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Upcycle Cans for Bird Food

In this area, winter food and seed for the birds gets sold in plastic bags and is not so easy to store once opened. If you have empty cans from the kitchen with plastic lids, you can use these instead to hold the food inside.



Upcycling Craft - Bird Food Container 1

For this project you will need:

- tall can with a lid that is empty and clean (the can can be the size of your choice but it is recommended that the napkin can
  completely be wrapped around the can to prevent a void area)
- white paint and brush if can has a label that cannot be removed

Paper Napkin with Bird Motifs
- paper napkin with bird motifs similar to the one in this image
- decoupage glue of choice
- soft and flat paint brush


1. First if the can has a label that cannot be removed, paint over the label until it is not visible anymore. This may require a couple of coats of paint.
2. Remove all but the top layer of the paper napkin and place it over the can. The height of the napkin should be that of the can.
3. Brush on glue over the motif working your way from the center to all directions until the paper napkin is completely adhered. Illustrations of how to apply paper napkins to a can, can be seen here:
Decoupage Utility Can Project.




Upcycling Craft - Bird Food Container 2
A paper napkin with birds motifs is perfect to remind you of what is inside the can at any time.


More Winter and Christmas Craft Themes:

Christmas and Winter Crafts for Kids

Christmas and Winter Paper Crafts

Christmas and Winter Textile Crafts

Christmas and Winter Wood Crafts

Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Christmas and Winter Greeting Cards

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas and Holiday Wreaths

Christmas Craft Patterns

Santa Claus Crafts

Snowman Crafts

Advent Calendars

Gingerbread Crafts





More Christmas and Winter Crafts and Decorations:

Winter Village Christmas Ornament

Eight-Pointed Metallic 3-D Christmas Star

3-D Sequin Ornaments

Pine Cone Ornaments

Paper Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

Beaded Star Christmas Tree Ornament

Fabric Yo-Yo Embellished Paper Mache Box

Ice Luminary

Brown Centerpieces With Frosted Branches

Upcycling Cans for Bird Food

Upcycling Craft - Bird Food Container




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