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Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Hello readers, I’m Larissa coming to share with you a nature-inspired DIY project. Today, we’ll learn how to create a special DIY Log Bird Feeder treat for our feathered friends. The best part is that this can be a family fun activity to do AND to give as a gift for anyone who loves bird watching.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY Log Bird Feeder

We are avid bird lovers in our home and were delighted when a friend of mine gave us this bird feeder made from a piece of firewood and rope. How easy is that?

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

What a delight it is to see our tree clinging birds (nuthatches, tufted titmice, and woodpeckers) come for a visit and see their excitement at the treat they’ve found, especially the birds that overwinter. Did you know that migratory birds will remember your home the next time they’re passing through and will come back again year after year if you continue to provide nourishment for them? It’s like a reunion each spring and winter. Fun!

So, let’s grab some materials and get ready to create a DIY log bird feeder!

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Materials:

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Picking Your Log:

We are blessed to have a fireplace, so we always have a stash of firewood on hand. For your log, you can use a downed branch or head to your own stash to grab a piece of wood.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The tree-clingers prefer a chunky bark, but any tree variety will do.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Instructions:

Clamp your log and keep your hand clear from the drill bit. Wear appropriate eye protection.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

To start, use a 1″ spade bit to drill a hole approximately 1/2″ deep, 2 inches down from the top.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-to-build DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials.

Drill a second hole on the same face about 6″ below the first.

Roll the log a quarter turn and drill in the next face starting with the first hole about 5″ from the top and then a second hole 6″ below that one. (This does not have to be exact and gives a more rustic feel when randomly chosen.)

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Repeat those steps until you have two sets of matching faces on opposing sides.

Drill your rope hole using a 5/16″ bit. Starting on the face that has the first hole 5″ down, drill your rope hole 2″ from the top, making sure to go completely through the log.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Cut a 2′ or longer piece of rope and thread it into the hole. If you turn the rope in the direction of the braid (counter-clockwise) while inserting it, that will help the rope go through smoothly.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Once through, tie the rope ends together using a basic knot.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

On to the fun part! Birds burn a ton of protein flitting about, so they need to store up as much as they can. We prefer to use chunky peanut butter and then roll it in seeds like this.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Grab a tablespoon of peanut butter and place it in a bowl of birdseed.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then sprinkle the peanut butter with seed.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After coating with the seed, press the mixture into the holes using the back of a spoon, or if you’re nutty like me (catch the pun?) it’s more fun to use your fingers.

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The kids love this part!

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You’re done and it’s ready to hang. Yay!

Give your feathered friends a treat from spingtime through winter. Make this easy-peasy DIY log bird feeder with one tool and a few basic materials by Prodigal Pieces for Pretty Handy Girl www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For a fun twist, and if you’re feeling handy, you could also add dowels for other species to be able to roost at each hole, but for this project I kept it simple.

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Does your bathroom need a little sprucing up? If you’re anything like me, you get a little tired of the same boring thing year after year. The 33 projects in this collection are inspiration for how you can DIY Bathroom Upgrades!

Bathroom Upgrades You Can DIY

If your how was built with builder-grade materials and you’re looking for ways to upgrade different things to make it more personalized and beautiful, today is the day to get some inspiration to make a change in your bathroom. The good news is these are all projects that you can put together with just a few supplies and a little time and elbow grease.

Create more beautiful storage in your bathroom with these easy bathroom shelves.

 

Provide a little privacy without blocking light by applying this privacy film to your bathroom windows.

 

Build this DIY bathroom wall cabinet to create another place to store toiletries and towels.

 

 

Learn how to install cement tiles on your own so you can create the floor of your dreams!

 

If you need a place to hang some towels, build this simple rustic ladder for your bathroom.

 

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Build a simple storage box to put bathroom essentials out of sight using only ONE BOARD!

 

diy rolling racks by hazel and gold designs

Another option for towel storage is this rolling bathroom towel rack; perfect if you don’t have ample wall space.

 

Learn how to install and update cabinet hardware for a more modern look to your bathroom.

 

Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray | Pretty Handy Girl

Make this beautiful and useful wooden bath tray that will hold your phone while you bathe. It’s great decor too!

 

Update your bathroom with customized towel hooks rather than rods.

 

If you’re looking to change your mirror, consider learning how to hang a frameless oval mirror.

