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Coffee Can Bird Feeder

By threegardeners
November 21, 2011

Cut out four sides of your plastic coffee cans to make great bird feeders! You can nail them to the top of a post, to a wall, or just about anywhere!!

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Name: Sheila F
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Nov 20, 2011 7:25 PM CST
Good tip... but I would need to hang it with a squirrel baffle!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Nov 20, 2011 7:45 PM CST
That's a good idea. And they have a built in roof. Thumbs up
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Name: Pegi Putnam
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Nov 20, 2011 9:36 PM CST
I just emptied one so guess it will become a bird feeder, have to put it where the cats can't reach it.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Nov 21, 2011 12:18 AM CST
Super smart idea. I want to do this for my little birds. Thanks Lee Anne.
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Name: Michele Roth
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Nov 21, 2011 6:47 AM CST
Great tip, Lee Ann!

The holes made could be custom-sized for the situation as well; for little birds cut smaller openings a bit higher up. This might help to keep out the squirrels.

Thanks for sharing!
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Name: Renée
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Nov 21, 2011 8:20 AM CST
What a unique idea-you are certainly creative. I never woulda thought of that. And it has a rest area on top, too! Love the photo.
Name: Caroline Scott
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Nov 21, 2011 9:12 AM CST
A good idea which I would not have thought up.
Thank you for a great idea. The squirrels will still reach them,but they won't break
apart like some of the store bought ones.
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Name: Ginger
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Nov 21, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Love the picture! Great idea. If the VARMITS eat the feeder at least I won't be out the cost of a store bought feeder. Another use for empty coffee cans Thumbs up Thumbs up
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I do not use this type of coffee, so wouldn't make one of these. But I really like your bird in the picture. :D

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