Our little birdies are loving their new Patriotic Repurposed Can Birdfeeder.
Our new birdfeeder is a repurpose project within a repurpose project! Let me explain. The can is a repurposed vegetable can, the roof is a repurposed car tag which is actually very special to me. It was the last tag on my Mother’s car. She signed her car over to me while under Hospice care just a few days prior to going to live with Jesus. We still have it and even drive it. Momma loved sitting on the front porch and watching the birds in the mornings. It was something we did together many times. I knew I wanted to find a way to use her car tag in a project we could get joy from . I think the roof on the birdfeeder is perfect, don’t you? I shared my story about my mother’s breast cancer journey on the blog, you can read it here.
- Big empty, cleaned can (coffee can or vegetable can)
- Plastic lid for front covering
- Fabric scrap
- Old car tag
- Mod Podge
- Glue (we used ” target=”_blank”>Gorilla glue for this project)
- Floral wire
- Small piece of rope
Yes, it is another Mod Podge project! Did you see my Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries ?
- Cut your plastic lid to fit the bottom 1/3 of the opening. This will keep the birdseed from falling out.
- Glue the cut portion of the plastic lid to the opening and allow plenty of drying time.
- Glue the dowel into place and allow plenty of drying time according to glue instructions.
- Glue your Patriotic fabric onto the can using the Mod Podge. I used the outdoor Mod Podge and applied 3 top coats. Follow container instructions for drying time which is about 72 hours.
- Bend the car tag to create a slightly pitched roof.
- Glue the car tag into place using the Gorilla glue, allow proper drying time.
- Wrap the floral wire around the bottom of the birdfeeder and through the car tag holes. Wind together at the top for hanging.
- Add bird seeds, hang and enjoy!
So that wasn’t hard at all. It just a can, a car tag and some fabric to make it look nice, right!
Our little birdies are loving their new bird feeder. It was fun to create and design. Finding fabric scrap projects is always nice so if you have a scrap you could use for your bird feeder, that would be great! I used a fat quarter and still had some left over!
One of my favorite repurpose projects is the Tea Cup Sconce Planter that my husband and I made together.