Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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craft stick bird feeder

Make a bright and cheerful stopping place for the birds that travel through your neighborhood. This pretty bird feeder is simple to make – just glue craft sticks, then add yarn and pony beads. All that’s left to do is to add some bird seed and hang up your feeder.
Step 1
First, count out 40 craft sticks – that’s the total number you’ll need to make this project. Separate them into groups and paint them according to the list below, then let them dry.
   -  Paint 10 craft sticks with Crisp Blue paint.
   -  Paint 10 craft sticks with Deep Turquoise paint.
   -  Paint 10 craft sticks with Light Green paint.
   -  Leave the last 10 craft sticks unpainted. 
Step 2
Once the craft sticks are all dry, pick out 12 of them in different colors. Lay them in a neat row on your work surface so that all the long edges are touching. Make sure to line up the tops and bottoms so they’re even. This will become the bottom of the bird feeder. 
Step 3
Make a line of glue across all the craft sticks about ½” from one end, and place a craft stick onto the glue line. It should be perpendicular to the craft sticks underneath. Repeat to glue a second craft stick across the bottom row, about ½” from the opposite end. Once dry, these two sticks will hold the bottom of the feeder together. 
Step 4
Continue to build the sides of the feeder with craft sticks. Add dots of glue to each corner and place the craft sticks around the edge alternating them log cabin style. Be sure to add glue at each corner every time you add two new sticks. As you build the feeder, go ahead – mix and match the colors of the craft sticks as much as you like. 
Step 5
After you have laid and glued three rows, add the perch for visiting birds. To do this, lay a craft stick down across one side of the feeder so that about 1" sticks out into the air. This will be the perch. Glue the stick in place. 
Step 6
Keep building! Add four more rows around the feeder. Let the glue dry completely. 
Step 7
Once the bird feeder is dry and sturdy, cut four pieces of yarn, each about 30" long. Thread one piece of yarn in and out through the top row of craft sticks at one corner of the feeder. Pull the yarn halfway through and match up the ends so that they’re even. Repeat for all four of the corners. 
Step 8
Make your feeder extra fancy! Thread three pony beads onto each of the double strands at all four corners. 
Step 9
Pull all the ends of the yarn up and tie them together in a knot at the top. Check to make sure the feeder is hanging level, then tighten the knot for good. Fill your feeder with seeds and hang it in a popular spot.
 
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  • You’ll Need: 1
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  • 809187840
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    Item # 10196931 
    $3.49
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    • Color: Turquoise
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: Turquoise
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: Turquoise
    • Size: 7 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371023 
    $0.99
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    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Light Green
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371040 
    $0.99
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    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Deep Turquoise
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371045 
    $0.99
    • Color: Crisp Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Crisp Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Crisp Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • 834499287
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    Item # 10002329 
    $2.99
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Size: 4 oz
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    Item # 10054274 
    $4.30
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 6mm x 9mm
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 6mm x 9mm
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 6mm x 9mm
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