Except a milk Jug, Milk carton bird feeder is one of the medium to be used for home made bird feeder. It is due to the fact that carton tends to be quite warm so you may also help endangered species of birds survive the hard winter months. Sure, it is important as well for the birds to leave in such a warm place to keep them alive. If you think the bird feeder from carton is too modest in design, you are wrong anyway. Of course, if you are too lazy to make it as good as possible you can let it be in the conventional design. However, it is so much possible for you to beautify it more. Particularly if you have a good sense of art, it is a good idea to make it nicer. So, what are the things we must prepare for the milk carton bird feeder, here they are.
milk carton bird feeder craft
The Materials Needed
As the title, we surely need to prepare unused milk carton. You have to make sure about the size firstly. It is much better to use milk carton containing 2 litres milk or even more. It is basically to remain more space for the birds. You should not worry as there are many brands of milk offer a package with more containing. If you are lucky, you can even get them in more affordable price. You also need paper clips which are made from wire. It is used to hang the box. Meanwhile, you need also to prepare cutter, paper knife, or scissors.
milk carton for bird feeder
How to make it
The making process is started from the cutting of upper part of the milk carton. You can then fold it around 1.25 to 2 cm. The length of folded parts can depend on the size of the box as a whole. The back side of the milk carton should also be folded to make it stronger. It will be used to hand the bird feeder later. The second step, you may fold the right and left sides of the box in line with the folded lines which are already available. Next, just shut the upper carton down by inserting the folded carton into the available slit. The last step is cutting out the front part of your box. It will be used as the door for birds to ease them to go out and enter their home. The shape of door can depend on your taste; it can be square or round.
Milk Carton Bird Feeder Instruction
It is better to put on a small wood as the place for birds to perch. The materials used are anything wooded. You can also use your stuff which is already unused like piece of your wooden furniture and others. It is how you can use the paper clips. You need to bend the clip firstly. Then, prick the piece of wood into the box. The bent paper clip is used to strengthen the wood’s position by connecting the wood with the door of the bird feeder. Now, You ready to attracts birds to a bird feeder. the milk cartoon bird feeder can attract finches, sparrows, chickadees and other small birds. You can hang it up in wherever birds can access it or you can read best bird feeder placement in DIYBirdHouse.com
You can see some sample of milk carton bird feeder below:
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