Birdfeeders are a great way to enjoy wildlife at its best. If you live in an area that has many birds, a couple of strategically placed feeders will allow you to view those pretty birds up close and personal. You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy an expensive birdfeeder though. You can easily make one yourself. Most feeders take just a little time and very little money.
Not only are these great for hanging on your own porch, they make the perfect gift for other wildlife lovers. With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to get those DIY projects finished if you want to use them for gifts. If you are planning on giving someone a birdfeeder, why not make it yourself and make your gift extra 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.
If you love working with clay and you love birds, why not make a clay birdfeeder? You can create a beautiful clay bowl that is perfect for feeding your favorite birds. Kids love working with clay so if you have little ones, this is a great project for them to help you with. Remember to add rope or something for hanging and if you want, paint the feeder before you hang it up.
Via – Henryhappened
Monogramed Jar Feeder
You can create a personalized birdfeeder from a mason jar and really give your birds a special place to eat. Just decorate the jar with a vinyl monogramed letter, some beading and whatever else you want. This is a great project for gift-giving so if you know someone who really loves birdfeeders, consider this for their holiday gift.
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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.
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Open Bar Feeder
With a few planks of wood and an old bottle, you can make your birds a lovely bar that dispenses birdseed around the clock. You will need a bottle that has a screw cap and something to hang the feeder when you finish it. You will need something under the bottle to hold the food as well.
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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.
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Cookie Cutter Feeders
You can create birdfeeders 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.
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Popsicle Stick Feeders
If you have kids that love DIY projects, why not create a popsicle stick birdfeeder? You can use sticks that you have on hand or buy some at a craft store. Just layer the sticks and be sure to add something to hold the birdseed in. Kids can paint these any color that they want and they will have a ball creating different feeders for all of your trees.
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Outdoor Wedding Décor Feeders
If you have an outdoor wedding coming up, or you just want to decorate your lawn with beautiful vintage teacups, make birdfeeders out of them. Bamboo sticks will hold the vintage teacups and saucers and they look beautiful together. These make wonderful gifts and cost less than $5 each to make. Imagine the people you could please and the money you could save.
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Orange Cup Birdfeeders
You can create a beautiful and very aromatic birdfeeder by simply slicing an orange in half and removing the inside. Then just fill with birdseed and hang. You can poke holes in the orange and tie twine for hanging. These are really cute feeders and so easy to make. Plus, you can make two feeders from each orange and they smell wonderful.
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Head to your local craft store and pick up a few twig spheres. You can also use pinecones for this and if you have them at your house, they won’t cost anything. Just spread peanut butter on the spheres or cones and then coat with birdseed. Use old fabric or lace to hang. Once the birdseed is gone, you can recoat and hang again.
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