Homemade bird feeder from a juice box

Homemade bird feeder from a juice box


Hi, this is Joelle Meijer. Here is a new bird feeder. Last year I showed you a bird feeder made
of a 2 litre milk carton. This time I used a 1 litre juice carton. The first step is to make a hole on either
side of the container. Make the holes in the desired shape. Make these holes at a certain distance from
the bottom of the container to have enough room to put the seeds. Cut a wooden dowel that is longer than the
width of the juice container. The dowel will serve as a perch for the birds
to settle for easy access to the seeds. Apply a coat of white paint on the box to
hide the inscriptions. I decided to paint my bird feeder on the theme
of a tropical beach. I started by painting a coat of blue paint
over the white paint. To have a uniform colour, you will have to
apply several coats of paint. Then, I continued by painting the area under
the openings in sand colour all around the box. I painted several palm trunks around the box
and then I painted the foliage. Of course, don’t forget to add some coconuts. After that I just had to paint beach sandals. On the beaches of Mexico and Cuba, there are
umbrellas made of tree leaves called palapas. To evoke these umbrellas, I wanted to create
the roof of the bird feeder with raffia. To create the roof, draw a circle on a sheet
of construction paper. You can use a bowl to help you draw the circle. Then cut out the circle. Remove about a quarter
of the circle and form a cone. Cut pieces of raffia to cover the cone. Put white glue on a portion of the cone and
glue the raffia pieces in place. Continue the same way all around the cone. Finally, just pass a string through the top
of the juice box and then pass it through the summit of the
cone. And now, your feeder is ready to hang outside. Place fresh seeds for the birds that are local
to your area. After a few days, you should be able to observe
birds enjoying your bird feeder. To print the illustrated instructions for
this project click on the link below the video.

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