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How can you make a simple home made bird feeder?

  1. Linda Bliss profile image91
    Linda Blissposted 6 years ago

    How can you make a simple home made bird feeder?

  2. Jlbowden profile image91
    Jlbowdenposted 6 years ago

    You can create a simple platform feeder by going to a local lumber or other home depot supply store. There you can pick up a half inch piece of plywood. Out of the plywood create four equal sides to attach to the bottom, or platform of your feeder. 3/4 inch galvanized screws will work fine, so they do not rust in the weather. Take a piece of 1/4 inch or smaller mesh screen, or similar screening and staple it to the bottom of the feeder. Then you can either suspend it with wire from a tree branch. Voila there is your simple platform feeder which you can add a variety of seeds to, including black-oil and grey striped sunflower seeds. You can then sit back relax and watch a variety of colorful birds come to your new homemade feeder.


  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Put holes in the side of a Folgers coffee container. Make them big enough for the food to fit through, then turn the sides you cut out in half of a bowl to catch the food so it doesn't all fall out the sides. And yes, I just made this up. Try hot glue or something the birds won't eat to make them stick together. Then poke holes at the top of the lid and side so you can lace a piece of wire at the top to hold it onto a tree or just a nail.

  4. ThePracticalMommy profile image96
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    Do you like to upcycle? Make a simple bird feeder from a milk carton, container, or plastic  gallon jug! Step-by-step instructions and a video included. Great craft for kids! read more