Grab the kids and have them help out with one of these fun weekend projects. Care for your outdoor friends and give them a place to enjoy with just a little bit of creativity and care. These 21 homemade bird feeders will be the perfect way to welcome the robins into your front yard!
1. Pine Cones
Red Ted Art used pine cones and turned them into smaller bird feeders for the kids to enjoy making and the birds to enjoy snacking on! It’s an easy project for everyone to get involved with!
If you visit Parents, you’ll catch all the details on how to make this edible bird feeder. The birds can devour this entire piece and there won’t be any cleanup for you to deal with.
Kitchen Counter Chronicles used gourds to get her bird feeder started. We love this fall-festive and natural way to feed the birds in your neighborhood.
4. Paper Plate
Happy Hooligans used just a plain ole paper plate for their project. Sometimes the most simple materials can be used for bigger things.
Teacups can be the most delightful addition to the garden, don’t you think? Feed the birds in a stylish and adorable way with some help from Dear Lizzy.
6. Mesh Bag
Good Housekeeping used some mesh bags with their project. Again, something the simplest materials can be used for great things.
Grab some cheerios and get the kids started on this Happy Hooligans project. So many wonderful things this cereal can be used for, including feeding those robins and blue jays in the backyard.
8. Juice Carton
Red Ted Art teaches us how to turn a juice carton into an owl that will bring all the birds to the yard. Just fill it up with some seed.
Fun Crafts Kids gives us a project involving Legos. What kiddo wouldn’t want to join in on a bird feeder project when their favorite toys are involved?
10. Orange Cup
Happy Hooligans gives us another great way to serve up lunch to the birds. These biodegradable orange cups can be eaten whole!
11. Fruit, Grain & Nut
Parents gives us a similar project to making all of that edible Christmas garland. But this time it can be hung on the tree and munched on by all the birdies.
Bottles are always a great route to take when making a homemade bird feeder. Follow along at Messy Fingers and catch all the details on this simple tutorial.
Infarrantly Creative makes a birdseed wreath that’s both delicious for your flying friends and charming as they hang in all the trees. This too, the kiddos can help out with in the kitchen.
14. Repurposed Jar
Grab some of your old mason jars and get to work. Some pumpkins seeds and other feed can be thrown in with a bout of string and created in no time. Thanks for the idea MCW.
The Garden Roof Coop teaches how to to make a suet bird feeder. We love this rustic look, visit now for all the details.
16. Paint Cans
Mom Endeavors knows how to put some old junk to good use. Clean out those paint cans filling up the garage and turn them into some colorful feeders for the backyard birdies.
17. Milk Jugs
Great Stems took an old milk jug and did something similar. Had the kids decorate it a bit and throw some sticks on it so it blends into the scenery.
18. Egg Carton
We learn at Ginger Snap Crafts that an old egg carton can be used for the birds too. You’ll just need some twine.
19. Road Maps
Crafts by Amanda took old road maps as their style focus on these birdhouses. Just don’t forget to fill them up with some seed.
Happy Hooligans brings us, yet another, delicious project for the birds to enjoy. Learn how to make this heart-shaped bird feeder over the weekend.