10. Old Silverware Makes For A Charming Design

diyhomedecorguide

diyhomedecorguide

Don’t throw out your old silverware or other items from around the kitchen. Combining them with some wire, some glass beads, and a little bit of patience can give you this beautiful creation. As a bonus, the silverware will catch the light, attracting birds who are flying overhead in addition to the ones already in your yard.

9. Rustic Creations Are Adorable

pixabay

pixabay

This birdhouse is made from a number of sticks and twigs with bark for the roof. Rather than going all out on expensive materials, this feeder simply uses items from around your yard. You can match the feeder to your tree, making it stand out much less if you want it to be less noticeable.

8. Old Glassware Has A Place

indulgy

indulgy

This feeder is made with a number of old glassware pieces that were glued together. Choosing pieces that have a bit of shine, but that you can’t use in a modern kitchen, is a great way to show off your old glassware. If you don’t have anything inspiring in your home, a quick trip to your local thrift store should be able to fix that.

7. Sometimes Simple Is Better

wildbirdsununlimited

wildbirdsununlimited

This feeder is just a hollowed out log with some other pieces of wood put into it for looks. A few simple cuts and a little bit of time with a saw give you this amazing little piece. If you are getting rid of a tree, you could make a huge number of these in one afternoon.

6. Cans And Ribbons Aren’t Just For Love Birds

prettystuffsite

prettystuffsite

Paint a can, stick a dowel in the front, wrap it with a ribbon, and then fill it with birdseed to create this feeder. The decoration possibilities are endless, and you can change them out as often as you want. Each feeder should cost you under a dollar, making it easy to completely cover your trees in the wintertime for an amazing variety of feathered friends.

5. Do Away With The Feeder All Together

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flickr

These feed cakes are cute and practical, leaving you with very few worries. To make these, combine birdseed with honey or lard, mold it into a shape, and then poke a hole through the hardened product of your labor. String them up with a ribbon and forget about the cleanup. When done in early spring, you might even see the ribbon end up in a bird’s nest!

4. A Tea Party For The Birds

hercampus

hercampus

These cups make a very interesting statement piece, but are also very easy to clean and maintain. Simply string together cups with ribbon until you are happy and then put a mixture of seeds and honey inside. The honey keeps the seeds from fallout out, and the lip of the cup gives the birds somewhere to stand.

3. Use Your Favorite Bottle

craftingagreenworld

craftingagreenworld

This feeder uses a commercial base with a basic Coca Cola bottle. You can get these bases online for a couple of dollars, and sometimes you can find them on older feeders as well. Simply screw in your favorite bottle for a fun take on the common bird feeder.

2. Serve Them Dinner On A Plate

donnaclick

donnaclick

A plate with some wire and beads suddenly becomes a much more welcoming feeder than you would imagine. Pick a plate with a fun design and try to match the beeds to it as well. Twist the wire in fun ways to really get the best results. You can customize this feeder in so many ways.

1. Use A Large Bottle

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pinterest

While this feeder doesn’t look amazing, a coat of chalk paint and some ribbons would quickly spruce it up on no time. Simply wash out the bottle, soak it with soap for a few days, wash it again thoroughly, and then dry before cutting. Once you have the shape cut out, sand the inside, and paint over it with food safe paint to ensure the continued health of your local birds.