DIY Bird Feeder – Made From Popsicle Sticks

4 materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

This cute bird feeder is made from popsicle sticks. It is quick and easy to make and is a great craft project to make with kids. If you need more details take a look at my blog at https://christines-crafts.com/diy-bird-feeder-made-from-popsicle-sticks/


Take a handful of sticks and line them up against a straight edge. Use another stick to identify how many sticks you need to form the square base.

Now you need 2 sticks to join them all together. It is also advisable to have some more in between so that they stabilise the base. This is how I laid mine out.

Once you are happy with the layout apply glue to each of the sticks that you have arranged on your base in turn and glue them to the base sticks.



Once your glue is dry turn the base over and you are ready to start building up the walls around your feeder that will hold the bird food in place.

Start by gluing 2 sticks directly onto either side of the base exactly as you did underneath it.

Then add 2 further sticks along the other 2 edges of the base.

Note that you will only need glue on the ends of the sticks as they will stick onto the 2 sticks you just attached.

You have now formed the basic pattern that you are going to follow.


Continue building up the sides of your bird feeder until they are the depth you like. They do not have to be very deep. They are just holding some bird food in place and you do not want it too heavy.

It should look like this.

If you want to treat your bird feeder so that it lasts a little longer then now is the time to do it.



Now you just need to attach some string or twine to hang the feeder. Take 2 lengths of twine twice as long as you want your hanger to be. Take one of these and tie it around one corner of your feeder near the bottom.

Repeat with the other end to the diagonally opposite corner.

Now repeat this whole process with the other length of twine and the other 2 corners.

Once you are happy with them knot them together to form a hanging loop at the top.

Congratulations you have now completed your DIY bird feeder. Decide where to hang it, fill it with food and watch the birds enjoy your work. It is up to you what you place in your feeder but I used a mixture of suet, mealworms, seeds and nuts. That way it attracts lots of different birds.


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