28 Homemade Bird Feeder Ideas For Your Garden

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A beautiful backyard bird feeder is all it takes to bring a variety of birds to your garden. You can watch them snack on the feast together and chirp away without a care in the world.

A beautiful cardinal perched on a homemade bird feeder

If you’re an avid bird watcher like me, then you’ve probably bought a few bird feeders. I’m sure that they look picture perfect. However, I am trying to take the DIY-route as much as I can these days.

Luckily, it’s is easier than you think because there are lots of homemade bird feeder ideas out there. I slipped into a rabbit hole during my browsing session that lasted for hours. At the end of it, I had bookmarked not one or two but over twenty different DIY projects.

I didn’t want my efforts to go into waste so I thought about creating a grand post to help other bird watchers out. These ideas range from kid-friendly ventures to elegant gift-worthy designs. I love all of them and would like to see if one of these will strike your fancy.

So without further ado, let’s get the DIY extravaganza started.

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Bird feeders are a brilliant way to lure in different species of birds to your garden. They also function as decorative pieces to beautify your hardscape layout. I love that bird house sizes and shapes  area as varied as your thoughts. Great  chance to add in your personal touches.

It also makes it easier for you to include children in the project.

So, how do you make bird feeders at home?

Start by gathering the right supplies. You’ll notice that most of these DIY projects require next to nothing when it comes to tools. You might occasionally need scissors and glue, twine or other  string to hang them in the garden. But that’s about it.

Building the feeders is as much fun as watching the birds. That’s because the designs allow you to unleash your imagination. You’re also invested in creating something that’s environmentally-friendly and easy on the budget too.

Homemade bird feeder plans

Some DIY bird feeders are easy: those where you make it really simple. But what if you wanted to build one of those bird feeder mansions?

If you are an avid DIY person, you may be able to come up with a design on your own. But for others, being able to look at a set of plans would make a lot easier.

This book: Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers looks like a great resource, if you want to build a nice, sturdy, good looking bird feeder of birdhouse.

28 Homemade Bird Feeder Ideas

Here are some of the best DIY bird feeders I found while looking around to find the perfect idea for my bird feeder.

In a nutshell, there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to making a bird feeder. You’ve got lots of interesting options out there that will match your style. I’d also encourage you to mix things up by adding a personal take to the design of this garden addition. What’s important is that you have fun while constructing your bird feeder, and you make it safe for your fluffy feathery friends.

Did any one of these homemade bird feeders spark your interest? I’d love to see YOUR homemade bird feeder ideas!

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