DIY Bird Feeder


Here is a fun and easy project for Spring- DIY Bird Feeders! This is also a great way to upcycle cardboard tubes!


My project supervisor. I pay her in treats.


What You Need

Bird Seed

Peanut Butter (I recommend natural.)

Cardboard Tube (from paper towels, toilet paper, wrapping paper…)


Scissors and hole punch


I know some folks are totally grossed out by the upcycling of TP rolls. I am a germ-a-phobe, but I just don’t get it?? Still, you can use other options. I used a empty wrapping paper roll. ( Though I would not use any cardboard if it has glue residue.)

In the past I have made these in large batches and used natural peanut butter (since I find it to be for the birds anyway). I only had regular PB on hand.



Step One

Cut the cardboard tube to the size you prefer. Then carefully punch or cut two holes in the tube. You will want to place the holes about a half inch from the end and on opposite sides. These are the holes you will thread the ribbon through so you can hang the bird feeder.


Step Two

Coat tube with peanut butter and then roll the tube on a plate or pan of bird seed to coat. You will want to gently pack down the bird seed with your fingers as you go.


Step Three

Thread through a ribbon and tie off.


You are ready to hang!


You can find out more from The Audubon Society about feeding and attracting birds here.


My other lovely assistants in our too tall grass. (My husband will break out the mower this weekend. Hello Spring!)


Fluff just wanted you to know…she helped with the editing process as well.


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.This post is for entertainment purposes only. Remember, this DIY project should be done by an adult. Use caution when handling hot materials. Keep out of reach of small children and animals. If you chose to make this craft you do so at your own risk.

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  1. says

    Jessica…thanks for linking up with us at Sunday Features. Featured you at this weeks party, sharing on the Sunday Features FB page as well as my Denise Designed page this week and pinned. Thank you again!

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