This project is a great way to up-cycle your tin cans.
All you need is a few tools and you can create cute little bird feeders.
To decorate my feeder I used polka-dot tape and red hemp cord.
First punch a hole in the can with an awl…
Using a strong cutter (mine are Cutco scissors which can easily cut tin) cut a hole in the front…
I used a regular hole-punch to punch holes at the top of the can.
I wrapped the edges in tape so nobody’s beak get scratched!
I wrapped a soft piece of yellow yarn around the edges toward the back to make extra sure they were covered well. I have a ‘thing’ about rough metal edges…they make me nervous!
With needle-nose plyers, I folded this piece in half and pinched it down…
Then I made another hole with the awl and stuck an old golf tee in it, adding a little glue around the hole.
And here’s a little trick to keep the bird-seed from spilling out of the hole when you hang your feeder. Take a plastic medicine cup and hot-glue it on the inside of the can, right above the hole.
Be sure and cover the top of your feeder, too. I used some netting I had, held on by a rubber band.
Fill your feeder with seed and enjoy some new feathered guests in your yard!
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project, I hope you’re having a great weekend!
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On the Music Player: The Austin Troubadors, a local group based here in Austin, TX, specializing in music from the Middle Ages and Rennaisance. This track is called “Pessamezzo” found on their first CD, “Meditarranean Journey”.