Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY Bird Feeders

Ever since the weather warmed up and the robins and other birds were out in full force, my kids had been asking to make bird feeders.  I found a simple idea via Mom Endeavors blog

Made out of tin cans and ribbon, you probably have everything you need right at home.  They were super simple and fun to make with the kids!

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You will need a wooden dowel cut in small pieces, an can, spray paint, hot glue, ribbon, and bird seed.

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We spray painted our cans white so they would stand out and painted our dowels pink and blue with acrylic paint.  Simply hot glue a ribbon around the can and cut a longer piece of ribbon to tie from the tree.  Fill with birdseed and hope the birdies come!

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It took a few days, but our cans were soon discovered and quickly emptied!  Happy Spring!

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9 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! Love the colorful ribbons too!

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  2. Good idea. Like the little perch for the birds!
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are cute! Pretty ribbon! ~hugs, Holly

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  4. Thanks for sharing my DIY bird feeders! It's always fun to find someone that has done a project I've posted! :)

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  5. Hi Andrea, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too.
    This is an awesome idea to do with the kiddos. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. What a GREAT idea!!!!!! I will have to make some! The idea is perfect!! It's always great to recycle things and turn them into useful items.

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  7. Love this idea! Happy to be a new follower!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

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  8. Saw this through Craftionary and I absolutely love this idea, and your blog **New follower**! We live in an apartment and I think it'll be great to find a way to attach these to our patio! I'm also a crafter and do as much upcycling as possible. Check out my blog and maybe follow me too!

    ~* Ashley
    earthlyashley.blogspot.com

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  9. Awww...that's SO much fun! Cute :)

    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
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