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Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder

Coffee Can Bird Feeder Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder
This simple little bird feeder is a perfect afternoon craft with the kids. While spray paint is the easiest way to decorate the can, with kids you can try using acrylic craft paint.

Things you’ll need:
Coffee can
Spray paint (or acrylic paint)
Jute twine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Can opener

Things to do:
1. Wash and dry the inside and outside of the coffee can.
Coffee Can Bird Feeder2 Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder
2. Turn the can upside down and, using the can opener, remove the bottom from the coffee can. Be sure to file down the edges of each side so that you will not harm the birds.
Coffee Can Bird Feeder3 Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder
Coffee Can Bird Feeder4 Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder
3. Paint the outside of the can (several coats of spray paint or let the kids go crazy with paint!)
4. Cut the lid in half and glue each of the halves over the ends to create a basin for birdseed.
Coffee Can Bird Feeder5 Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder
5. Thread the twine through the upper part of the can and tie over a tree.


4 Responses to “Upcycling: Coffee Can Bird Feeder”
  1. Melissa says:

    I love the fact you are showing these projects! Thank You!!

  2. NLS says:

    Hows this with squirrels? A Feast?

  3. Cookie 17 says:

    I like this any out door things like looks so easy do to Thanks ,,,Cookie17


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