Monday, March 26, 2012

Plastic Jugs to Bird Feeders

Our trash service company does not provide a  recycling option.  So, I am still trying to repurpose much of the plastic that goes through this house.  Today, I decided Kolby, Riley and I would make bird feeders out of some of the plastic jugs we have laying around.

We gathered our supplies:
1. various plastic jugs
2. fishing line (very hard to see in the mid-day Texas sun)
3.  assortment of acrylic paints
4. wooden dowels
5. kitchen scissors
6. the razor knife is under Riley's arm (safely closed)
7. assortment of paintbrushes
8. two eager boys.

Then, with the razor knife, I cut holes into the jugs.
I let the boys paint away:

And the dowels
Is it just me, or does he not look happy with his results..He wasn't.  He thought it looked 'too clumpy'.  I told him it will be out in the weather and as long as it's good and dry, it will be fine.  

After they dried, I used the razor knife again to cut 4 smaller holes to poke the dowels through and thread the fishing line through.  

Not too bad..I don't think.. Come on Tweety

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Our Delightful Home 


  1. What a great idea! I found your blog through the link party at Our Delightful Home. Megan