Free bird feeder plans to give a big boost to your backyard bird feeding fun.
Watching birds at a homemade feeder brings extra delight and satisfaction.
Please use any of the free bird feeder plans you find on this site.
There are links to bird feeder plans on this page, that require proper woodworking tools, and others that anyone can make using things from around the home inside and out.
We will begin with the best bird feeders that are homemade from stuff we can find outside.
(Don’t worry if you like to buy boards from the lumber store and use woodworking tools. There are free bird feeder plans further down this page for you too!)
branches and twigs of all sizes
coconut shells (if you live in the right climate)
dried reads or thick grasses
logs or large branches
Let your imagination free!
all plastic bottles, pop, water, juice, milk, syrup
cartons that milk and juice are sold in and some dry goods as well.
foil and plastic plates and containers of all sizes and shapes.
For Perches Use
skewers - wooden, plastic or metal.
wooden, metal or plastic spoons
The first feeder uses 7 plastic bottles.
The feeding ports are the tops cut off the main body of the bottle.
The bottle bodies can be turned over onto a pot of dirt to be used to create a mini green house for starting seed or for rooting cuttings.
The next feeder I made to attract Baltimore Orioles and it did not disappoint!
They especially loved the strawberry jam I spooned into the black entre dish.
The wood skewers hold the jelly dish in place to keep it from sliding.
This was an easy, quick feeder to make.
The next feeder uses a glass jar with a bright red lid.
The lid is glued to the wood platform tray, holes are cut out to allow a small amount of seed to spill onto the tray.
When it is time to refill the feeder, turn the whole thing upside-down, unscrew the glass bottle from the lid, fill with seed, then place the lid which is attached to the tray back on the glass seed holder and tighten it up.
This diy windowsill bird feeder has all the benefits that a window feeder has that attaches to your window with suction cups, for an exciting closeup look at our beautiful birds.
This diy suet feeder is very simple to make and very practical for wild birds to eat especially the clinging birds like Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Chickadees and Titmouse.
This is also a simple to make bird feeder, a Woodpecker Suet Log that many backyard birds will love to cling to and enjoy.
A unique style of feeder that will add a lot of interest to winter bird feeding. The Ice Bowl Feeder is also very easy to make with very simple items that you will have around the house.
Have you made a bird feeder of your own design?
Please consider sharing it with everyone.
If you have pictures, you can upload 4 into the form and if you have more than four, then start a new form and upload the rest.
You can do this as many times as needs be, to get all your photo's in.
If you have a video that you made showing how you made your feeder, then please contact me through the contact form on the site and I will instruct how to share your video.
Thank you in advance for sharing!
Food shelter was a common term for bird feeder used over 100 years ago.
The following is an excerpt from a book published in the early 1900s with plans for building bird houses and “food shelters”.
The book offered free bird house building plans and free bird feeder plans.
I found it very interesting in the manner it was written and thought you might enjoy this excerpt.
Excerpt from: Bird Houses Boys Can Build, by Albert F. Siepert
Hope you enjoy making your own bird feeders from this list of Free Bird Feeder Plans!