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Make Easy Bird Feeders from Recycled Coffee Cans

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 Hours 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.

To see more: http://www.thethriftinessmiss.com/2013/01/easy-coffee-can-bird-feeders.html

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  • Lorraine Edwards
    Lorraine Edwards Wilmington, DE
    on May 6, 2013

    Just saw this on Facebook and wanted to share. It's so cute, isn't it? Even if you didn't have that exact entertainment unit, you could probably come up with an idea of your own.

  • Tammy
    Tammy Shelbyville, TN
    on May 9, 2013

    hmmmm...could almost make cute birdie houses too so they have a place to nest...??? Very cute!

  • Frances Yates
    Frances Yates Unionville, TN
    on May 9, 2013

    i just made one of these a few months ago.the birds love it!!

  • Harlee Jenkins
    Harlee Jenkins Charlotte, NC
    on May 9, 2013

    AND the pesky squirrels thank you, too!

  • Linda England
    Linda England Brookshire, TX
    on May 9, 2013

    You can put a dowl stick in the it for the birds to rest on. You would have to drill thtough the back but, if you are afraid of moisture you can put some clear calk on it. Going to get my granson's to help me on a couple of them.

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