Make your own diy backyard decor recycling household items

My first homemade bird feeder is attracting a lot of birds, so I decided to create another diy backyard decor tutorial to show you my new bird feeder.

Like the first one, this new bird feeder is also very easy to make, but it takes a little bit longer. The good thing is that you can also recycle some stuff that you already have at home.

If you want to know how to you can make your own, keep reading!


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  • Clothespins
  • 1 clean, empty can (tuna cans are the perfect size)
  • A hot glue gun
  • Twine
  • Spray paint (optional, I didn’t use any because I like the natural look of wood)

DIY backyard decor: instructions

1. First, clean your can well with soap and water.

2. Then, pull the clothespin apart. If you are working with kids, you should do this part yourself to avoid domestic accidents.

3. Next, apply glue to the back of each clothespin glue them around the can until the whole surface is covered.

If you use superglue, you will have to make sure you press the clothespins against the can firmly until the glue dries a little bit. But if you can, use a hot glue gun instead; it dries in seconds and the glue works better on metal surfaces.

Another advantage of using a hot glue gun instead of super glue is that it’s not toxic, so you can use in do-it-yourself projects that you make with kids. On the other hand, kids may burn themselves if allowed to use a hot glue gun unsupervised, so make sure there is an adult helping them at all times, or even doing it for them if they are too small.

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4. This step only applies if you use superglue (don’t): you’ll have to let your do-it-yourself craft dry overnight. However, if you use a hot glue gun (do!), you can skip this.

5. Last, you can decorate your bird feeder with some twine, for example. I didn’t, but I think it’d look nice.

And you are all done! You can now hang your new diy bird feeder from a tree or from your porch (preferably in a shaded area) using some rope. Or you could also place it on your windowsill.

Enjoy the birds! Leave a comment and show me your own diy backyard decor projects 🙂

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