Take care of the birds in your back yard this Spring with these brilliant bird feeder ideas. In these cold, harsh months our feathered friends struggle to find their own food but, with a few household materials and some simple crafting, we can hep them out!
Not only will the homemade feeders help to encourage wildlife, but they’ll make your garden look that extra bit special. We have collected a great list of DIY birdfeeders that will instantly beautify your porch or make the perfect gift. They are easy to make and are great for getting those birds to your property so that you can enjoy them.
01. Homemade Bird Feeders From Tin Cans
This is a great way to recycle and feed the birds at the same time! Save up all your tin cans from dinner time and you’ll soon have enough to get cracking!
Image and Instructions: Plum Adorable.
02. Sisal Rope Feeder
An old tin can and some sisal rope can be combined to make a beautiful feeder for your birds. Just wrap the rope around the can (be sure to use a clean can) and bend the lid in half so that the birds can get to the food. You may want to put something for a ledge so the birds have something to stand on when eating.
Image and Instructions: Dabblesandbabbles
03. Flower Pot Birdfeeder
An old flower pot will make a beautiful bird feeder. You will need to drill holes in the pot so that the birdseed will come out. You will need a plastic bottle with the top cut off and this will need holes drilled in as well. Get creative when you are drilling the holes and make a pattern so that they are functional and decorative. Also Check out more Clay Pot Bird Feeders Instructions.
Image and Instructions: Allthingsheartandhome
Image and Instructions: The Garden Roof Coop
04. Log Bird Feeder
Create a small log by carving out part of a small piece of wood. If you use firewood in the winter, just one little log will do it. You just have to hollow out enough room for the food and then attach a chain to hang the log in your tree. Birds will love it because they will feel as if the tree itself is feeding them.
05.Cookie Cutter Feeders
You can create bird feeders in all shapes and sizes when you mold them. If you have cookie cutters, you can mix gelatin and water to create a base and then add birdseed and mold it in the cookie cutters. Once the mold sets, you can hang these little feeders anywhere with string. Kids will love this project and if you don’t have a lot of cookie cutters on hand, you can use mason jar lids or anything that will create a mold.
Image and Instructions: Eighteen25
06. DIY Birdseed Ice Ornaments
Bring the festive spirit to your yard with these wonderful ice ornaments. The birds will thank you for them!
Image and Instructions: Henry Happened