Oh my where does the time go?
I haven't been crafting much lately and I was down for the count for a couple of days. When I finally crawled out of bed it seemed that everything was out of control yard work, housework, Work work anyway I am beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal and and I am currently half way through with my upcycled bird feeder project.
I am making it out of this :-)
So, with high hopes that I will be able to make a pretty little bird feeder out of a small collection of trash, here are the steps so far.
I have to apologize in advance for my photos. It is very hard to photograph clear plastic. Hopefully they are good enough for you to be able to tell what is going on.
Material and Tool required so far:
One empty medium sized plastic bottle
One large can lid
One Push Pin
Small Piece of Corrugated Cardboard
Step 1 - Wash Bottle and remove label
Step 2 -Measure and mark the finished height of the bird feeder.
Step 3 - Line up painters tape along measurement points on the lower side of the measurement.
Step 4 - Add another row of tape to make approximately a 2" wide stripe.
Step 5 - Cut long the bottom edge of tape.
Step 6 - Cut tabs approximatly 3/4" wide from the bottom of the tape to the top of the tape. Folding every other one up into the bottle. (Tip you want to end up with and even number of tabs)
Step 7 - Cut off the tabs that are not folded in to the bottle using a v shaped cut.
At this point your bottle should look like this.
Step 8 - Remove tape and use a push pin and cardboard to start a small hole in each of the remaining tabs.
Step 9 - Make the holes big enought to put the brad through using a kitchen knife.
Step 10 - Stack each of the tabs on to the brad.
Step 11 - Press brad open when all the tabs have been stacked on.
The bottle should look like this.
Step 12 - Use the E600 Glue to glue the bottle and the can lid together. Use painters tape to secure and allow to dry.
Well that's it so far. Tune in next week to see what becomes of my ugly little bird feeder.
6-23-12 Update I finished the project here.