DIY Recycled Bird Feeder

By Taylor on December 5, 2012 in Blog

Looking for an easy, eco-friendly craft project in preparation for the chilly winter months?

Why not try creating this simple, recycled bird feeder? Made entirely of items you can find around your house, this quick craft is the perfect afternoon activity for nature lovers of all ages!

What you’ll need:

  • An old, clean plastic peanut butter jar
  • Large lid from a yogurt or other container
  • Electric drill (or a utility knife will do)
  • Twine
  • A stick – from a small wooden rod to something you find in the backyard
  • Super glue
  • Scissors
  • Birdseed

Drill a small hole through the lid, bottom of the peanut butter jar and lid of the jar to thread the twine through. Cut three to four holes out of the plastic jar for the birds to eat out of, about the size of a half dollar.

Drill two holes toward the bottom of the jar big enough to push your stick through, creating a perch for birds eating out of the feeder. Double up your twine and thread together the yogurt lid, peanut butter jar and lid to connect your bird feeder. Use super glue to secure the yogurt lid to the bottom of the peanut butter jar.

Fill your DIY feeder with birdseed and voila – the perfect winter feeding spot for the birds in your backyard!

Originally published by Inhabitat