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Upcycle vintage plates into quaint bird feeders with these easy steps

We used to think vintage plates were pretty, but not always practical – how wrong we were! When we got our creative heads on, we came up with tons of ways to reuse forgotten crockery in a unique way; these charming bird feeders are just one example.

  • Upcycle vintage plates into quaint bird feeders with these easy steps
YOU’LL NEED:
    • Thick garden twine
    • Vintage plates
    • White duct tape
    1. Cut four 12cm lengths of thick garden twine, gather together and fold in half. Bind the lengths together 4cm down from the fold by winding more twine around the hank and knotting tightly. This makes a hanging loop.

    2. Pull all the lengths taut and bind the loose ends in the same way, leaving a 10cm tassel of twine. Separate the twine between the bindings into four sets of two and place a vintage plate in the middle.

    3. Adjust the twines so they sit at quarter points around the plate and the tassel hangs down from the centre. Fix the twine in place on the underside of the plate with narrow strips of white duct tape.

    Check out the latest issue of Homemaker out on Friday 16th May for even more inspiration and ways to reinvent your vintage crockery!