Bird Feeder with Wet Ones and Elmer’s

Thanks to Elmer’s for sponsoring today’s post as well as a very fun Pinterest contest.  All opinions, as always, are #honestly my own.

One of my favorite things about our home is that even though we’re in a development, we have a nice yard that backs up to a small wooded area instead of a bunch of other houses.  We enjoy the view of the trees as well as the birds who like to perch in them.  This summer, we decided to do a little upcycling with things we had around the house to make a little bird feeder for our backyard.  It’s a fun project to do with your little crafters; parts of it are perfect for them to do on their own, while other parts need to be done by an adult.  Take a look at how to make one of your own…

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Materials:

- Wet Ones Canister
- Krylon Color Master Ocean Breeze
- Krylon Natural Stone Textured Finish Granite
- X-Acto Knife
- Elmer’s Painters
- Elmer’s Glitter Glue
- Elmer’s Board Mate Assorted Shape Stickers
- Twine

By the way, right now, at select Target stores, you can find special packs of Wet Ones and Elmer’s School Glue!

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Step 1: Remove the cap from your canister.  Carefully use an X-Acto knife to cut a hole in the side of your canister.

Step 2: Spray the canister whatever color you like.  Be sure to follow the instructions on the can and let it dry between coats.

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Step 3: Remove the plastic closure piece from the lid by cutting it off.  Spray the top of the lid and let it dry.

Step 4: Fold a piece of twine in half.  Thread both ends through the hole in the lid and tie a large knot.  This will be the hanger.

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Step 5: Decorate!  We used Elmer’s Painters to write, “Welcome, Birds.” Then, we traced around the opening with Elmer’s glitter glue and added a few Board Mate stickers for a finishing touch.

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The final step is to add bird seed for your feathered friends and hang it in a tree!  Once we were finished, it was time to clean up our work area {and ourselves} with some Wet Ones wipes!  We always have some on hand for our crafty messes.  They smell great and get the job done.

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Right now, Wet Ones and Elmer’s are holding a fun Pin to Win contest I think you’re going to want to be a part of!  The winner not only receives at Wet Ones & Elmer’s prize pack, he/she also wins a $100 Visa gift card!

All you have to do to enter is visit the special Elmer’s & Wet Ones pin board and re-pin your favorite craft {I hear there’s a really cute bird feeder!} using the hashtag #ElmersWetOnesGiveaway.  Then, send your Pinterest URL to contests@elmers.com.  A random winner will be selected and notified by email on 8/4/14!  Good luck!

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3 comments on Bird Feeder with Wet Ones and Elmer’s

  1. grandma
    July 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM (3 weeks ago)

    That’s a cute idea..

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