Milk Jug Bird Feeder

Recycle your gallon milk jugs into useful, fun, bird feeders. This is a guide about making a milk jug bird feeder.

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Milk Jug Birdfeeder
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October 25, 2007 Flag
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Milk Jug Birdfeeder

Supplies:

  • milk jug
  • scissors
  • skewer
  • wire
  • paint
  • clear spray paint

Instructions:

  1. Take a milk jug and cut holes on two sides.

  2. Poke holes in bottom for rain drainage, one below each large hole and one on each side of top.

  3. Put wire through top holes for hanger and a skewer through side holes for perches.

  4. I have painted these and also decoupaged them with fabric.

  5. They do very well outside with a finish coat of clear spray paint from Walmart (about a $1 a can).

By Maggie from Bloomington, MN

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June 7, 2005 Flag
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Clean an empty 2 liter bottle. Replace the cap and cut a hole on the side close to the top. For a feeder, cut a hole on both sides of the bottle. Tie a shoe string around the neck of the bottle and tie on a sturdy branch. Fill the bottle with bird seed, or water for a bath.

NOTE: Be sure to clean out the water daily to prevent bacteria from forming and mosquitoes from nesting.

Another easy feeder is take a piece of dry toast, spread peanut butter or honey on both sides, and then roll it in bird seed. Draw a string through the center and hang from a tree.

Have any sunflowers left over from your garden? Hang the flower part from a sturdy tree branch by tying a string around its stem (cut stem leaving 4 inches from the head) and let the birds feast on the seeds.

Happy Bird Watching!

By Dyanna

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