How to make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle

You don't need to throw all of your empty plastic bottles in the recycling bin– save one to make this cute bird feeder. It's so easy to put together, and you'll probably be able to make it entirely out of materials you already have at your house.
The silver accents work well, but you could easily choose another color or even decorate the feeder with beads, faux flowers or anything other accents. Check out the video and the instructions if you want to make one.
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Materials
- Empty plastic bottle
- Ruler
- Black permanent marker
- Precision blade
- Scissors
- Painter's tape
- Paint palette
- Silver acrylic paint
- Paintbrush
- String
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
- Wooden dowel
- Bird seed
- Twine
Instructions
1. Draw a square "door" at the bottom of the milk jug with a ruler and the permanent marker.
2. Carefully cut out the square with the precision blade.
3. Place a line of painter's tape around the jug, lining up the bottom edge with the bottom of the door.
4. Squirt some paint into the palette and paint the part of the bottle under the painter's tape. Give the bottle lid a coat of paint as well. Remove the tape once the paint has dried.
5. Hot glue the end of the string to the neck of the bottle and wrap it around the bottle until you reach the top.
6. Secure the string with hot glue and trim off any excess string with scissors. Screw on the lid.
7. Place a dot of hot glue on the end of the dowel and attach it right under the door to serve as a perch.
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8. Put bird seed in the feeder and use a piece of twine to hang it up.
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