Soda can Birdfeeder

Give your avian friends something new. Make a feeder using a soda can!

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

You'll need:

* 20-ounce soda or water bottle
* Craft knife
* Colored electrical tape or duct tape
* Small suction cups with attached "S" hooks
* About 15 ice cream sticks
* Hot glue gun and glue sticks
* Bird seed


Rinse and dry plastic bottle. Remove label. Put cap back on.

Cut rectangular opening on front of bottle using craft knife, leaving the top and bottom of the bottle in place and a strip of plastic connecting the two.

Cut pieces of tape to fit around the edges of the rectangular opening, and fold tape over to create trim.

Poke two holes in the back of the bottle — one at the back of the top section, and one at the back of the bottom section. Then insert suction cups.

Using your hot glue gun, adhere ice cream sticks around the top half of the bottle. Slightly overlap sticks to give the appearance of shingles or a thatched roof. (Cut an ice cream stick for a small flat piece to sit at the very top of the cap.)

Put birdseed into bottom of feeder.

Affix to the outside of your window.

Enjoy your avian visitors!

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