Ten Amazing Bird Feeders Made From Recycled Things

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…


 

A Bird Feeder Made From a Plastic Bottle
A Bird Feeder Made From a Plastic Bottle

Plastic Bottle

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From a Juice Carton
A Bird Feeder Made From a Juice Carton

Juice Carton

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From a Cardboard Tubes
A Bird Feeder Made From a Cardboard Tubes

Cardboard Tubes

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From a Lego
A Bird Feeder Made From a Lego

Lego

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From Shovels
A Bird Feeder Made From Shovels

Shovels

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From an Egg Carton
A Bird Feeder Made From an Egg Carton

Egg Carton

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From a Tea Cup and Saucer
A Bird Feeder Made From a Tea Cup and Saucer

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From a Beat Box
A Bird Feeder Made From a Beat Box

Beat Box

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From Tin Cans
A Bird Feeder Made From Tin Cans

Tin Cans

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.

A Bird Feeder Made From Throw Away Food
A Bird Feeder Made From Throw Away Food

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.

Source Used…

  • https://earth911.com/home/7-diy-recycled-bird-feeders/
  • https://www.audubon.org/news/make-bird-feeder-out-recycled-materials
  • https://babbledabbledo.com/science-design-for-kids-recycled-bird-feeder-mobile/
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  • https://www.antiquefarmhouse.com/recycled-iron-shovel-bird-feeder.html
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  • https://www.fabartdiy.com/how-to-diy-simple-and-pretty-teacup-bird-feeder/
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