Now we have housed our birds with those birdhouses made from recycled things we need to feed them and there are so many great things you can turn into a bird feeder that I could talk about it all day long! But this is just a small list of ten of the very best things you can use to make a bird feeder and I hope at least one of them inspires you to make your own…
It doesn’t take much more than a plastic bottle and a few wooden spoons to make this one. But I have to wonder how they get all the seed out of the bottle, especially the bottom part! Still, it has to be better than throwing the plastic bottle away.
This one is a little easier to make because it uses a cardboard carton rather than a plastic one. This is the sort of bird feeder that would be fun to make with the little ones as a summer project or just something to do on the weekend.
You can use empty toilet roll tubes or just cut up larger kitchen roll tubes then just roll then in fat to make the seeds stick to them. Just make sure there are no chemicals on them and the birds will love them.
While you will have to glue the Lego together to make it strong enough it does bring a touch of colour to the garden and if you were going to throw the Lego away this might well be a better use for it.
If you just so happen to have some old coal shovels or maybe just an old garden shovel you could always stick it to a tree and use it as a bird feeder. This idea will also allow larger birds to feed on it as well.
The little groves that once held the eggs in place are the perfect little bowls for seeds. The only thing with this idea is you will need to make it as secure as possible to stop it moving about too much when the birds land on it.
Tea Cup and Saucer
If you don’t have an old teacup and saucer laying around you could always get one from a charity shop and turn it into one of these. I think it gives the birds a touch of class you just don’t get with most common bird feeders.
While a little silly I just had to include it because it looked so unusual. IF you are hanging onto an old beat box why not use it to make a bird feeder! I have no idea why they left the wire in, maybe it was to play the birds some music while they feed.
You will need to make sure the edges of the can are covered so the birds don’t hurt themselves on the tin. I love what this person did and used soft foam to not only cover the edges of the can but also make it look like a flower.
Throw Away Food
What about turning the food they will eat into the feeder itself! You can use ice-cream cones, oranges and even pumpkins! It’s much better than throwing them away and in the end, you could simply put it onto the compost heap and make a new one.