Bird feeders are devices placed outdoor to supply bird food or bird feeding. Bird feeders are available in every hardware store with different prices and types. Usually, bird feeders which is sold in store are made from plastic, glass or cord. With that kind of materials are taking more cost. But you don’t have to worry because a bird feeder can be made by popsicle sticks. Popsicle sticks are easy to find in your neighborhood. To make your DIY popsicle sticks bird feeder you may follow these several procedures.
Materials and Tools Required
Before making your popsicle sticks bird feeder, you should prepare materials and tools required. Tools required are a hot glue gun, papers, scissors, and ruler. After that, you will need around 100 popsicle sticks. You can buy it at store with craft or section. You will also need glue and a hot glue gun will be the best choice. Outdoor paint in various colors. You can pick rainbow colors and adding glitters or other accessories. Then, 2 long pieces of hemp cord as hanger for the bird feeder.
Choose Your Bird Feeder Style
Before starting to make a bird feeder, you have to choose what model you want to make. Simple popsicle stick birdhouse type is a good idea for your bird feeder project. First thing first, create popsicle sticks birdhouse blueprint. This bird feeder idea requires square as base of the feeder. By using popsicle sticks, then create a post to connect the base and the roof. The roof itself consist of two popsicle sticks square. Then hemp cord attached around the feeder to keep it away from falling.
How to Make It
This making of simple popsicle sticks birdhouse may take several processes, but actually, it is really fun and simple to do. Gather all materials together. In case of using glue for your project, lay some paper down to cover whatever surface you are working on. Hot glue can be hard to remove and also spill out of the gun sometimes, so always set it over covered surface.
Create a platform for the bottom of the bird house by gluing popsicle sticks into a simple square frame. Line up 12 popsicle sticks and glue 2 stick across them. Do a second row of popsicle sticks going in the opposite direction to strengthen the base. Alternate popsicle sticks around the frame and glue down the large popsicle sticks. After that, continuing alternate the popsicle sticks around the frame until you have 6 rows and set aside it to dry.
Put hot glue on four sticks and secure them to the front and back sides to create posts. Line up 2 sets of 12 popsicle sticks square. By using hot glue gun, create line across the top and bottom of both and stick it together. Then connect the base part and the roof using hot glue gun.
Paint your bird feeder using outdoor paint. Add some glitter or accessories, then set it aside to dry. Attach the hemp cord underside of it and thread the cord underneath the top round the popsicle sticks bird feeder by using hot glue gun. And then pour the bird feeder seed.
By the guides above, now you can enjoy your popsicle sticks bird feeder hang outside your house. Place near colorful bird bath or you can place it either on decks or in the tree. Now your garden just like a rainbow. So Cute!!. Place more than two bird feeder at your house will make a lovely decoration for your home. So if you believe that bird in your house superstition makes a good luck, you can make a bird feeder out of popsicle sticks.