Time to do a double-good-deed today – we’re going to repurpose a mayonnaise jar so that it doesn’t end up in the landfill AND we’re going to help out nature by feeding the birds – or more likely squirrels.
This is just a Hellman’s mayonnaise jar (plastic) that I peeled the label off of and ran through the dishwasher
(note: only put this on the top shelf or the plastic will melt with the heating/drying setting – learned the hard way)
Cut about 2/3’s of the lid off, but leave enough of the rim to adhere to the jar.
I drew a line and then used a saw….
which in cold weather is not the best idea (learned the hard way) because the plastic cracks easily.
I’m thinking I should have gone exacto knife or perhaps utility scissors.
To smooth out the sharp edges I just wiped it a few times with sandpaper – we don’t want any cut bird-toes (are they called talons on little birds?)
Drill a hole in the bottom of the container just large enough to feed a string through.
Glue the lid onto the jar and run the string through the wide opening and back through the hole in the bottom.
Once the glue has set – fill with seeds and hang from a tree!
I’d seen this idea done with a coffee canister, but I think a see-through container makes more sense – how else will you know when it’s empty?
Your good deed for the day!
Making the world a better place – one small project at a time!
Have a great one!
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