14 Terrific DIY Bird Feeders for Your Yard

Upcycle that old chandelier that you have sitting around, and use it to make a bird feeder for your yard! You don’t have to spend any money, and you can feel good that you didn’t add to the local dump.

A nice way to add a bird feeder without disturbing the “theme” of your patio could be to use terra cotta pots. They’ll match the other pots you may have, and they’re actually very functional when it comes to being a bird feeder. You can even use some old ones you have lying around.

I thought this was such an adorable bird feeder idea! It’s a monogram so you can decorate and bring birds to your yard. Use colorful seeds and ingredients to make it even better.

An old lamp post is a super great option for a DIY bird feeder. Remove the glass (if needed), and simply place a bowl of bird seed in the bottom. You can attach the post to a wall or into the ground.

Wine bottles can be upcycled for a fun and creative project. Turn them into bird feeders with just a bit of work and place them around your yard and patio. They’re easy to make, cheap, and look good.

If you have kids who like to watch birds, then this window attachment is a perfect idea. It looks like a birdhouse, but it sits on the window with a tray for food so you can see the birds come and go.

This wreath bird feeder is amazing. I just love it so much. The best part is that it adds practicality and art to your yard. Hang it from the porch, a tree, or anywhere else.

An incredibly simple yet functional bird feeder just involves some rope and a bowl. Place the feed in the bowl, and tie it up using three lines. It doesn’t take much time at all.

I bet you didn’t know you could use an orange as a bird feeder. But you can! In fact, you can use the inside of a pumpkin or any other fruit/veggie that you think would be great. If you use a shell that the birds will eat, that’s even better!

Use cookie cutters to make any and all kinds of shapes for your bird feeders! You can do seasonal decorations like hearts, or you can just use normal cookie cutters. The choice is yours, and you have so many options.

A plastic bottle is a cheap, simple, and incredibly easy bird feeder idea. You don’t really have to have any crafting skills to make this DIY project. A few simple tweaks to the bottle, and you’re good to go.

I love how you can upcycle even an empty roll of toilet paper to make an effective bird feeder. This idea is so easy! Simply roll the tube in peanut butter and then stick the seeds and other ingredients on it. Hang it up, and the birds will flock to your yard.

If you’ve recently updated your teacups, or you have some broken ones, use them to make a bird feeder. I think it looks cute if you attach the saucer to the bottom of the teacup. But you can really do whatever you want.

One of the simplest bird feeder ideas is using an old Bundt cake pan. It’s easy to hang up requires no modifications, and can hold lots of bird seed. You can paint or decorate the pan if you want, but it isn’t necessary.