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August 14th, 2013 - Bird Feeder Chandelier

For The Birds

Bird Feeder Chandelier:

Any time of the year is the perfect time to feed the birds! Why not add a decorative touch while doing so with a chandelier! A candle chandelier can be turned into a bird feeder by completing a couple of easy steps. Preferably metal, the candle chandelier usually provides a nice size "cup" to house the candle. Instead of a candle, you will be adding a clear bowl to hold the birdseed. Either snip off the metal pick (the part that holds the candle) or hammer it flat. This leaves a surface perfect for the clear glass bowl. Using a silicone glue (this is an all weather glue), simply glue a clear glass bowl to each "cup" of the chandelier. Painting the chandelier a fun color or choosing a shabby chic look will enhance the look either way. Fill each clear glass bowl with birdseed, hang your chandelier in a special spot, and watch the birds flock to your new bird feeder!


-Metal Candle Chandelier
-Small clear glass bowls
-Silicone glue
-Bird Seed Cakes

Now that we have created the perfect bird chandelier, we also need to create birdseed cakes to feed the birds.

Here is what you will need:

Gelatin (2 packages)
No Waste Birdseed
Molds or cups

This is a simple way to make birdseed cakes so we can use them with the birdseed chandelier. First you dissolve 2 packages of gelatin in hot water on the stove. Mix until the gelatin becomes thick and not milky in color. This should take about 10 minutes. Then in a separate clean bowl pour the gelatin and carefully mix in the birdseed. 2 cups at first. If the mixture is soupy then mix in some more seed. Then place in molds or shape in cups each cake. Remember to put a straw in each cake so when the cake hardens you have a hole for the twine if needed. Last put in refrigerator for a least 3 hours. 8 hours is best. Take out, do twine and hang or place on chandelier. 

Kid Art

Water Gun Painted Canvas (Kid Art):

School may be starting back in just a few weeks, but it's not too late to still have some fun with the kids! This fun involves water guns and paint! Take as many water guns as you'd like and fill them with acrylic paint (1/4 full) and add water. Place a drop cloth or some type of protection to cover a space outside. Prop any size blank canvas against the drop cloth. Let the spraying begin! Mix it up or use one color. Either way your kids will have great fun with this summer fun project!


-Blank canvas any size
-Water guns
-Acrylic Paint
-Drop cloth

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