Project: Make Reclaimed Bird Feeders On The Cheap

Project: Make Reclaimed Bird Feeders On The Cheap

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 30, 2011

We're always looking for a good craft that will help keep our kids interested in the ongoings outside. Although there aren't many tiny tots who shy away from nature, cultivating their love for animals and plants is never a bad thing. These bird houses are simple to make from salvaged materials and can be decorated 6 ways to Sunday!

Over at The Art of Doing Stuff there's been a flurry of activity lately. You know those glass globes that go on ceiling fans and how once you take down the old fan in your new place you have zero need for them ever again? Yeah, it's ok, we thought the same thing too, but good news, they're only a few bucks to re-buy at thrift stores.

Using a length of rope and some silicone sealant, the globes are tied up and filled with seed and hung from trees. They look beautiful and although your kids probably shouldn't be inhaling the sealant fumes, they can help measure and cut the rope and design on them.

Try using paint pens intended for use on glass from your craft store to create custom yard art for yourself, friends or family members. This is a great project to file away for gift giving on the cheap (yet personal) and a perfect activity for a summer afternoon!

Read more on creating your own bird feeders from The Art of Doing Stuff

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