Birds aren’t just beautiful creatures that bring life and vitality to your outdoor living space, they help you in your garden efforts by reducing pests. Some species even help pollinate. What’s more, many bird species are endangered and require our help and protection.

By building a DIY bird feeder, you’ll attract more of these winged beauties to your garden, and reward them for their hard work. Some of these handmade feeders provide a fantastic opportunity for kids to enjoy crafting whilst learning about conservation and nature.

Here are 34 of the best DIY bird feeders:

1. Acorn Feeder – a Fall-inspired project, this cute feeder uses a wooden bowl as an acorn cap (which is slippery so squirrels can’t hold onto it), and a mix of nuts and seeds as the actual acorn.


2. Vintage Tea Cup Feeder – watch the birds have a tea party with their very own vintage tea cup feeder. You can pick up these cups at thrift stores and yard sales for just 25 cents – making it a frugal but worthwhile project.

3. Colored Paint Can Feeders –  upcycle old paint cans by spraying them in a variety of bright colors, adding a wooden dowel as a perch, filling them with bird seed, and hanging them on pretty ribbons from a tree.

4. Up Close and Personal Window Feeder – for those who like to see their favorite bird species up close without having to go outdoors, this window feeder is the perfect solution. Fashion scrap wood into a house shape, and attach suction cups to the back to adhere it to your kitchen or dining room window for a birds-eye view!

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