We are always looking for new garden projects. From growing vegetable gardens, and building a bee bath to creating glorious bee-friendly gardens, the garden is a wonderful space to inspire crafting. Enjoy this collection of homemade bird feeders to make – easy DIY projects.
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Whether you have a big yard, a small yard or a balcony making a bird feeder is a fantastic way to bring wildlife to your outdoor space. If you have been wondering how to make a bird feeder for your outdoor space, these simple bird feeder projects will hopefully inspire you to feed the birds.
Simple Homemade Bird Feeders to Make
Our favourite bird feeder to make is our birdseed ornament bird feeder. We share how to make a cookie cutter bird feeder that you can hang in the trees in your backyard.
Put those old juice cartons to good use. Red Ted Art shares a fun bird feeder for kids to make. Learn how to make an owl bird feeder from a juice carton.
It doesn’t get much more simple than The Creative Cubby’s egg carton bird feeder. You only need a few supplies to make this basic bird feeder for kids to make.
Crazy DIY Mom shares how to make a teacup bird feeder on a stick. Make this one and poke it into your garden for the birds.
Upcycle your plastic bottles and spoons into a clever bottle bird feeder, shared by Natural Beach Living
Here’s a great little kit from Amazon, so that you can build a wooden bird feeder kit at home
Daisies & Pie shares how to make fat ball feeders for birds…using lard to hold the birdseed ornament together
Keep those decorative gourds, dry them and turn them into dried gourd bird feeders that will last for years to come.
Another homemade bird feeder for kids to make is this bright and colourful rainbow popsicle stick bird feeder, from Crafty Morning.
How simple are these cheerio bird feeders, shared by Messy Little Monsters. A simple bird feeder for kids to make and fill the trees with treats for the birds.
Gather up a big pile of pinecones and make pinecone bird feeders for your neighbourhood trees. A creative nature craft shared by One Little Project.
Everyone has a spare toilet paper roll, or two. The Joys of Boys shares how to make a toilet paper roll bird feeder
Love this super sweet hanging teacup bird feeder shared by Color Me Thrifty. What a great way to use an antique teacup.
Little pumpkins and little gourds make fantastic feeders. Make a fresh gourd bird feeder that will completely decompose.
The Empress of Dirt shares how to make a homemade hummingbird feeder, complete with a recipe for hummingbird food and all kinds of helpful tips to attract hummingbirds.
Your yard will become your favourite spot on the street with our simple birdseed wreath.
Here’s a fun bird feeder to build…make a milk carton bird feeder that looks like your own house!
So…which bird feeder will you make for your garden?
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Melanie Brammer says
I’ve tried quite a few of these ideas over the years, but its great to see them all in one place. I’m a parent, a primary teacher, and I run a garden club as well as Cub Scouts for youngsters, so I’m always ready to make bird feeders. Great post.