There are bound to be a few hungry birds in your own backyard, whether it’s spring, summer, or fall. So, why not make them feel right at home by making them a handmade bird feeder? It will not only satisfy their appetite, but it will also brighten up your lawn. And there’s nothing better than knowing you’re assisting Mother Nature in her work.
So, pull out your glue gun, gather some bird-friendly nuts and seeds, and DIY your way to something lovely.
1. How to Build a Wine Bottle Bird Feeder from Elizabeth Joan DesignsView Details
This DIY bird feeder is a little more difficult to make, but it will last longer than the previous two projects. Just be mindful of where you place it. Depending on where you place the feeder, you may attract unwanted visitors such as squirrels or rats.
2. How to Make Birdseed Ornaments from The SpruceView Details
The beauty of this project is that the ornaments can be used as inexpensive decorations and gifts. This is also a fun DIY to do with kids. Experiment with different shapes and sizes to see what you can come up with. A pinecone can also be covered using a similar technique.
3. Simple Macrame Orange Bird Feeder from Blue CorduroyView Details
This three-ingredient bird feeder adds an appealing design element as well as functionality to your yard. To attract orioles and mockingbirds, take the other half of the orange and hang slices at varying levels. Just make sure to throw away anything that hasn’t been eaten within a week or two.
4. How to Make a Teacup Bird Feeder from Practically FunctionalView Details
This whimsical bird feeder is one of the simpler projects to make and a great way to repurpose vintage teacups that you would otherwise throw away. If you don’t have any, go to an antique shop or thrift store to find some.
5. DIY Sunflower Tower Bird Feeder from The Garden Roof CoopView Details
This project looks and performs similarly to a typical tower feeder purchased in a store, but at a fraction of the cost. This bird feeder can help if you have a rodent problem because the mesh cloth prevents seed waste from falling on the ground.
6. DIY Wild Bird Suet Feeder from Garden TherapyView Details
Suet is another word for rendered fat, and it is essential for birds to survive the long winter. This type of feeder attracts clingers such as woodpeckers, but any bird that is hungry and hasn’t migrated will be drawn to this ornamental feeder in the winter.
7. Mason Jar Bird Feeder from Little House LivingView Details
Add a touch of farmhouse style to your yard with this mason jar and chicken feeder upgrade. The larger the mason jar, the less you’ll be outside refilling.
8. DIY Bird Feeder from 100 Things 2 DoView Details
This do-it-yourself project appears to be a birdhouse, but it’s actually a squirrel-resistant feeder.
9. DIY Grapevine Bird Feeder from Rebecca’s Bird GardensView Details
This traditional-style bird feeder looks great as outdoor decor. Depending on how many birds you have in your yard, you may need to refill it frequently.
Bird feeders are beneficial to both parties, and they also make for an exciting DIY project. There are numerous bird feeders available for purchase, but going the handmade route allows you complete design control. So, if you’re stuck for ideas, you already know what you should do.