Our Colorful Bird Feeders!
Alright, so my kids begged me to buy bird feeders all Summer and I kept saying we'll make them! ...Well, we made these about 3 weeks ago, the end of Summer! Too bad it snowed today, we had to take them down :( Poor kids!
Initially I found simple instructions to make a bird feeder @ allfreecrafts.com
Easy materials needed for a DIY Bird Feeder:
-milk carton (we used granola cartons)
- white paint
-acrylic paint, or to decoupage you need strips of fabric (I repurposed material)
My kids painted with window paint, Crayola Window Crayons, & oil pastels...
Easy photo DIY *tutorial*below:
1- Paint the carton white -creating a blank canvas. (We had three to paint- I love Sweet Home Granola- Yum! They make excellent bird feeders too.)
2- Draw the door in a house-like shape 1"+ from bottom of carton.
3- Cut out door with a knife and keep the cut out shape for a roof.
4- Cut a slit in the top of the roof shape and fold in three places (shown in the photo).
5- Decorate the bird feeder carton and roof shape.
6- Use a brush to apply a coat of Mod Podge to protect drawings. I used Mod Podge to adhere repurposed material (my friend A gave it to me) to my bird feeder.
7- Glue the roof shape to carton.
8- Make holes for 2-3 skewers, evenly on the front and back of carton and push skewers through front and back.
9- Make a hole with a hole punch to hang with string or wire.
I hope you will make one too!
(It was another week before I went to the store to buy bird feed!)
Oh Happy Birdies!