For the Birds

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Spring is just around the corner and the songbirds are starting to return. Welcome them to your yard with these unique feeders made from thrift-store finds.

I started by collecting some glass pieces at my local Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. I even found the little mice figurine there (I sprayed it with a UV protector so it will not fade in the sun.)

Next, I got to work etching with etchall.

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I used a Cricut to cut out the etchall etchmask and used the etchmask transfer sheets to transfer the images to the plates.

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Then, I used a pick to pull out the pieces where the etchall will go.

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I used painter’s tape to mark off the rest of the plate and then applied etchall. (It gets brown with use.) Apply a thick, even coat for the best etching. Let it sit for 15 minutes, scrape the excess back into the jar (it is reusable!) and then rinse it off and remove the tape and etchmask.

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I used silicone to adhere my pieces of glass together. I let each piece sit for an hour before adhering the next piece.

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I tucked the little mice in one of the pieces.

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Here are the two finished pieces … perfect for the garden.

etchall_birds_candy_spiegel-2 And here is each piece with birdseed … they hold about a cup of seed each. But you could also use it as a bird bath.etchall_birds_candy_spiegel-1

My chickens tried them out and loved them. However, chickens weigh too much to leave these where they can try to roost on them. These are meant for the little songbirds in my yard. I cannot wait for spring to officially arrive so I can put them outside!etchall_birds_candy_spiegel-3Are you ready to make one for the birds in your yard? Visit etchall.com to purchase yours, today … use the code CANDYS and you will get 10% off your entire order! Click here and get etching today!

NOTE: I received compensation for this post.

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