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Upcycled Bird Feeder

Created by: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

Add some homemade beauty for your flying friends this spring out of an empty plastic bottle to make an upcycled bird feeder. If you use a plain container, try painting it or wrapping it in vinyl adhesive paper.

What You'll Need:
  • Empty, clean container
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • Twine
  • Birdseed
  • Black Marker
  • Funnel
  • Small utility knife
  • Small-eye screw
Directions:
  1. Wash the empty container with soap and water. Make sure all residue has been removed and avoid using any harsh chemicals.
  2. With a permanent marker, make a mark halfway down the plastic container. Turn the plastic bottle around and draw another mark 3/4 of the way down on the opposite side.
  3. On the opposite side of each asterisk mark, draw a circle big enough to fit the handle of one of your spoons. Each circle should be around 1/2 inch lower than the marked spot on the other side.
  4. Take your utility knife and cut along the asterisk lines. Then cut out the circles. Then grab your spoon and feed it through the hole, handle first. Then push it through the smaller opening on the other side. The spoon head will serve as a feeding platform for the birds.v
  5. Put your funnel at the top of your container and slowly pour birdseed through the opening until your container is 3/4 full.
  6. Screw the small-eye screw into the lid of your container and recap it. The twine will be used to hang your feeder from a tree. Heavy-duty twine is preferable.

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