Bird feeders are great ways to feed the hungry birds lingering around in your backyard. Melissa shows us how to make an inexpensive but trendy bird feeder using items found around your home. This project is found to be very fun when involving your family or friends.
Supplies and Equipment:
(makes 1 feeder, but make as many as you like!)
2 wooden spoons
permanent marking pen
small cup hooks
length of string or yarn
acrylic paint (assorted colors),
glossy clear coat, paint brushes or sponges
Draw a 1/2 inch “X” on the side of a clean 1-liter soda
bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom.
On the opposite side of the bottle draw another “X”
about 2 inches from the bottom.
Draw a 1-inch-wide circle on
the bottle opposite each “X”
Use a craft knife to slit the “X” lines and cut out the
circles. Ask for assistance if you are not comfortable using a sharp knife.
Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then across through
the opposite “X”. Push spoon through bottle until it can’t go any
further past the large end of the spoon. Repeat with the other spoon.
Remove the bottle cap. Press and twist a small cup hook
into the top of it for hanging.
Fill your feeder with bird seed, put the cap back on,
and tie on a length of twine or yarn to hang it from a tree.