I’ve used this craft in a variety of ways. My idea for this month is to make them with the grand kids as Christmas ornaments.
I think they will look cute hanging from the branches with gold or silver cords adorned with bright red bows.
The grand kids can take them home and hang them on their tree and be reminded of the year we made them together.
Here is how you can make some for your tree.
- Empty prescription bottles
- Small birds from craft store or make them from sculpey clay
- Bird seed
- Glue gun
- Wire or string to use as hanger
I carefully punched a hole in the bottom of the prescription bottle, inserted a wire, knotted the end and then put a layer of glue over the hole to prevent the wire from coming out.
Take the empty prescription bottle and fill it with bird seed. Reverse the lid and screw it onto the bottle.
The top of the cap will now be inside the bottle and the bottom will be the base.
Glue bird(s) onto the feeder and glue loose seeds around the rim of the bottle to make it look like seeds are coming out of the bird feeder.
I made my birds out of sculpey clay but most craft stores have packages of birds that you can just glue in place