 

If you like the rustic look, consider updating with unique things like this branch towel bar.

 


 A oyster shell mirror is perfect way to upgrade a coastal themed bathroom.

 

Add a beautiful rustic and warm touch by planking one wall in your bathroom.

 

Install a beautiful backsplash inside a cabinet or on a wall.

 

Repurpose an old window to update your bathroom with an awesome bathroom storage cabinet.

 

Upgrade your plain walls with DIY shiplap in your powder room.

 

If you’re looking for more organization, update your bathroom drawer storage with DIY drawer dividers.

 

Give your bathroom walls an upgrade by installing beadboard on the bathroom walls.

 

Decorative industrial shelves are the perfect upgrade for your bathroom.

 

This stick-on bathroom mirror frame makes such a huge impact and you can absolutely make it yourself.

 

Build your own small DIY bathroom vanity so you have exactly what you need.

 

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Add built-in dividers to your bathroom drawer to improve organization.

 

Upgrade your old cabinets by doing a vanity makeover with paint!

 

If you love modern rustic decor, these DIY bracket shelves would be a perfect bathroom upgrade!

 

Change up your bathroom by painting a faux concrete wall and making it look more customized.

 

Apply floral wallpaper to one bathroom wall to make a huge visual impact without overwhelming.

 

Build an awesome wooden DIY rustic mirror frame to upgrade a simple mirror.

 

Add some simple storage by installing creative organization to the walls.

 

Want to change your floors without tiling? Use floor stickers to update your bathroom flooring with a whole new look.

 

Apply tile to the walls in your bathroom for a beautiful, classy upgraded look.

 

 

Use stencils on the bathroom walls to create a faux wallpaper look.

 

 

Create simple wall frames to upgrade those plain walls and make them prettier.

 

 

Give your bathroom a whole new look by applying these beautiful patterned tile stickers.

I hope you loved these ideas and found inspiration on how you can create something similar for your home. Comment and let me know what you think! Which is your favorite?

Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

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diy sewing projects to help you learn to sew pinterest imageDo you want to learn to sew or maybe practice some of the basic skills that you already know? These tutorials are a perfect collection of projects that will help you do just that! They are simple enough for beginners and creative enough for anyone that knows or is learning to sew. Here are 25 DIY Sewing Projects to Help You Learn to Sew!

25 DIY Sewing Projects to Help You Learn to Sew

Easy Sewing Projects to help you learn to sew - 10 minute tooth fairy pouchMake this simple and cute Tooth Fairy Pouch from a sweater in just 10 minutes!

 

Easy Sewing projects to help you learn to sew - drawstring gift bag tutorial

These Drawstring Gift Bags are the perfect simple project for gift-giving all year long.

 

Easy Sewing Projects to help you learn to sew - Make your own pipingFollow this tutorial to make your own piping for cushions.

 

Easy Sewing Projects to help you learn to sew

Make your own back pillow with these instructions to save your back and neck and improve your posture.

 

Easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew- faux roman shadesAdd some pretty detail to your window coverings with these Faux Roman Shades.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sewSew inexpensive placemats to create this Snowman Flag.

 

Easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - no sew patio tablecloth

This Umbrella Ready Patio Tablecloth is actually a no sew project, but it is clever and worth reading!

 

Easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew -dog safety reflector bandana

Create a DIY Dog Safety Reflector Bandana with this simple tutorial and keep your buddy safer while walking in the dark.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - recover outdoor pillows

Recover Your Outdoor Pillows to add some fresh design to your patio.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - thumbprint envelope pillows

Make an envelope pillow with this unique and personal Thumbprint Pillow tutorial.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - made in usa star shirts

Stitch on decals with this Made in USA Star Shirts Tutorial.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - patriotic denim bunting tutorial

Sew bunting with this Patriotic Denim Bunting tutorial which repurposes old blue jeans.

 

Practice some basic skills to make these customized Kids Cloth Napkins.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - diy fabric coasters

Another great project to learn some basic skills is this DIY Fabric Coaster tutorial.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - pom pom placemat pillow tutorial

Add trim with this Pom Pom Placemat Pillow tutorial.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - gift basket liner

 Sew a Basket Liner with this laundry gift basket tutorial – bonus: it has a great detergent recipe too!

