Monday, April 9, 2012

Feeding The Birds

 A little over a week ago I asked my incredible Kiss My Smash readers to choose a project for me. You spoke and I listened. I set to work on building a bird feeder from a wire hanger, slinky and peanuts. This idea has been floating around Pinterest.



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!

1 comment:

  1. Let us know about the squirrel update. They are more cunning that you think. Still, I would love to see bird pics too.

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