Bird Feeder with Wet Ones and Elmer’s

Thanks to Elmer’s for sponsoring today’s post as well as a very fun Pinterest contest.  All opinions, as always, are #honestly my own.

One of my favorite things about our home is that even though we’re in a development, we have a nice yard that backs up to a small wooded area instead of a bunch of other houses.  We enjoy the view of the trees as well as the birds who like to perch in them.  This summer, we decided to do a little upcycling with things we had around the house to make a little bird feeder for our backyard.  It’s a fun project to do with your little crafters; parts of it are perfect for them to do on their own, while other parts need to be done by an adult.  Take a look at how to make one of your own…



– Wet Ones Canister
– Krylon Color Master Ocean Breeze
– Krylon Natural Stone Textured Finish Granite
– X-Acto Knife
Elmer’s Painters
Elmer’s Glitter Glue
Elmer’s Board Mate Assorted Shape Stickers
– Twine

By the way, right now, at select Target stores, you can find special packs of Wet Ones and Elmer’s School Glue!


Step 1: Remove the cap from your canister.  Carefully use an X-Acto knife to cut a hole in the side of your canister.

Step 2: Spray the canister whatever color you like.  Be sure to follow the instructions on the can and let it dry between coats.


Step 3: Remove the plastic closure piece from the lid by cutting it off.  Spray the top of the lid and let it dry.

Step 4: Fold a piece of twine in half.  Thread both ends through the hole in the lid and tie a large knot.  This will be the hanger.


Step 5: Decorate!  We used Elmer’s Painters to write, “Welcome, Birds.” Then, we traced around the opening with Elmer’s glitter glue and added a few Board Mate stickers for a finishing touch.


The final step is to add bird seed for your feathered friends and hang it in a tree!  Once we were finished, it was time to clean up our work area {and ourselves} with some Wet Ones wipes!  We always have some on hand for our crafty messes.  They smell great and get the job done.


Right now, Wet Ones and Elmer’s are holding a fun Pin to Win contest I think you’re going to want to be a part of!  The winner not only receives at Wet Ones & Elmer’s prize pack, he/she also wins a $100 Visa gift card!

All you have to do to enter is visit the special Elmer’s & Wet Ones pin board and re-pin your favorite craft {I hear there’s a really cute bird feeder!} using the hashtag #ElmersWetOnesGiveaway.  Then, send your Pinterest URL to [email protected].  A random winner will be selected and notified by email on 8/4/14!  Good luck!


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