Here's an easy one: bird feeders from milk cartons!
It seemed that whenever I found a really good project that involved cardboard milk cartons, I never had one on hand. Now I save every one, just waiting for our next project!
For this project, we used pint sized cartons from buttermilk. Quart or half-pint sizes would work too, or even half gallon, and the birds would sure love you for that!
Cardboard milk carton
scraps of paper
Small clamp or chip clip
a nail or awl
First, we cut a opening out of one corner. I only did one corner so it would keep the rain out a little better.
We used a chip clip to glue the top shut.
Sprite glued squares of scrapbook paper to the sides of the carton.
We punched a hole in the top with an awl and tied a string.
We hung them on the "lifeguard stand", as we call it, in our backyard near the river.
So cute. They have been out there a few weeks and have survived surprisingly well.
The 'lifeguard stand" is actually a stand formerly used for train signals.
The previous owners of our house must have been very into trains, because they cemented it in behind the shed! It's a great conversation starter.
There you have it! A quick and easy project with a little train history for you :-)