As spring begins to arrive, (however slowly) the sound of birds chirping at dawn can often be music to one’s ears. The jingle of birds happily whistling along on a sunny day can bring feelings of cheeriness knowing that the cold, dark winter is finally making its departure.
Many people have found ways in which they can invite birds to spend more time in their yard so that they can have the pleasure of hearing and seeing these animals from their own home. One of the best ways to attract birds to your yard is with a DIY bird feeder. Less expensive than store-bought bird feeders, a DIY bird feeder also serves as a fun craft to do with children or friends. All you need to purchase for this project is bird feed; the rest of the DIY bird feeder materials can likely be found lying around your home.
The following article from All Women Stalk gives 12 fun DIY bird feeder tutorials to choose from. You can make your decision based on which one most fits your aesthetic taste and what materials you have readily available. Soon your yard will be filled with hungry birds chirping away!
12 BEAUTIFUL DIY BIRD FEEDERS …
If you’re looking for a fun project to do this week, we give you DIY Bird Feeders. We have here fun and easy-to-make DIY bird feeders that are sure to make your adorable feathered friends very happy. Some of these DIY bird feeders can even be created by your kids. Which is a fantastic idea altogether since your little ones can also become aware of the environment.
To make this bird feeder, you will need wire, a rolling pin or a can, pliers, and wire clipper. You simply loop the wire around the rolling pin or can, make a tightly wounded spiral by the bottom, and then make a hanger or hook so that you can hang your bird feeder. Insert fruit or seed-covered pinecone before hanging.
How cute is this DIY bird feeder? To make this acorn-shaped bird feeder, you will mold the bird seed mix using a soda bottle. The top portion is a wooden bowl with a hole in the middle.
3. BIRDIE TEA PARTY
Don’t you just love the thought of birds having a tea party? Well now you can help make that happen by making these DIY bird feeders! By the way, there are bird feeders like these sold in stores but they’re pricey. Make yours for only about a dollar each.
4. PORCELAIN PARASOL
How adorable! I love that Erin made this bird feeder using a pretty bowl and plate. If you can make yours with fun patterns, too, that would be fantastic. Aside from the plate and bowl, you will also need washers, nuts, glue, and an eye bolt.
5. A BED OF POPSICLE STICKS
Here is a DIY bird feeder that you can make with your kids. I bet they’d love this because it would be like building a castle or a mini fort. Design variation: paint your popsicle stick bird feeder!
6. MILK CARTON
This is clever. Instead of throwing away a milk carton, you can use it to make a bird feeder. You simply cut two holes near the bottom, paint the exterior, and then hang.
7. ORANGE CUP
It can’t get any easier than this. You simply device a bowl with the use of an orange peel, poke four holes for hanging, and then fill said orange bowl with seeds. A quick feast for the birds!
8. MODERN LOOK
Feel like constructing a bird feeder that’s beautiful enough to be displayed inside your home? Then we give you here a tutorial for a Mid-Century modern bird feeder. It is all sorts of awesome.
9. CROCHETED BASKET
Take a clear bowl and fill it with seeds. Hang it using crocheted jute twine. Check out the link for the pattern.
10. FRAPPUCCINO FEEDER
Using a glass bottle, a tuna can, pieces of wood, screws, and wire, you can make one nifty DIY bird feeder. A great way to recycle, right?
11. IKEA PLATES
The construction of this particular DIY bird feeder is similar to the 4th tutorial we linked to here. But instead of using breakable plates and bowls, you will be making the bird feeder using wooden plates. The ones used here are from Ikea.
12. FRAMED FRESH FRUITS
Instead of letting fruits rot in your kitchen, make this easy-peasy bird feeder to help our feathered friends.
Got more DIY bird feeder ideas for us? Tell us about them! We’d love to hear more creative DIY bird feeder projects from our crafty readers.
Another great way to invite birds into your yard is through DIY bird baths. Create a bird bath to go along with your DIY bird feeder, and the birds will be able to have a nice drink of water to go with their meal. A bird bath can be created out of just about any type of bowl that is then set on a stand.
Are you a bird lover? Southwick’s Zoo, located in Mendon, Massachusetts, is a great place to see a variety of exotic birds that your DIY bird feeder will most likely be unable to attract. We have an entire area in our Zoo devoted to our feathered friends, along with a peacock and a turkey that freely roam the Zoo grounds. Want to learn more about birds? View our page devoted to fun bird facts!
What is your favorite bird? Has this type of bird ever visited your yard due to an excellent DIY bird feeder? What materials did you use to make your DIY bird feeder? We’d love to hear more about your experiences in our comment section below!