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - birch tree pillows

Discover another technique for sewing pillows by following this Birch Tree Pillows tutorial.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - napkin gift bags

Practice basic skills and sew up some of these Easy Napkin Gift Pouches for small gifts.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - recover butterfly chair

Learn how to Recover a Butterfly Chair and give it a new life for years to come.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - hidden storage under laundry sink hem curtain

See how to create Hidden Storage under your laundry room sink by hemming.

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - pouf ottoman tutorial

Discover how to sew this Pouf Ottoman – it’s easier than you think!

 

easy sewing projects to help you learn to sew - custom canvas tote using drop cloth canvas

Learn to sew this custom Canvas Tote using a drop cloth canvas.

 

Customize a tote bag with an old shirtUse some sewing skills to customize a Tote Bag with parts of an old shirt.

 

framed wall quilt

Practice quilting skills by making this beautiful and artistic Framed Wall Quilt.

 

make your own piping

Stop paying full price or searching for piping that matches and just Make Your own Piping from anything!

I hope you got some great inspiration from these projects and feel confident enough to pull out that machine for your next project! Share this post with anyone you think might benefit from it as well!

Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

 

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26 brilliant DIY Coaster Ideas square imageAdd some personality to your home and prevent those awful rings on your tabletops by making some coasters to place under every drink! Here are 26 brilliant DIY coaster ideas to inspire you and show how you can use a variety of materials to create some really cool coasters in any decor style.

26 DIY Coaster Ideas

diy oilcloth drink coasters by pretty handy girlLearn how to make these DIY Oilcloth Drink Coasters that you can use both indoors and outdoors.

 

diy woodburned trivets and coasters by pretty handy girlUse cork and stencils to create these awesome Woodburned Coasters for your table.

diy mermaid tile coastersIf you love beach or mermaid themed decor, make these magical DIY Mermaid Tile Coasters.

diy watercolor wooden coasters from the handymans daughterLearn how to make these DIY Watercolor Wooden coasters to add some beautiful color to your room.

fabric wood coasters by pretty handy girlAdd some patterns to your room with these fun DIY Fabric Coasters.

turk head knot coasters by nourish and nestleUse some cotton rope to make these amazing Turks Head Knot Coasters.

scrabble diy tile coasters by green with decorDo you love words? Create these Scrabble Tile DIY Coasters for your next gathering.

mosaic glass coasterUse small glass tile mosaics to create these modern easy-to-make Mosaic Tile Coasters.

diy arrow wood slice coasters by house of hawthornesPersonalized Rustic Wood Slice Coasters would be so fun for your next dinner party.

map tile coasters by hazel and gold designsMake note of places that you’ve lived or loved with these Geographic Map Tile and Resin Coasters.

gold and marble coasters by pretty handy girlGold and Marble Coasters would make a gorgeous addition to your modern space.

diy arrow wood slice coasters by house of hawthornesA fun rustic option would be these DIY Arrow Wood Slice Coasters.

diy agate look ceramic tile coasters by rachelteodoroMake these natural looking Faux Agate Tile Coasters with alcohol inks.

decoupage coasters by hearth and vineUse some old paper or napkins to make these beautiful Decoupage Coasters.

diy scented coastesr by lemons lavendar and laundryMake some clever DIY Scented Coasters using essential oils.

coastal tile coasters copper patina by table and hearthIf you love coastal style, these Copper Patina Tile Coasters would be perfect for your space.

marble coastersIf you have extra tiles lying around, make something like these DIY Marble Coasters.

heart shaped fabric coasters by create and babbleThese Easy to Make Fabric Heart Coasters are a perfect way to use up some small fabric panels.

Dollar store flower coasters by crafty lumberjacksCreate these elegant glass Dollar Store Flower Coasters.

make metal washer coasters by smart fun diyCreate something unique by making these Metal Washer Coasters.

beach themed coasters with mason jar lidsUse some gloss glaze to adhere these awesome pieces and create a Beach Themed Mason Jar Lid Coaster.

quick and easy diy drink coasters Make these quick and easy DIY Drink Coasters for your next cocktail party.

diy farmhouse style coasters by a home to grow old in Tiles and black paint make the perfect canvas to make these DIY Farmhouse Style Coasters.

diy marbled clay coasters by craving some creativityMake these DIY Marbled Clay Coasters with any color combination you want.

concrete coasters by Brittany GoldwynYou will not believe how simple it is to make these chic Concrete Coasters.

diy painted rope coasters by practically functionalUse some rope to make these fun DIY Painted Rope Coasters for your summer parties.

