How to make a water fountain out of a 2-liter bottle for birds

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Sources of dripping water and pools of clean water easily attract birds. Birds will drink it, play in it and clean themselves in a dependable water source. You can use a plastic 2-liter bottle to create a slow-drip fountain that will attract birds to your yard. The fountain can go above any existing bird bath you have in your yard, or you can set it above a clean, upturned dustbin lid to create your own bird bath with a fountain.

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Things you need

  • Push-pin
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Garbage can lid

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  1. 1

    Rinse out the 2-liter bottle with clean water, and remove any labels from the outside of the bottle. Any shiny, reflective surface on the label may scare the birds away.

  2. 2

    Remove the bottle cap, and turn the bottle upside-down. Use a pushpin to make a small hole in the bottom of the bottle. Cover the hole with a piece of tape.

  3. 3

    Fill the bottle with water. Tie the loose end of a piece of string around the bottle neck, and replace the cap. Wrap the other end of the string around a branch or nail, cut it from the spool, and tie a knot to secure it. To incorporate the fountain into a bird bath, tie it to a branch or nail above the bird bath.

  4. 4

    Remove the piece of tape from the bottom of the bottle. A stream of water will slowly drip from the bottom of the water bottle fountain into the bird bath. If you did not hang the fountain over a bird bath, place an upturned garbage can lid under the fountain to catch the water.

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