I love a good hands-on activity, and today I thought I’d share some fun bird feeder projects I’ve collected. First, I made you a collage.
And second, some projects to try. They are a great way to keep the kids busy when you’re snowed it, and of course doing these projects will make it easier for your local birds when it’s cold outside and food is scarce. All the links include instructions so you can make a bird feeder too.
2. Cracker houses, perfect for pecking.
3. Up-cycled tea cups, complete with perch. This is a German blog, but the instructions also appear in English.
6. Toilet paper roll feeder–a favorite at our house.
7. Pumpkin feeder, which may not be possible now, but would be perfect for fall.
8. This orange feeder, however, is ideal for citrus season.
9. Popcorn and fruit garlands, for Christmas, or anytime!
12. Slinky up-cycle, which may be the best use of a wrecked Slinky I’ve ever seen.
13. Easter egg ornament feeders, because spring is just around the corner.
15. Gourd feeders, from Martha Stewart.
16. And one more from Martha Stewart (she is the Queen of Projects, after all) . . . the sunflower bird feeder. This is why we plant sunflowers in the garden every year.
19. Another take on the vintage tea cup bird feeder.
23. Go all out with this Grand Central bird feeding station. This makes me want to learn how to work the saw.
24. This Cheerio and blueberry pipe cleaner bird feeder is perhaps the perfect project for little hands.
25. Birdseed ornaments.
26. Another adorable recyclable up-cycle bird feeder.
27. No list of bird feeder projects would be complete without a pine cone feeder.
29. Bagel bird feeder–the perfect use for your few-day-old bagels.
30. Easy platform feeder.
31. Homemade suet cakes.
33. Another build-your-own option that’s good for kids, and inexperienced woodworkers, is to use a bird feeder kit.
34. And finally, I’ve saved the best for last: the bird seed bundt wreath. This is not only a beautiful way to feed the birdies, but it would make a great gift.
And if you’d like a few more ideas, here are a few other lists I found for inspiration:
I’ve tried a few of these projects, but not all of them, at least not yet. If you’ve made a bird feeder, from this list or another type, I’d love to hear about it!