I researched online what colors attract birds. Most sites said that different birds were attracted to different colors and the only one to avoid was white because they associate that with danger. I looked through my many paints and decided on a nice bright color that the birds would be attracted to and we would like to look at. Let's get started!
Bird feeder of your choice
Mod Podge - Outdoor
sponge brush or other paint brush
To paint the bird feeder I used Americana Cadmium Orange and Anita's Sunflower paints. I had pictures of my process, but they seemed to have disappeared in this digital world. I will describe my process though and you can ask questions if you need clarification.
I decided to paint this in an ombre fashion. I started with the top 1 inch section of the "roof" and used plain Cadmium Orange. For the second section down, I added just a bit of the Sunflower paint. As I worked my way down, I added more of the Sunflower paint so it would be lighter as it went down. For the bottom edge of the roof I used Sunflower by itself.
We get quite a bit of rain and snow during the year, so I wanted to protect my project to make sure that the paint didn't get ruined from water. I went and bought Mod Podge Outdoor so it would seal the outside.
Outdoor Mod Podge is much thicker than the regular kinds that I've used for my other projects. It is almost as thick as paste, but it is easier to spread. I used my paintbrush to paint a layer over the whole project. It makes it nice and glossy and I love to look at it.
I hope you liked this project. It was so fun to work on and I love the end result. I hope our bird friends like it too!