DIY Backyard Bird Feeder

DIY Backyard Bird FeederHere’s a fun idea for a Bird Feeder… and so easy to make yourself!!

These would be fun to take camping, too!

What you’ll need

  • Clean 1-liter soda bottle
  • Craft knife
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • small eye screw
  • Length of twine for hanging

How to make it

  1. Start by drawing a 1/2-inch asterisk on the side of a clean 1-liter soda bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom. Rotate the bottle 90 degrees and draw another asterisk
    2 inches from the bottom. Draw a 1-inch-wide circle opposite each asterisk, as shown.
  2. Use a craft knife to slit the asterisk lines and cut out the circles (a parent’s job). Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then through the opposite asterisk, as shown.
  3. Remove the bottle cap and twist a small eye screw into the top of it for hanging.
  4. Finally, fill your feeder with birdseed, recap it, and use a length of twine to hang it from a tree.

Thanks to Disney’s for sharing this fabulous recipe with The Frugal Girls… we hope you like it!! Check out more fun recipes, crafts, and diy projects at

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2 Responses to DIY Backyard Bird Feeder

  1. kristin says:

    i have made this before with my kids and find that the bird food in the bottom becomes moldy and gross once it gets wet. you may want to come up with a way to keep the birdfood at the level of the bottom spoon.

  2. kim bovino says:

    maybe drill holes thru the sides of the bottom thread with wire and hang it upside down …then when you need to fill it, just turn right side up and fill and cap it……the seed can’t get wet….make the bottom the top,so to speak?

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