DIY Crafts

Create a bird feeder in just 10 minutes

10-minute project: Who knew a rusty old lantern (minus the glass) could become a beautiful feeder? Nothing beats birdwatching while you sip your morning brew

Make it yours
Look for something vintage and ornate for a romantic feel, or go modern with a sleek, square shape. In either case, fit a small bowl into the bottom of the lantern, and glue it in place so the birds won’t tip it over.

Chick magnets
Can’t find a lantern? Pick up one of these pretty feeders

1. Smart shape: Keep squirrels out with stylish mesh. Rosemary & Time bird feeder, $46, Indoorsandout.com.
2. Cute cabin: Spend less time refilling with this clever design. cedar-cabin bird feeder, $25, Canadiantire.ca.
3. Sleek & slick: Make a bright modern statement in your yard. Ceramic-egg bird feeder, $130 (plus shipping), Jschatz.com.

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