Do you like birds? Bring them closer to your garden with this idea

Birds are part of the planet’s biodiversity, and we should all do our part to protect them.

Today we propose some crafts to contribute to the life of birds, to apply them in the patio of our home, or in the streets.

We will make three forms of birdhouse of those typical that we see in many gardens and country houses, so that the birds that flutter around our garden or patio can nest in it.

1. House with a two-liter bottle

The craft is made with a plastic bottle, so, once again, we are going to make it with recycled material.

Materials

  • 2 liter plastic bottle
  • paintings
  • Sponge
  • Wire
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • hot silicone
  • Auger
  • String
  • Brush
  • Nest
  • cutter
  • recycled cd


Process
1) Clean the plastic bottle well, inside and out.

2) Make a circle with the pencil, big enough for the birds to enter through it, and we will cut it out with the cutter.

3) Paint the bottle with the sponge, dipping it in the paint and tapping it lightly, until we complete its uniformity.

4) In the cap of the bottle, make a hole with the auger, to then pass a string, which is where the bottle will be hung.

5) We will take the recycled CDS and we will draw equal triangles between 6 and 8 for each CD. These triangles are then going to be the roof of the birdhouse.

6) We paint the triangles in the color that we consider most appropriate, green, brown, red, yellow, etc.

7) Now take the triangles and glue them to the top of the bottle, simulating the roof of the house, and making three rows of roof.

8) We will place the nest inside the bottle.

And that’s it, we already have our birdhouse.

2. Elegant feeder

Materials:

  • 2 6-inch wooden discs.
  • 1 piece of wood in the shape of a ball
  • 2 circular covers of some plastic mold, or acrylic plates
  • 1 screw-in crown bolt
  • 2 nuts
  • 1 threaded rod
  • Vegetable paints and an eye hook

Tools:

Drill, scissors, a hole punch, and a hacksaw.

Process:

1. Paint all the pieces with vegetable paint and let it dry completely. The color already depends on your taste.

2. Drill holes through the disc and cap, so the holes are the same size, but larger than the threaded rod.

3. Cut the plastic bottle evenly all the way around the circumference with scissors. Using a hole punch, add an opening large enough for the seed to slide through.

4. Measure the length of the screw you need to secure your feeder together, and then using a hacksaw, cut the threaded rod to the measured length.

5. We join all the pieces of our feeder ensuring that the holes are at the bottom of your feeder so that gravity pushes the seeds.

Fill it with a variety of seeds and hang it on a tree so that the birds come to eat and that’s it, this is how your bird feeder should look.

3. Small feeder

Materials:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Wooden spoons

Process

1. With the help of scissors, cut two small lines on both sides, these should be in direct direction, one from the other.
2. Embed the spoon, in the concave part of the spoon, make a crescent cut, so the birdseed will come out as the birds eat.
3. Hang the dining table from a tree, making a hole in the lid.
4. Then pass a rope through the hole to hang it from the tree. A knot on the inside of the cap will secure the rope. If you use a big enough bottle, you can fit more than one spoon.

Caution: Avoid hanging any of the houses and feeders in the sun, because the effect of direct sun against the plastic produces harmful gases for animals and humans.