Posted by Katie smith / 10/24/2013 / 2 Comments / crafting , tutorial
Hanging Bird Feeder DIY
It's my absolute favorite time of year to be outside, The weather is perfect and we usually have the doors open. I love watching the squirrels and birds so I thought it would be neat to make them a little bird feeder.
Back in the spring I had a bunch of plants in some hanging pots, like strawberries and lettuce, but they died in the Texas summer heat so now I just have empty pots. I restyled one with a bit of fabric and mod podge for this project.
1. Cut your fabric into 2" wide strips. Temporarily remove the chains that hang your pot.
2. Turn your pot upside down, and apply Mod Podge onto the back of one of your fabric strips using your paint brush. Place it down across the center of your pot, brushing more mod podge over it and working out any wrinkles. I started with on end at the top of the pot and went over to the other side and trimmed my fabric where it reached the edge. If you're fabric strip isn't long enough to go all the way across, just use 2 pieces and meet them in the middle.
3. Continue mod podging your fabric onto the bottom of the pot. I started by crossing 2 pieces and than I filled in the gaps between.
4. Let the bottom of your pot dry completely before working on the top/inside. :)
5. For the inside, Cut out 2" wide strips of a contrasting color of fabric. I used multiple patterns of white tone-on-tone fabric scraps I had. They're pretty, but subtle. Mod podge them on just like you did on the bottom of the pot.
6. Trim away any fabric that's hanging over the edge. Reattach the hanging chains and fill with birdseed!
I filled it up with birdseed but I also had a couple of big pinecones, so I covered them in peanut butter and birdseed and placed one in the side of the pot and the other is hanging out in my garden.