Empty popcorn tins are perfect for bird seed storage. Freeze bird seed overnight to help kill any insect eggs. Thrift stores usually have plenty of these. Of course, you could buy them at a chain store but then you would have to eat the popcorn :)
23 Insanely Clever Arm Knitting Projects and Techniques
Add a coat of paint & sharpie your house number on the front. Punch several holes in bottom for drainage, use the lid underneath to catch water. Do this with the white bucket I have hanging out in the garage.