12 Stylish and Easy DIY Birdhouses and Feeders

With spring in full force (and summer only a month away — YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!     


1. DIY Upcycled Glass Bottle Bird Feeder

2. DIY Hanging Frame Bird Feeder

3. DIY Modern Bird Feeder

4. DIY Bird Seed Hanging Feeder

5. DIY Painted Gourd Birdhouse

6. DIY Re-Purposed Dinnerware Bird Feeder

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

created at: 06/13/2012

It’s modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!     

1. DIY Eames-Inspired Drinking Glasses

2. DIY Eames Hang-It-All

3. DIY Cathrineholm Candle Holders

4. DIY Asterisk Clock

created at: 06/13/2012

5. DIY Noguchi-Inspired Coffee Table

6. DIY MCM Chandelier

7. DIY Sputnik Chandelier

8. DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench

created at: 06/13/2012

9. DIY Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

10. DIY Modern Bird Feeder

11. DIY George Nelson Case Study-Inspired Bed

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How to: Make a Modern, Minimalist Bird Feeder

created at: 04/23/2012

As soon as I spotting this bird feeder in Fern Richardson’s beautiful, new book Small-Space Container Gardens, I immediately had to ask her publisher, Timber Press, if I could share it with my fellow Curbliers. Okay, yeah, it’s a bird feeder and Fern’s book is about small space gardening, but she does devote an entire chapter on attracting birds, bees and butterflies to tiny gardens. So there. Now, on to the tutorial!“The simple, clean lines of this square bird feeder make a classy contrast to all the vibrant, wildlife-friendly plants. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Modern Birdhouses and Feeders!

created at: 04/09/2012

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!   


1. Birdy Birdhouse by Vladimir Jaccard

2. Hummingbird Feeder by J Schatz

3. Bird feeder by Joe Papendick

4. Birch Bird House by Tapio Anttila

5. Pip Pip Bird Feeder by Stina Sandwall

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Topsy-Turvy Bird Bath

created at: 04/03/2012

One of our favorite things to do in this lovely weather is to sit outside and watch all the hummingbirds visit our neighbor’s bird feeders.  I can only imagine the bird traffic we’d get if we had something as fun and funky as this bird bath/vertical planter amongst all the feeders!   Beth from Home Stories, A to Z had a challenge to make something for the birds, and came up with this colorful and clever arrangement.  Continue Reading

How to Make an IKEA Plate Bird Feeder

How to make a bird feeder out of Ikea plates

Instructable-er PaulEl shows us how to turn two IKEA plates into one cool bird feeder. Here’s what we’ll need to make one:    

  • 2 – 12 ” Hultet Bamboo Plates (Although, to help keep the squirrels at bay, I might opt for the 18″ Hultet for the top plate to help act as a baffle.)
  • a 3/8-16, 12″ carriage bolt
  • drill
  • washers, nuts, fasteners, as needed
  • string or wire
  • a key chain clip
  • the maker says these materials are what he used, but encourages experimentation

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How to Turn Old Frisbees into a New Bird Feeder

created at: 2009-08-07

Leland is a very clever guy. The proof: he took a couple of Frisbees and an empty mayonnaise jar and turned them into a bird feeder. What I find remarkable about his creation is it looks like a store bought bird feeder! If you’d like to make one of your own, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 Frisbees or Frisbee-type deals
  • 1 empty 1-quart size plastic mayonnaise jar
  • 1″ dowel that’s 1/2″ long
  • 1 coffee mug hook
  • 1 round head screw #8 x 1
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • compass
  • drill
  • X-acto knife

For Leland’s detail instructions on how to put it all together, follow this link. Continue Reading