5 Spring DIY Bird Feeder Ideas
Posted by ArtFireContent on 04/01/2011 at 13:44:39
Call it ingenious, or call it lazy, but a mourning dove has taken over a pot in my yard and laid two eggs in it. The pot was still full of dirt from an old succulent, and now I see her resting there every day with just her head and shoulders peaking out. Why write about this? Aside from the fact that I am happy to have a yard-bird, it has also inspired me to make my yard even more welcoming for the local bird population! Making a classic bird house seems a bit overwhelming, but making a bird-feeder sounds totally doable. Below we will look at five different kinds of bird feeders of all shapes and sizes.
This feeder is cute, bright and fairly simple to make. It's idea for hanging in front of a window to get a front-row seat to see all the birds feasting away!
This bird feeder self fills over time, which is great because it cuts out refilling the feeder as often. There is also a lot of room to customize the wood to match your outdoor decor. Painting a pattern with non-toxic paint or even carving into the wood would make this bird feeder both highly functional and cute!
There isn't really any need to elaborate on this one, is there? Tea cups in pastel colors make for a kitschy, cute, fun way to brighten up your yard for spring.
I am totally daydreaming about hanging these all over the largest tree in my yard right now! In reality I will probably only hang two or three, but since you can make so many at once, they will also make great little gifts for family and friends.
While this isn't the most attractive bird feeder, if you are trying to specifically give birds a snack and not your neighborhood squirrel population, this is the bird feeder for you. It also reuses an old candy tin and a plastic container. Try tying a bit of ribbon or string around the tin to brighten it up and make it look less like you've stuck trash to your walls or fences.
Do you have plans to make a bird feeder? Do you have any tips on cohabitating with birds? Share them in the comments below! Also, because I can't resist: Bonus: Make your own edible bird's nest (with peeps!).