Things you will need:
- Two 2 liter Soda Plastic Bottles
- Sharp knife/Scissor
- Pipe Cleaners 4 or 6
- Acrylic Paints/Paint Brush
- Wood Dowel, Pencil OR Plastic Hanger
First, deside what type of animal you would like it to be. I planned on making a monkey from the start, but somehow my monkey looked more like a puppy...you'll see.
Depending on how long or short you cut the bottoms, it will determine the overall size when put together.
Important: Place the outer part of your bird feeder downwards, this way no rainwater can seep in.
My mini helper decided to invade my craft room and wanted to help. Needless to say this craft took way longer than I wanted it to but he had fun painting...
- Pierce the arm holes through BOTH bottle bottoms. This way, when hung from the tree branch, the two pieces are kept together.
- Pierce 2 tiny holes (smaller than the seed size) on the very bottom of the feeder for drainage when it rains (not seen here). I used a small scissor.
- Thread one pipe cleaner through. This one is for both legs.
- Use one for each arm, loop the ends into a big knot. You want longer arms than legs.
Measure about an inch and a half size hole and cut out. I used a dremel to drill out some areas then used a scissor for the rest. I am sure there is a easier way to do this...
Since cutting through plastic leaves sharp edges, I used my hot glue gun (without the glue stick) to
melt the edges of the holes. It is now smoother and safe for those poor little bird necks!
I was not too happy with the puppy face (although very cute) so I decided to repaint it. I also felt that maybe those big white eyes may scare off the birds. So I decide to paint closed eyes...
I am so in love with it, it's the best bird feeder EVER!
Please share and spread the love...