We’re getting glimpses of warmer weather here and there, and spring is just around the corner (depending on how close to the equator you live). What better time to craft your DIY bird projects, than now? Get ahead of the game and be ready for spring.
I’m going to give you a run-down of my favorite all-things-upcycled-for-birds links. These projects are all a great way to upcycle materials, without sacrificing design. So get your DIY butt into action!
WINE BOTTLE BIRD FEEDER
One thing we tend to have excess of in our house, is empty wine bottles. Rather than tossing them with this week’s recycling, consider using them to make this wine bottle bird feeder, over at The Garden Roof Coop.
EASY DIY BIRDBATH
My Repurposed Life put together a pillar candle holder and a pot lid, to make a lovely, cohesive-looking bird bath. If you don’t have these items lying around your house, they would be inexpensive to purchase at a thrift shop. And once you top the project off with fresh spray paint, no one would ever guess you made it.
ANTIQUE CHAIR BIRD BATH
Daisy Mae Belle has created a simple bird bath made from an antique chair. This piece will add a quaint touch to any yard. There are lots of different pieces that could take the place of the terracotta pot. I think a vintage dish or plate would add some charm.
LIGHTING FIXTURE FEEDER
When you head over to Finding Secret Treasure, you just may think those re-purposed lights, were created for the sole purpose of feeding the birds. I love the double story look to this one, as she utilizes the old socket for feed as well. This piece will look right at home with in your backyard oasis.
MASON JAR FEEDER
I love all things Mason Jar. This feeder will not disappoint. You can get a chick feeder like the one pictured for a couple dollars at a farm supply store. Here, The Garden-Roof Coop gives us a few ideas for how to turn them into bird-friendly feeders.
Eden Project has created a clever bird feeder from a tea pot. Does it get any cuter? I think this is a great idea, because you can create a one based on your taste and style, in the teapot you choose. This could also be placed for a bird nester as well.
Here’s a classic, that looks great in clusters in a tree. Hang them on multiple branches at various heights, and you’ll have birds feeding all over the place. Citizen Science Blog has a step-by-step tutorial for this simple project.
SALVAGED SINK BIRDBATH
If you have passed up old sinks with lots of character on the side of the road wondering what good use you could make of them, look no further. HGTV explains how to turn an old sink, into a charming piece for attracting birds to your yard.
These are some of my favorites, but let them inspire you to use other items you have lying around the house or in your yard. Once you get started, there is any number of pieces you could transform into bird baths, houses, and feeders.
How about you? What are your favorite DIY projects for birds?