An easy way to make a bird feeder is to use a natural material such as a pine cone, or household items such as bread, tea cups and wine bottles. In the fall, pine cones can be collected and used by attaching a string to ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

You can make a plastic bottle bird feeder by cleaning a 2-liter plastic bottle and removing all labels, cutting two small holes at the base of the bottle, one small hole on either side of the bottle near the top and two ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Cut a hole in the side of an empty plastic bottle approximately 1 inch from the lid, and place a plastic straw in the hole. Make a feeding solution of 1/2 cup of sugar dissolved in 1 cup of hot water plus 1 cup of cold w... More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds

To make a bird feeder, cut a piece of PVC pipe to 140 degrees, and then cut dowel rods and boards to make a frame for the feeder. Use screws and wood glue to assemble the feeder. A bird feeder can be assembled in an hour... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Keep squirrels away from a bird feeder with squirrel baffles, wire cages and changes to the mounting system. Another option is to set up a separate feeding area for squirrels away from the bird feeder. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

To make a bird feeder from a soda bottle, insert a wooden dowel near the base of the bottle, and cut small feeding holes 1 to 2 inches above the dowel. Insert a metal screw hook into the cap. Fill the bottle with birdsee... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Crafts for Kids

As of December 2015, free bird feeder plans are available from websites for Birdwatching Bliss, Birds & Blooms, Wayne of the Woods, and Woodworking for Mere Mortals. The Birdwatching Bliss plans have step-by-step instruc... More » Pets & Animals Birds