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Clear Gorilla Glue – An Easy DIY Bird Feeder (no tools needed)

Clear Gorilla Glue – An Easy DIY Bird Feeder (no tools needed)

Recently we have just sold our long-time home and move into a new one. Though the new house was a major improvement compared to our old one’s, I still find myself thinking back about our old house espicially the little side garden area we called the “bird sanctuary”. We gave the area that name kind of as a joke, as it wasn’t very fancy looking, (My hubby call it has a rustic look, lol) but the name stuck. 

The garden had several bird feeders, a bubbling fountain plus tons of colorful flowers that always attracted butterflies.  I loved sitting out on the porch watching all of the different birds throughout the day – Cardinals, Lesser Goldfinches, Red House Finches and best of all we had a couple of Painted Buntings that visited all the time! It was very beautiful and most importantly, peacefull.

Needless to say, I’ve been missing that feeling and I want to recreat it.

My lil missy and I were brainstorming different ways we could dress up the garden for spring since it’s still too early for the flowers to bloom. The kids love spotting and identifying all the different birds too, so we decided to make our own colorful DIY bird feeder to attract more birds this year.

Simple, No Tools Needed, Bird Feeder:

I don’t really like to mess with tools, (I leave that to the hubby, lol.) So I knew our DIY Bird Feeder needed to be something easy we could put together with just a bit of glue and paint. After browsing around at Home Depot and various craft stores, we decided to use the dollar birdhouses and paint them bright colors to help liven up the area and hopefully attract more birds.

When it came to the glue, we needed something that was really strong, would hold up to the outside elements and would dry clear. Thankfully we have the perfect solution for that:

Clear Gorilla Glue is a super tough glue with a speaciall Clear Formula that’s perfect for projects in which you don’t want any glue showing.  (Like adhering glass to metal, use on mirrors or any other project where you don’t want visible glue.)  The best part is that the Clear Gorilla Glue dries crystal clear, is non-foaming and water resistant.  It is easy to use, is incredibly strong and bonds to virtually anything! Since we are painting the bird feeder such pretty bright colors, we didn’t want any glue showing where we attached the little birdhouses or the L brackets. Clear Gorilla Glue doesn’t foam or expand as it cures, making it the perfect choice for this project.


Ready to make a bird feeder?

Supplies needed:

  • Birdhouses (you can find a variety of little wooden birdhouses and the craft store for anywhere from $1 to $5, depending on the size)
  • Clear Gorilla Glue
  • paint
  • foam brushes
  • Flat tray with lip for the birdhouses to sit on (an old baking tray, picture frame or wooden tray from the craft store)
  • L brackets (if you plan to hang the bird feeder from a hook)
  • String or twine

Step 1: Paint birdhouse(s) and tray.  Let paint dry.


Step 2: Mark where the L brackets are going to go and glue to the bottom of the tray.  Let dry.

Step 3: Add glue to the bottom of the birdhouse(s) and press firmly into place on the tray. Let the Clear Gorilla Glue dry completely, this will give the glue time to form a tough bond.

Step 4: Run a piece of twine or string through the holes of the L brackets and tie into a square knot, adding a dot of Clear Gorilla Glue to secure the knot. Let Dry.

That’s it, you are done.  Hang your bird feeder and watch the birds eat!

Now it’s your turn!  Share your favorite way to brighten up your garden before the flowers start to bloom in the comment section below!




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