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diy wednesdays: birdie snack shack

by the curiosity shoppe

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we’ve been wanting to get a bird feeder to hang outside our living room window for some time now. (hopefully it won’t drive our cats nuts!) this little feeder was inexpensive and easy to make, and we were able to customize it with paint to look like a little snack stand at an amusement park! click here for the full post and instructions or just click “read more” below.

happy crafting!
derek & lauren

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Birdie Snack Shack

here’s what you’ll need:

-2 plates (we used 11″ bamboo dinner plates from bambu)
-drill with 5/8″ drill bit
-ruler
-pencil
-blue painters’ tape
-water-based acrylic paint (non-toxic)
-water-based polyurethane (optional)
-paintbrush
-12″ piece of 1/4″ all-thread (available at hardware stores)
-four 1/2″ nuts and washers
-monofilament
-pinecone (optional)
-bird seed

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1. drill a hole through the center of each plate.

2. mark, tape off and paint a design on the bottom of one plate and the top of another. we also painted the all-thread with orange paint. you may choose to put a clear coat of polyurethane on the plates to help protect them from the elements.

3. once the paint is dry, sandwich the two plates with washers and nuts, and attach to the top and bottom of the all-thread.

4. tie a piece of monofilament or twine to the top of the bird feeder for hanging. if you live somewhere particularly wet or snowy, hang it under and eave or awning.

5. you can also attach a pine cone to the bottom of the bird feeder with monofilament. roll it in peanut butter and bird seed for an extra special treat!

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