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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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October 25, 2007 Flag

Supplies:

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

Instructions:

  1. Take a milk jug and cut holes on two sides.
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  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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November 2, 20071 found this helpful

That looks so fun! I think I will save my next OJ container and make one of these with my son!

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June 7, 2005 Flag

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.

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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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June 7, 20050 found this helpful

I admire the inginuity of problem solvers who look to make with what you already have. Thanks so much for the tips. My backyard birds will get even more food.

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