This month I made a bird feeder, only Popsicle sticks and a hot glue gun. If you don’t want to use a hot glue gun you can optionally use wood glue, or tacky glue. It just might take a bit longer to put together. Now this project only took me about 2 hours, but I was solely focused on the project. If you want to take your time… go ahead I won’t judge. The steps include pictures to go along so you can follow it a bit more easily.
|Step 1: Acquire glue gun, glue sticks, Popsicle sticks and paint if you want. Paint all the sticks before going onto the next steps, if you are going to use paint.|
|Step 2: Lay Popsicle sticks out in a row. For jumbo sticks use 8, for regular sticks use 12. Use glue gun to glue 2 sticks horizontal onto the sticks laying in a row.|
|Step 3: Glue sticks end to end and repeat up to 10 times. Create a semi enclosed box.|
|Step 4: Glue 4 Popsicle sticks upright to box, and glue Popsicle sticks across the uprights.|
|Step 5: Create a triangle on each of the uprights.|
|Step 6: Shingle or overlay the Popsicle sticks until you reach the top of the triangle.|
|Step 7: This one is optional, use glue to adhere stick to middle of the box. So the birds can land and eat the seeds.|
I made the feeder as a present for my father who is an avid bird watcher, so we tied string to it and hung it on a tree. It made me feel like a school girl again to do craft projects and bring it home to my family.
My mantra for this month is “You hurt, because you are alive”
Thanks for reading and have fun crafting,
Samantha Krizo, Jack of all crafts