There may be six more weeks of winter, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for the coming spring months! Plus, now the temperatures are starting to move upward, all of our feathered friends are beginning to return from their winter homes down south. We thought we’d welcome them all home with some really fun DIY bird feeders!
Here are a few bird feeder ideas that the whole family can make. They’re super easy and super fun!
DIY Tin Can Bird Feeders
This DIY bird feeder is made out of something as simple and everyday as a tin can. However, with a few sticks, a few stones and a hot-glue gun, you can turn an old food container into a brand new bird food container with these step-by-step instructions!
DIY Glass Jar Bird Feeders
All you’ll need for this bird feeder is a Mason jar, a wooden spoon, a roll of tape and some ribbon. The DIY Glass Jar Bird Feeder is a great way to invite the flock to your house for dinner because you’ll be creating a feeding station with recycled kitchen gear!
Easy Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders Craft
Such a simple thing like a toilet paper roll can be turned into a buffet of bird seeds just like this Easy Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder Craft. All you need is a bit of peanut butter and yummy seeds! Pull all the extra pieces of toilet paper off the roll and then coat the entire outside in peanut butter. (For an even better bird treat, use crunchy peanut butter!)
Roll the buttered roll in things like hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, oats and even pieces of dried fruit and then hang it using some twine.
Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders
Get your creative juices flowing with this Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder! With any old 2-liter bottle, you can go from used plastic to a bird feeder that’s fantastic. It’s super easy to make, and each person in your family can add their own flair to their individual feeders.
Pinecone Bird Feeders
If you want to keep things as all-natural as you can, swap out the toilet paper roll for a Pinecone Bird Feeder. Depending on where you live, pinecones may be a little harder to find, so instead of heading out to the park on a pinecone hunt, you could pass by your local craft store and pick up a few there.
Just like you would with the toilet paper roll, cover the entire pinecone in peanut butter and bird feed. Naturally, birds will love it!
DIY Orange Peel Bird Feeders
There are more than enough things you can do with orange peels, but have you ever thought to use their naturally fresh scent to attract the neighborhood bird?
With only an orange, some string and bird seed, you can make an Orange Peel Bird Feeder, which will be the most aromatically pleasing bird feeder you’ll find on any tree branch.
Popsicle Stick Bird Feeders
Elmer’s Glue and popsicle sticks have been staples in the arts-and-crafts drawer at your house for quite some time, so why not repurpose those things and create a bird feeder with your kids?
This Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder is perfect for anyone who has played with Lincoln Logs. Really, all you’re doing is creating a “log” cabin for bird seed and then hanging it from a branch. Easy peasy!
After you’ve spent some time finding ways to feed the birds, let us take the time to feed you! We make the extra effort to make all of our made-from-scratch items the right way, not the easy way, so come in to your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and enjoy a delicious meal!