Repeat 2 more times to make the other roof supports.

Step 3: Take one of the 5 cork rows and glue it to one side of the roof on a 45 degree angle. Then do the same for the other side. This will give you a peaked roof. See Pic:

Step 4: The five cork roof supports you made get glued near the bottom on each roof panel. See Pic:

Step 5: Take your glue gun and put a heavy bead of glue on the top of each roof post support on the base of your bird feeder. Lower the roof gently to these 6 posts and hold it there until glue dries.

The Bird Will Love This Cork Bird Feeder

Last Step: . Then turn entire bird feeder over and add extras glue to supports and under roof overhang. This will make it strong enough for the birds to land and enjoy their feeding. Place in your yard on top of a flat wood surface to fully support the bottom full of seed and enjoy your new bird friends.

TIP: You can reinforce all joints with a stronger glue. That is what I did so it is weather worthy. Enjoy your day and your new bird feeder.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cheers and thank you CharronsChatter. That sounds like a great idea. You made my day with your comment. Have a great day:)

    • CharronsChatter profile image

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      You ar one crafty lady! What say I drink the wine, send you the corks...hehehe. I bet the birds love it, and it is very clever and cute! A complete DIY! :)

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you BlossomSB. I hope you enjoy building your cork bird feeder.

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a great idea! Thank you for the instructions.

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have fun building your bird feeder Always and thank you for your comment. If the roof is too hard to build simply put a flat roof on and then you could build 3-4 stories all different sizes.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love how you build so many useful things out of wine corks. I am an avid bird feeder and would enjoy the challenge. Thank you for sharing..

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ Thanks a lot Eiddwen. The birds love it.

      @ Phyllis Doyle I appreciate your comment. Thank you. You can put suet in it also.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Suzzycue, what a great idea ! To recycle the wine corks and build a useful bird feeder is awesome. Thanks for sharing this wonderful craft.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful share and thank you very much . Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful share and thank you very much . Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @galleryofgrace Thank you and yes the corks will not rot in the weather.

      @ Kathryn Thank you and you are welcome. Have a great day venturing out.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a pretty detailed tutorial! I love bird feeders, and it would be a good craft for anyone with wine corks. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • galleryofgrace profile image

      galleryofgrace 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      This is an exceptional idea! Thank You. The corks will also last a long time in the weather.

    • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for stopping by and making my day Carol. I appreciate all the pinning and sharing a lot.

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I just love your cork crafts. This little birdhouse is so cute. I have got to do something with my corks...and I love these great reminders. Voting up+++ and pinning.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)