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Coffee can bird feeders

One thing we really like to do while we’re cooped up is to watch the birds through the kitchen window. There are many different species that stay around or migrate in from Canada throughout the winter months here.

Food is harder to find for birds with snow on the ground, so what better way to invite them to my window than to offer free breakfast and lunch?

Here’s how to make an easy bird feeder from an empty coffee can.

1. Take a tin coffee can that’s been washed out and save the lid(s), you’ll need those later. You want to make sure you do this with a tin can rather than one made of cardboard so it will hold up outside.
Coffee can bird feeders
Coffee can bird feeders

2. Take off the bottom of the can with a can opener so you have a tube.
Coffee can bird feeders

3. Take the label off. Try to get all the stuck on pieces. If you’re having trouble, use a little alcohol on a paper towel and it will come off easily for you.
Coffee can bird feeders
4. Next poke two small holes in the middle of the can. To do this, I used a nail and a hammer. If the can gets misshapen while making the holes just push it back to a circle once you’re done.

Coffee can bird feeders5. Now pick your paint colors and decorate! I used acrylic craft paint to decorate mine.

Coffee can bird feeders6. Next, spray the can with a clear protective coat.
Coffee can bird feeders
7. Cut the plastic lid to the can in half and place one half on each end of the can. Use some hot glue to attach it securely. Now the bird seed with stay safe inside the can and not pour out all over the ground.
Coffee can bird feeders
9. Run a piece of twine through the holes and tie the ends in a tight knot.
Coffee can bird feeders

Coffee can bird feeders
Coffee can bird feeders
Pull the twine up, throw in a couple cups of bird seed, hang in a tree, and wait for the your feathered friends to come!
Coffee can bird feeders

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