i saw this idea at the local art festival a couple of years ago, and i wish i still had the artist's business card so i could properly give him/her credit here. a friend of mine bought one, and we kept saying that we wanted to try to make one ourselves, but you know how that goes.
well today i finally tried it out, and i'm really excited at how it turned out. please excuse the fact that there is no birdseed in the bowl yet. i honestly didn't expect this to work out so nicely, so i didn't buy any.
when i got home, i sawed off a 4' section of the pvc and painted it with the "oops" paint. while that dried, i pulled out my tube of Super Goop and secured the bowl, plate, spoon, and beads together how i wanted them. then i hammered the pvc about 6" into the ground by my hibiscus plant and Super Goop'd the feeder on top of it. voila!
i think next time i would use a larger plate and bowl, and i'm not sure how the spoon and beads will hold up in the elements. worst case scenario, i build another one for $5 when this one starts looking icky.