As the weather warms up, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time outdoors. Whether you have a yard, porch, or balcony from which to enjoy the springtime air, a DIY bird feeder can be a welcome addition. Making a bird feeder is a fun craft that can involve repurposing simple household objects or getting handy with household tools.
DIY bird feeders are a great way to be creative while also helping out the birds in your area. You might enjoy the process so much that you want to make several at a time. They also make wonderful gifts for nature lovers in your life. The materials used might range from a small terracotta pot to Legos and license plates–the possibilities are endless.
We’ve found tutorials for a wide array of DIY bird feeders at House Beautiful. 23 different designs allow you to choose a style that matches your decor or that repurposes objects you already have at home. You can even make several different ones for different spots in your garden. Simply scroll through to find a tutorial you’re interested in.
Our favorite is the porch swing bird feeder, which uses scrap wood and wood glue to create a small, realistic swing. If you’re feeling artistic, you can swap the simple white paint for a more colorful design.
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Enjoy your local wildlife this year with a DIY bird feeder. And for more DIY craft ideas, keep up with NORA Best Life. On our news page, we’re always posting creative and fun projects that retired Americans can enjoy.