DIY Bird feeding station
Attract birds to your garden with this bird feeding station that gives them all the options they need to stick around and keep coming back.
What you need:
1.8m x 32mm wooden dropper
900mm x 16mm wooden dowel
550mm x 16mm wooden dowel
20mm x 200mm x 200mm piece of wood
Wood screws (3.5mm x 32mm)
2 nails (40mm in length)
Paint or spray-paint
100 grit sandpaper
Tools: Cordless drill, 16mm spade bit, screwdriver bit, hammer, rubber mallet, paint brush (unless using spray-paint)
1. Cut one end of the dropper into a sharp point (this will be the bottom). Using the spade bit, drill a hole through the dropper, 50mm from the top. Drill a second hole perpendicular to and 100mm below the first hole.
2. Sand all the rough edges.
3. Hammer nails into one end of each dowel, 100mm from the end. Push the 900mm dowel through first hole in the dropper and the 550mm dowel through the second hole.
4. Screw a cup hook into each dowel, 100mm from the opposite end to the nail.
5. Screw the 200 x 200mm piece of wood to the top of the dropper.
6. Paint the completed feeding station and leave it to dry.
7. Using the rubber mallet, knock the dropper into the ground.
Making the feeders
Log peanut butter seed feeder
Take a natural log and screw a cup hook into one end. Use a 16mm spade bit and drill holes into log. Mix peanut butter and bird seed together and push it into the drilled holes. Hang this log from a cup hook attached to a dowel.
The nails attached to the dowels are for fruit to be attached to.
Bottle bird feeder
Watch the video for this project below: