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How to make a milk carton bird feeder

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Rinse out empty milk carton and allow to dry. Draw a rectangle on each side of the carton with the permanent marker.

Rinse out empty milk carton and allow to dry. Draw a rectangle on each side of the carton with the permanent marker.

Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out each rectangle.

Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out each rectangle.

On 2 opposite sides, cut slits the width of the paint stirrer beneath the rectangle about 1 inch from the bottom. On other 2 sides, cut the slits about 1/2 inch from the bottom. Insert stirrers.

On 2 opposite sides, cut slits the width of the paint stirrer beneath the rectangle about 1 inch from the bottom. On other 2 sides, cut the slits about 1/2 inch from the bottom. Insert stirrers.

Paint as desired! Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.

Paint as desired! Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.

Use scissors to make a hole in top seam of carton. Tie a loop of string through hole for hanging.

Use scissors to make a hole in top seam of carton. Tie a loop of string through hole for hanging.

Fill bottom with birdseed and hang!

  • 1.0 Half-Gallon Milk Carton
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or string
  • Permanent Marker
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 2.0 Wooden paint stirrers
  • Birdseed