Bird feeders are mutually beneficial, and they also make for an exciting DIY project. There are a ton of bird feeders you can buy out there, but going the handmade route allows you to have complete design control. Blanking on ideas? We’ve rounded up some beautiful options that you can replicate or use as inspiration for your own creation. Either way, the birds will thank you.
Tea Cup Bird Feeder
A DIY bird feeder doesn’t get more charming than this repurposed tea cup and saucer. The steps boil down to glueing and hanging, so it’s super easy. Use a tea cup and saucer you’re willing to part with or buy a special one to use for this project.
Get the tutorial at Mommy Moment.
SHOP TEA CUP SETS Tea Cup and Saucer Set of 4, $30
Citrus Rind Bird Feeder
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
Ice Ornament Bird Feeder
LEGO Bird Feeder
License Plate Bird Feeder
Mason Jar Bird Feeder
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Milk cartons are an easy starting point for a bird feeder All you have to do is cut holes for the bird food and hanger, and then decorate it. You can use any patterned contact paper, but this wood one works so well when hung in a tree.
Get the tutorial at Boulder Locavore.
SHOP VINYL FILM Missouri Walnut Vinyl Film, $14
Tin Can Bird Feeder
Most of the work for this one involves decorating. You can turn the opening of a tin can bird feeder into a flower, give it a fun pattern, or paint a scene (maybe one that involves birds) on it. Add beads to the string you use to hang it for more color and flair.
Get the tutorial at Birds & Blooms.
SHOP FOAM Colorful Foam Sheets, $12
Paper Plate Bird Feeder
Porch Swing Bird Feeder
Suet Log Bird Feeder
Colorblock Bird Feeders
Bird Feeder Wreath