Monday, 23 June 2014

Desperation Crafts #4: Feed the birds from a milk container

A bird in our garden is An Event. We see a sparrow, we call other members of the family to come and look, by which time it'll have probably flown off. Our green-fingered neighbour, Ms Radio, has invested in a Proper Bird Seed dispenser, with positive results. So it made sense, when the King and Prima were off planting flowers at the nearby Millennium Green with other community-minder souls, for Secundus and I to make a bird feeder out of junk. 

Create your own no-cost bird feeder - adult help/ supervision required - with the following items:

An empty milk container, with top

String, long enough to make a loop for hanging your feeder where you want it to be, such as on a branch or from an unused hanging basket bracket.

A marker pen

Scissors (no running with scissors!)
1. Draw a sort of doorway, big enough for birds to get through, in one of the sides of the milk container, towards the base. Cut out the doorway.

2. Pierce a hole through the lid of the milk container. Poke both ends of the string through the bottle lid, making a loop, and knot firmly. Put the lid back onto the container.

3. Decorate or label the bird feeder "just in case they don't know what it is", as Secundus pointed out.

4. Spoon birdfeed of your choice into the container. Ours was the falling-apart remains of some Not Very Successful Flapjack. 

1 comment:

  1. Great way to recycle milk jugs! And I love that the birds got a label to help them too! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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