Make Easy Bird Feeders from Recycled Coffee Cans

wreaths 02.02.16
Spring is here and the birds have returned from their winter homes. Make them up some cute feeders from coffee cans. Add in the right kind of food and you could be listening to the beautiful song birds in no time.
Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Easy
Only use actual metal cans. The cardboard ones will not hold up in the weather.
Remove the bottom with a can opener and take off the label.
Paint your can up and seal with a water proof sealant.
Cut the top of the can in half and hot glue each half onto each of the ends of the can.
Add two tiny nail holes to the top. String through twine and tie in a knot.
Fill with food, hang in a tree, and watch the birdies come to eat.

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  • Shara Smith
    Shara Smith Chesapeake, VA
    Its a cute idea and the squirrels have to eat too!
  • Heather Bayliss
    Heather Bayliss Center Point, TX
    True story -- I live in Texas and my mother had black squirrels she would feed on her back patio. The critter would literally sprawl himself out flat on his belly to eat the sunflower seed she put out for him. I wish I had pictures. Laziest black critter
  • V_walters
    v_walters Joshua, TX
    I don't drink coffee - where oh where can I get a can?
    • Debra Brungardt
      Ask at school kitchens, they go thru lots of large food cans, beverage cans, coffee cans.
  • Kimberly Jensen-Boseke
    Too cute
  • Ouita Colleen Jones
    Great idea
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