The first hanger I tried did not quite work out. I began untwisting the hanger from the top down and the wire just snapped off. I must have done it the wrong way, or I must be really strong. I'm going with the former.
I grabbed another hanger and began forming the circle. I needed a little help from GB on this. See, I told you I wasn't that strong.
This hanger was particularly hard to bend. Notice the hard angles.
I was hoping I could I could unhinge the slinky and wrap it around the hanger. Unfortunately, I was not able to pry it apart.
So, slowly but surely, I unwrapped the twisted portion of the hanger. I made sure to twist from the bottom up.
I slid the slinky right over the hanger and closed it up again.
Since there was not a direct tutorial for this craft, I had to find a way to attach the slinky to the hanger.
Of course I busted out the hot glue gun.
I also glued the slinky in a few other places to make sure it would be secure.
So far, so good.
Time for the peanuts!
I tossed a few peanuts down the opening, hoping they wouldn't tumble out.
Yay! It works!
Carefully, I walked the bird feeder outside and hung it up.
A few peanuts fell out along the way, but for the most part it was quite secure.
So far - no birds have grabbed a peanut snack yet. But don't worry - if it's a successful feeder I'll let you know right away!
I think this guy chasing every animal that wanders in our yard may have something to do with it.
Give it a try - this was definitely one of the easiest crafts I've attempted!