1 plastic milk jug
30 inches of thick string or very thin rope.


  1. Reattach cap.
  2. Cut a 2-inch hole in the side of the jug about 2 inches from the bottom.
  3. Make a small hole (slightly bigger than the diameter of your string) on each side of the top of the jug.
  4. Thread one end of the string through one of the small holes, then thread the other end of the string through the opposite small hole.
  5. Bring both ends of the string through the 2-inch hole and tie in a knot.  
  6. Pull the string back through the small holes until tight.
  7. Decorate your milk jug as you wish.  You can use dried or silk leaves, flowers, moss, fabric, paint or stickers. 
    Do this project with your small grandchildren and have a fun time.  Let them use their imagination. 

Hang outside from a tree branch or a shepherd’s crook. 

The birdhouse craft is adapted  from