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How to Make A DIY Birdfeeder

Vera Sweeney

Idea from Quaker Chewy Partner:

Vera Sweeney

@verasweeney

Vera Sweeney

Idea from Quaker Chewy Partner:

Vera Sweeney

@verasweeney

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How to Make A DIY Birdfeeder

Supplies You Need

  • A Variety Pack of Quaker Chewy Bars, Minis, or Dipps boxes
  • A Variety of Paint Colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Twine
  • Clear Gloss Varnish
  • Popsicle Sticks (optional)
  • Crazy Glue (optional)

How To Make A DIY Bird Feeder

An adult should cut a hole out from the front of the box and remove all of the Chewy products from the inside. Set aside, snack while crafting, or wait until you’ve gone through your box of bars!

You will want to make sure to leave enough of the bottom of the box still intact so you can fill the base with birdseeds.

Now, it’s time to paint your bird house as desired. I chose to give mine a birthday present kind of feel while my daughter went with more of a solid color vibe. Allow for your custom cardboard bird box to dry completely. Then add the twine on top. This will be how you hang your bird box from either a branch or a nail.

It’s important to let your product dry completely before you apply your last layer – the varnish gloss. This gloss will help to try to make the Quaker box water-resistant. Mind you, this product is not made of wood and won’t last an entire season, but it is a great arts and crafts project to work on together with your family.

Once completely dry, your children will enjoy watching your local wildlife come together for a quick bite. Even if you have to make new bird boxes once a month – it will be worth it!

As an additional note – you don’t really have to paint these if you don’t want to – truly! You could quickly upcycle any Quaker Chewy Granola box as soon as they are empty. Just reuse the twine and set out some new birdseeds. EASY!

Doing this craft outside allows for the breeze to speed up the drying of the paint – so it is highly recommended! Once everything is dry and you are happy with your pattern, it’s time to seal the deal. Grab your topcoat and give it one final layer. Again, give your Quaker Chewy box time to dry.

Choose where you’d like to hang your DIY birdhouse designs and then fill the base with fresh birdseeds. Then just sit back and wait until your feathery neighbors come in for a tasty treat.

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