Thursday, March 26, 2009

Living Green 101

Living Green is starting to become important to a lot of people. Some don't know where to start, others have been doing it forever...

Here at Living Green 101, I'm going to give some simple tips to get people started and hopefully throw in one or two tips that will help even those of you who have been doing this for a little while.

Living Green 101 -

This little idea could also be a craft idea, but I'm putting it here because it reuses items...which is an important form of recycling...

What you need:
  • Hammer
  • 1 big nail
  • 1 small nail
  • 1 clear (20 oz) plastic bottle with screw lid (empty and washed out)
  • 2 small twigs (make the twigs as long as the bottle)
  • 1 piece of wire (about 1 ft long)
  • birdseed
Take the hammer and big nail and punch 4 holes about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the bottle. You want two holes across from each other and the other two holes up a little higher and across from each other.

Push one of the twig through the bottom holes so that one end of the twig is sticking out of each side of the bottle. Push the other twig through the other two holes...again, so that you have twig sticking out of each side. These 4 "perches" will be for the birds to stand on when they eat.

Now punch 4 more holes further up on the bottle. Not too far up because you want the birds to be able to reach the holes while standing on the perches.

Now take the small nail and punch 2 small holes just below the lid. Fill the bird feeder with the bird seed (leave about a 1 to 2 inch empty space at the top of the bottle.

Feed each end of the wire through the hole, so that the ends of the wire are inside the bottle. Twist the two ends together, so that the ends won't slip out of their holes. Put the lid on your bird feeder and hang from a tree close to a window so that you can watch the birds eat.


1 comment:

IcyCucky said...

This is going to be a fun project for me and my boy to do! Thanks..