I don’t know about you, but I seem to break a lot of children’s hangers. There always seems to be a hanger lying on the floor under a stuffed animal that breaks when someone steps on it. Or a kiddo who’s too short to reach the bar in the closet yanks an article of clothing down and breaks the hanger in the process. I wanted to find a way to reuse these hangers. I had already tried taping them and using them again but the older the tape got the more stickiness came off on the clothing.
While trying to find a clever way to use these little hangers, I started noticing a lot of toilet paper bird feeder how-to’s making their way into my Pinterest feed.
Here are a few examples for you to click through:
I thought it would be a great idea to convert one of these hangers into a bird feeder using toilet paper rolls. I mean who’s family doesn’t run through toilet paper? As a family of 5, we always have toilet paper rolls around.
This is the DIY I came up with… yeah I’m pretty proud of it.
Now… make your own:
- 2 Toilet Paper Rolls or a Paper Towel Roll cut in half
- Tape: either Scotch, Masking, or Duct
- Broken Hanger (you can break one yourself if you really want to)
- Peanut Butter (We used expired peanut butter.)
- Bird Seed
- Butter Knife or Spatula
1. Using butter knife or spatula, spread peanut butter on toilet paper roll about 1/8 inch thick.
2. Pour seeds onto plate. Roll peanut butter covered TP roll in seeds. Press down to stick seeds in peanut butter.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with second TP roll.
4. Slide TP rolls onto broken hanger.
5. Tape broken part of hanger closed.
6. Hang outside for the birds to enjoy. The Adventure and I hung ours outside on a honeysuckle bush that storms had knocked over this past summer. It’s still growing… just sideways.
As you can see, The Adventure and I had a pretty good time making
a mess these bird feeders.
Remember this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Get creative and make something for Mom! I know handmade gifts are still my favorite kind of gifts to receive from my children.