Juice Carton Bird Feeder.
I always see birds out of my window on the tree in my garden and I wanted to feed them. The only bit that concerned me was spending a fortune on a store bought bird feeder, so I had the idea to make my own.
I got a 750ml empty 'Tropicana' carton and cut a hole in 2 sides roughly in the middle. Then, I pierced 2 smaller holes on the sides just below the carton cap.
I got some string and poked it through the two holes and then tied it together at the lid. I tied it again about 8cm up the string so that it made a loop for the bird feeder to hang off a branch.
I got some raisins, soaked them in warm water and chopped them, put them in and hung it on my tree.
Tips if you would like to try:
- Instead of using one bit of string through the holes, use two to make it stronger.
- When tying the knots on the string, tie them 3-4 times to make them stronger.
- If there are sharp bits around the edges of your two big holes, use a couple of bits of cello tape to cover them so that the bird does not damage it's feathers entering your bird feeder.
- Cut the two big entrance holes to the size of bird that comes.
- Check if the food you're feeding the birds is safe for them to eat.
- Hang the feeder quite high so that the bird will be safe from predators such as cats and foxes etc.
Thank you for reading.
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