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To finish the seed trays we glued some scrap plastic walls into position as shown. Basically the seeds will fall out of the drilled holes through the bottle and into this tray.
The bottle is wired to the trex fish frame as shown. The bottle should be secure but do not over tighten the wires or you will chance cracking the glass.
The finished Nautical Wine Bottle Bird Feeder makes a unique addition to any backyard.
DIY How to make nautical Fish Shaped Wine Bottle Bird Feeder. Click above for short video showing how easy it is to build.
DIY Nautical Art
Two to four holes are drilled. The holes are located toward the bottom of the horizontal bottle. They have to be located so they fit inside the seed tray. This way seed will fall from the bottle and slide into the seed tray.
Check out this short YouTube video which depicts the entire process on how to make this Wine Bottle Bird Feeder. These Fish Bird Feeders are great for Nautical themed or waterfront homes.
The fin assembly seed tray is wired to the bottle as shown. Please notes we also drilled a few drainage holes to prevent rain water from accumulating.
The basic shape is cut out with a jig saw. A hole is drilled for the eye.
Start by making a template for the wine bottle and then transfer the design onto Trex. We prefer Trex because its waterproof but wood could also be used.
The bottom fins will be the bird feeders seed tray. We found a brown plastic PVC Post Cap @ Home Depot. We cut a triangle out of each side leaving an hour glass shaped piece. We then used a heat gun to warm up and bend the plastic so that each fin pints downward.