 

I hope you found some helpful ideas in this roundup of DIY Coaster Ideas to help add some functional beauty to your room or next party. Remember to click over to each site for the full tutorial. Please pin this image on Pinterest to share with your friends!

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

 

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Chalkboard paint is such a fun addition to many different types of projects. You can turn anything into an ever-changeable work of art, or use it to label different items throughout your home. Here is a collection of 32 Creative Projects using Chalkboard Paint that you could create for your home or as a fun and personalized gift! Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Check out this Message Board for the Mudroom! It’s a great place to drop things on your way in or leave letters to go out to the mailbox.

 

Chalkboard Paint Projects - Spice Jar RackPaint a Dated Thrift Store Spice Rack to make your spices easy to find.

 

chalkboard painted projects - candy jar lidsLabel your cookie or candy jars with chalkboard paint to keep them cute and modern.

 

chalkboard paint projects - gift tagsCreate these amazing Gift Wrap chalkboard paint tags to customize your gift-giving.

 

chalkboard paint projects - customizable bin tags Make Customizable chalkboard paint tags for whatever you need to organize.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard coffee table

How fun if you painted your coffee table with chalkboard paint. Then you can write personalized messages on your coffee table.

 

chalkboard paint projects diy painted chair personalizedPlanning a chair makeover? Add some chalkboard paint to the back for personalization.

 

chalkboard paint bucketPaint a simple bucket and change the message to match any seasonal decor.

 

chalkboard paint with doodle curl white paint penChristmas ornaments coated in chalkboard paint can be decorated with chalk pens.

 

chalkboard paint buckets for gift givingCreate amazing hostess gifts by adding chalkboard paint to metal buckets.

 

chalkboard paint projects create a smooth wallLearn how to make a Smooth Chalkboard Wall anywhere in your house with this tutorial.

 

chalkboard paint vertical wall mounted deskCover a desk with chalkboard paint for a great note-taking surface.

 

chalkboard paint projects - create a fireplace draft stopperMake a fireplace draft stopper with insulation and chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects - diy marble toss with keeping scoreMake a Marble Toss Game with a Chalkboard Paint Scoreboard.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard mugsCreate Chalkboard Painted Mugs for a favor at your next party.

 

chalkboard projects - diy rustic chalkboardAdd a huge DIY Chalkboard for your home and decorate it for all seasons.

 

chalkboard paint projects - diy clock signThis DIY Clock Sign is a fun way to use some chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects for christmas signUse green chalkboard paint to make a count down sign.

 

chalkboard paint projects - upcycle frame into magnetic chalkboard artMake a magnetic chalkboard frame from an upcycled wooden frame.

 

chalkboard paint project - upcycled cabinet door to chalkboard artUpcycle a cabinet door into quote art by following this tutorial.

 

chalkboard paint projects - decorated chalkboard washi clipboardCreate Decorated Chalkboard Clipboards using chalkboard paint and washi tape.

 

Chalkboard Paint Projects - Mini Makeover for a book display shelf

Makeover a bookshelf so kids can leave each other book reviews.

 

chalkboard paint projects - pantry drawer labelsBuild pull out drawers for your pantry and use chalkboard paint to label them.

 

chalkboard paint project Wooden party banner Create this amazing Wooden Party Banner with wood and chalkboard paint for your next party.

 

chalkboard paint project - chalkboard seasonal artAdd some seasonal Chalkboard Art to decorate your home this fall.

 

chalkboard paint projects - how to make colored chalkboard paintLearn how to make Colored Chalkboard Paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard calendar for refrigeratorCreate a Chalkboard Calendar for your refrigerator and stay super organized all year.

 

chalkboard paint project chalkboard zinc cabinet beauty shotTurn a metal chest into a Faux Zinc Chalkboard File Cabinet and customize with chalk art.

 


chalkboard paint project - ikea cutting board makeover
Make a quick Cutting Board Makeover with blue chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint project - rustic wall organization box Build an awesome Rustic Chalkboard Wall Organizer.

 

chalkboard paint project - chalkboard with ledgeBuild a Wall Chalkboard with a chalk ledge for the whole family to use.

 

chalkboard paint project - diy chalkboard wall calendar Create a DIY Wall Calendar with chalkboard paint and stay on task daily.

 

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~