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DIY Bird Feeder: Cardboard Creation with Charming Floral Designs

Creating a bird feeder can be a delightful and rewarding project that allows you to connect with nature while showcasing your creativity. Here, we will explore the process of making a self-made bird feeder using cardboard and enhancing it with beautiful floral designs. This budget-friendly and eco-friendly project will attract a variety of feathered friends to your garden, providing them with a reliable source of food.

Materials Needed:

  1. Cardboard box and thick cardboard sheets
  2. Scissors or craft knife
  3. cello tape
  4. wooden spoon or stick
  5. Pencil or marker
  6. Acrylic paints in various colors
  7. Gesso
  8. Paintbrushes
  9. Outdoor varnish or clear sealant
  10. Twine or string
  11. Birdseed

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Design the Bird Feeder:
    • Start by selecting a cardboard box or cutting out a desired shape from thick cardboard sheets. A rectangular or square shape works well.
    • With a pencil, draw the outlines of the feeder, including the base, sides, and a roof.
    • Place the wooden spoon or stick below the bird feeder hole.
  2. Cut and Assemble the roof:
    • Carefully cut a rectangle using scissors or a craft knife.
    • Then cut two right angles from both the sides of the rectangle
    • Inverse the right angles and attach on the sides of the centre portion using cello tape.
    • Now, Stick the roof above the holes in the bird feeder using cello tape.
  3. Decorate with Floral Designs.
    • Now comes the creative part! Paint the entire surface of the feeder with a Gesso as a base layer
    • Paint beautiful patterns, flowers, roses and lavender plants; and cherry blossom trees.
  4. Optional Decoration:
    • If desired, embellish your bird feeder with additional decorative materials like beads, ribbons, or artificial flowers. This step adds a charming touch to your creation.

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