Our milk carton bird feeder is a great way to get creative, recycle, and get outdoors by feeding the beautiful chirping birds around your house.
Hello! It’s Erica from Messy Momma Crafts, here to bring you a fun way to recycle and be creative. We have been enjoying the outdoors and our yard a lot more than we usually do this time of year. With Michigan still being a bit chilly but needing to stay at home, we have been trying to get out a lot more. I figured making a bird feeder for our yard would be an awesome way to watch the birds around our house.
The fun part about this project is that you can paint it anyway you want. Whether you like flowers, stripes or a fun logo. Be creative.
While you’re here, try another one of our great recycled craft ideas – a bird feeder from a plastic bottle!
How to Make our milk carton bird feeder
You will for sure need a milk carton, maybe someone in your family enjoys almond or soy milk. If not maybe a neighbor is recycling one.
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Craft Tools and supplies Needed:
Just follow these easy instructions and you’ll be able to make a bird feeder out of a milk carton.
1. wash your milk carton
Squirt a little soapy water into your milk carton, place the top on and shake. Rinse the milk carton out until it’s no longer soapy and dry it with paper towel.
2. cut a hole
Carefully use a utility knife to cut a opening for the birds on one side of the milk carton.
3. paint the bird feeder
Use any craft paint and a paint brush to paint the outside of your milk carton. Let dry, paint a second coat and let dry. Then you can paint a fun pattern like flowers and let dry. In a well ventilated area, spray the outside of the bird feeder with a clear coat of spray paint and let dry.
4. attach ribbon
Cut a 24-inch piece of ribbon, tie the ends into knots, and tape each knot under the side flaps of the milk carton with packing tape.
5. fill the bird feeder with bird seed and hang on a tree
Use any kind of bird seed to fill up the bottom of your bird feeder and hang on a tree.
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