Firstly, I need to apologise on this craft post for you – I forgot to take some photos as we went along! Argh. So we have, uhm a “beginning photo” and an “end photo” of this juice carton craft…. to be honest, I think the bird feeder is pretty self explanatory and the additional information, such as what materials we used, you don’t need a photo of anyway? Right? So… here, I unceremoniously share with you our Juice Carton Bird Feeder Craft. Ta-daaaaa:
Juice Carton Owl Bird Feeder – Materials:
- a juice carton
- enamel paints for the garden
- stanly knife
- plastic bottle lids
- googly eyes
- craft stick/ lolly stick/ stick
- hot glue gun or good PVA glue
Juice Carton Owl Bird Feeder – Steps:
1) We started off by painting the juice carton. We found we needed to coats to make the colour nice and even. We used enamel paints (for flower pots etc), as these are waterproof. Acrylics are water based and won’t last as long. Though you could use acyrlics and then add a coat of waterproof varnish.
2) Once dry, using your stanly knife, cut out a “tummy and wings” into the bottom half of your juice or milk carton. I used the the tummy, to then cut a beak shape. As to the wings, don’t cut them all out, you want to keep the “flaps” attached. This keeps the seeds a little bit more sheltered and gives you those lovely owl wings!
3) Finally, take your juice carton and glue on your bottle top eyes. And done. I later punched a little hole and hung the bird feeder outside.
Hang and enjoy.