A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 302,488
Currently Running With Scissors:
461 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Free as a bird.  (Read 917 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
becca-red
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 09-Nov-2007

I work to craft.


View Profile
« on: February 10, 2014 11:34:44 AM »




Anyway, my feeder is something I have made a few times before. I enjoy feeding the birds but not cleaning out the feeders. These are so quick and easy to make you can just produce a new one. However they are also surprisingly sturdy. I have had one outside over the winter and it is still going strong. I think design came out of my head, well as much as anything can. However I am sure some one some were will have made one before.

To make you will need.

2 x milk or other waxed cartons
Scissors
Permanent marker
String
A glue gun


  

Mark out the 1st box as shown in the photo below and cut out. It is basically a house shape but remember to leave enough to fold over to make the roof.





With you 2nd box cut out a roof.



Thread the string from the base to what will be the roof. Stick the base together and then stick the roof on top.



There you go a re-purposed milk carton or a disposable bird house.

If its windy you may want to weight it down simply fill the base with melted fat and bird seed to make in house fat ball.

What I like about this is if you have a glue gun its basically free and a great activity to do with kids (Those old enough for hot glue and scissors).
« Last Edit: February 11, 2014 01:26:43 PM by becca-red » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014 04:35:58 PM »

What a great thing to do. Recycling and labour saving all together Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41824
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014 04:51:49 PM »

Love love love it!  Great transformation.

Oh, and I rotated the photos for you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 8018
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014 06:43:06 PM »

Your bird feeder is super cute! I have seen some made from recycled cartons before, but none as cute as this!  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
becca-red
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 09-Nov-2007

I work to craft.


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014 01:27:49 PM »

Thanks for the kind words and a big thank you to Sweetsforever for sorting my photos.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
apis_melis
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014 07:43:11 AM »

This is a wonderful recycling project and your design is elegant.

I will be sending the link to all of the teachers I know - this is perfect for kids!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cackle
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator
Pottery, Ceramics, Polymer Clay Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3442
Joined: 21-Aug-2010

Whenever I close my eyes the lights go on.. Lummis


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014 11:16:13 AM »

Great recycling project and I'm sure you have made the birds really happy!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41824
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014 02:19:48 PM »

Thanks for entering!

Have you voted yet?  Today is the last day to cast your vote! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

Feel free to encourage your friends and family to visit Craftster, and even vote for you, but please remember, only one vote per person.  You must be logged in to vote.

Good luck!! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
How to Quickly Make Chocolate Fudge
How to Make Puff-Pastry Hazelnut Twists
Meet the Crookie: Croissant + Cookie
How to Make Mini-Pumpkin Pies
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.