DIY Homemade Bird Feeder Plans, Designs, and Ideas

These 20+ DIY bird feeder plans, designs, and ideas on how you can feed your feathered friends in style. Many of these plans using recycled materials and inexpensive supplies. Hanging up a bird feeder in your garden or backyard is one of the best ways to get close to the birds. For more ideas see bird houses and feeders.

Homemade Bird Feeder Plans - including recycled milk cartoons, toilet paper rolls, pine cones, suet feeders, platform, and hanging feeders.

Making DIY bird feeders can be a fun activity to do with your family. Try recycling old materials for your homemade bird feeder. We are sure it will be a hit with the birds!

1. Hummingbird Feeder.

Learn how to create your own homemade hummingbird feeder. Find 5 easy and fun feeders that you can make yourself from recycled materials that will attract hummingbirds to your neighborhood!

Homemade hummingbird feeder, DIY plans

2. Dinnerware / Hanging DIY Bird Feeder.

One extremely affordable way to make bird feeders is to use dinnerware that is no longer in use. Instead of throwing away old bowls and plates recycle them into bird feeders.

Easy DIY Bowl plate bird feeder

3. Wooden Bird House with Plexiglass Roof.

If you want to give your garden a very contemporary look, check out these DIY Wooden Bird House Plans.

Wooden bird feeder plans

4. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder.

This is one of the easiest bird feeders to make. Simply find a recycled toilet paper roll and spread some peanut butter on it. Next sprinkle bird seed so that it sticks to the peanut butter. Finally, hang up your peanut butter bird feeder with some string.

Toilet paper roll bird feeder

5. Wine Bottle Bird Feeder.

Create a contemporary wine bottle bird feeder from a recycled glass wine bottle. This project gives you the best of both worlds – an attractive bird feeder and a great way to recycle an old wine bottle. Make every day for your birds – happy hour!

Recycled wine bottle diy bird feeder

6. Plastic Milk Jug Bird Feeder.

This bird feeder makes a fun project for kids of all ages. Start with an empty, clean milk or water jug. Use scissors to cut “windows” into your milk jug. Insert sticks or dowels for bird perches. Fill with bird seed and hang outdoors.

Plastic 1 gallon milk jug bird feeder

7. DIY Pine cone bird feeder.

This diy pine cone bird feeder makes a great project for children. Simply find an old pine cone and spread some peanut butter on it. Next sprinkle bird seed so that it sticks to the peanut butter. Finally, hang up your pine cone with some string.

Peanut butter pine cone bird feeder

8. DIY Homemade Log Bird Feeder.

Learn how to make this hanging homemade log bird feeder from a natural log or fallen tree. Create this rustic bird feeder using a recycled log.

DIY homemade wooden bird feeder plans using a recycled or natural log.

9. PVC Bird Feeder.

Create a squirrel resistant hanging bird feeder from plastic PVC pipe. This lightweight, attractive tube bird feeder has two feeding ports and perches (but more can be added).

DIY PVC plastic pipe homemade bird feeder plans.

10. DIY Platform Bird Feeder.

Create a DIY platform bird feeder to attract small and large birds. This decorative and ornamental bird feeder offers a panoramic 360-degree viewing experience.

DIY Platform or tray bird feeder plans.

11. Mason Jar Bird Feeders.

This unique bird feeder is made using a mason jar and an inexpensive baby chicken feeder. Hang using some string or wire and delight your feathered friends.

Hanging mason jar bird feeder

12. Milk Carton Bird Feeder.

Instead of throwing away your milk cartons – turn them into bird feeders! This is a great way to reduce waste and recycle.

Milk carton recycled bird feeder

13. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder.

Another creative way to make a bird feeder is to glue a bunch of popsicle sticks together. One of the biggest advantages of this type of design is that you can paint the sticks in different colors to attract different species of birds.

Popsicle stick wild bird feeder

14. Orange Bird Feeder.

One of the easiest bird feeders to make is cutting an orange in half. Then hollow out each half of the rind. Finally, fill with bird seed and hang it using a sturdy string or wire. Use the hollowed orange for a fruit salad or leave it in the feeder for orioles.

Easy orange bird feeder

15. Suet bird feeder.

Help feed woodpeckers, nuthatches, flickers and many other insect eating birds using a homemade suet feeder created using a recycled mesh bag.

Suet bird-feeder mesh bag

16. Recycled Cake Pan BirdFeeder.

This bird feeder is make from some chain and an old recycled corrugated cake pan. This platform bird feeder is very strong and will last for years and years.

Corrugated plate cake pan Homemade DIY bird feeder

17. Wooden Bird Feeder.

If you are into woodworking, you might consider making this simple wooden bird feeder. This attractive design will appear to a wide variety of birds.

Post mounted bird feeder

18. Colorful Bird Feeders.

A few colorful bird feeders can make a great addition to your garden! These bird feeders definitely add to the scenery.

19. Soda Bottle Bird Feeder.

A soda bottle feeder is an exceptional way to recycle and help the environment! You will simply need a plastic bottle from any soft drink or soda, and you’re good too start building this bird feeder!

20. Tea Cup Bird Feeder.

An attractive bird feeder can be made using tea cups. Not only is it very convenient, it is also very cheap. These bird feeders will last you a long time since the material that tea cups are made from is strong and durable. Just be sure that it’s secured properly so it doesn’t fall.

21. Glass Shade Bird Feeder.

Perhaps one of the most elegant looking bird feeders can be produced from a glass shade. If you want to give your garden a very contemporary look, a glass shade bird feeders maybe the way to go!

22. Tin Can Bird Feeder.

A tin can bird feeder makes an easy bird feeder for children to make.

23. Teapot Bird Feeder.

If you have an old teapot that is worn out, don’t throw it away. Turn it to a bird feeder and hang it in your garden or backyard.

24. Flower Pot Bird Feeder.

Is there anything that is more synonymous with a garden than a flower pot? Not only do they make your garden setup look super stylish, but they do it at a very cheap price!


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