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How To Make a Recycled Can Bird Feeder (Plus, 20 Recycled DIY Projects)

We’re spending more time in the backyard nowadays, and my son and I wanted to invite the birds to join the party. This recycled can bird feeder craft was our way of doing it. Not only does it add a pop of color to our backyard, it attract birds (and some squirrels) as well.

We hung a few of these for a fun pop of color in a tree in our backyard and they provide an endless source of spring entertainment for us. It sure beats staring at the TV.

Learn how to make a bird feeder out of an old coffee can in the tutorial below, and check out the slideshow for more fun craft project made from household items we all typically throw away.

Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Supplies:

materials Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

  • Used coffee can with plastic lid
  • Can opener
  • Craft paint 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Scissors 
  • Duct tape 
  • Yarn 
  • Birdseed

Instructions:

step1 Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Step 1: Clean and open your coffee can with a can opener.

step2 Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Step 2: Cut the coffee can’s plastic lid in half.

step3 Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Step 3: Paint your coffee can lid halves. Let dry.

DIY Duct Tape Recycled Can Birdfeeder Craft

Step 4: Decorate your can with colorful duct tape. Tips: Layer the tape on top of each other to create different widths. 

step5 Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Step 5: Cut yarn or ribbon at your desired length. Thread it through your can. Place the half lid on either side of the can.

Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

Step 6: Fill your can with birdseed and hang outside.

Project complete!

Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

DIY Duct Tape Recycled Can Bird feeder Craft 

Duct Tape DIY Recycled Can Birdfeeder craft

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