I’m very excited by this craft project – mainly because it’s my first contribution to feature in MAKE: magazine (part of a new regular series) but also because I think it’s quite a neat project!
I made it during a snowy spell, after taking pity on a Robin that had taken residence in our garden (it’s funny how craft ideas often come from an actual need). I didn’t feel like braving the cold, so I made do with materials I found lying around the house – namely a few soda cans and some disposable chopsticks (salvaged from a meal out to a Chinese restaurant). I was quite pleased with the result, I thought it looked fairly elegant, which was my initial goal.
How to make your own beautiful recycled chopstick and soda can bird feeder
To make your own chopstick and soda can bird feeder follow the instructions below, or download them and print them out (link below). If you are struggling to find wooden chopsticks, just substitute them with good old fashioned dowel.
1) Collectable instructions – they look great stuck on the fridge!
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While on the topic of bird feeders here’s some very cool ones made from traffic light lenses. If you know of any others made from unusual materials let me know, I couldn’t find many.