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Dazzling Hanging Glass Bird Feeder

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Do you have a candy bowl with a lid or short thin vase sitting around the house waiting for the next yard sale? Maybe you thought about picking up a colorful cut glass bowl and lid at the thrift store but didn't know where you would put it? I found a blue cut glass bowl and sturdy lid with a small round knob as a handle. It had outrun its useful life and I started thinking about recycling center instead of up-cycling for a gift or outside decor.

Supplies needed

  • Marbles, beads, rocks or other small items to decorate and fill your vase;
  • Thin bottle type vase no more than 6 or 7 inches and flat on bottom and on rim on top;
  • Colored Lidded Cut Glass Bowl - (These work well and are easy to find anywhere, especially thrift stores.)
  • E-6000 Adhesive
  • 20-50 LB. fishing line
  • 2 feet bendable wire
  • Necklace extender
  • Key ring
  1. Fill your vase (or candle sticks) with some marbles or any other small objects;IMG_1210
  2. Glue the flat bottom of the vase to the center of the bowl with E-6000 adhesive. Let sit about an hour to take hold a bit. Make sure it is straight. E-6000 makes it easy to adjust for a while before it hardens in place.
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  3. Take the time to add whatever else to the backside of the lid and glue decorative colored marbles on the top of the glass lid;
  4. Glue the top to the top of the vase;
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  5. Using 30 to 50 lb. clear fishing line wrapped around the glued colored marbles and the bottom bowl. You’re going to wrap it in a star pattern. This will keep it tight. Place a dab of E-6000 at the bottom and the top, and wherever you prefer to keep it in place.
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  6. Using 2 feet of bendable wire, fold in half and using a necklace extender. Put loop around glass lid knob, and wrap. You can place beads up the wire for an even more decorative effect.
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  7. Attach key ring at the end and it is ready to hang on a hook or nail.
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  8. All there is left to do is fill with bird seed and hang. Birds not included.....

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Tutorial By: Cecelia Melton

Cecilia Melton
Cecelia Melton

As a crocheting and jewelry making enthusiast, she has years of crafting experience.
Whether working with wood or sewing, makes turning her passion for crafting into reality limitless.

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