Unless you've been living under a rock or in a cave, you probably already know, it's freaking cold outside, so I will spare you the obligatory "wow, what about this weather" frivolities and get right to the good stuff.
So, I have this small stash of old Lavazza espresso cans that I've been dying to put to good use when I saw this awesome idea on Pinterest, only they used an old oatmeal box, but trust me, that's a horrible idea, because it gets wet and kinda just wilts. The birds are sad, the kids who made the flimsy bird feeder are sad, it's just not good, so use an old coffee can instead.
There really is no hard and fast way to do this. It's fairly straight forward. Using a can opener, remove the bottom of the can and smooth any rough edges with sand paper or an emery board. Wrap the can in a fun patterened duct tape. Cut the top in half and hot glue to the lip of the can, making sure to get a good, solid bond
Using a sharp knife or a pair of scissors, make a small slit in the lid (after the glue is dry) and insert a popsicle stick in each side. Run a piece of yarn or string through the top and tie in a secure knot.
Fill with bird seed, hang from a secure location and sit back and wait for your feathered friends to pay you a visit and repay your kindness by pooping on your patio.
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