With fall weather on the way, it will soon be time for migratory birds to make their way south.  Fall is a great time of year to add a bird feeder to your lawn so you can enjoy watching the birds come and go.  I love watching birds through my window, and this time of year I keep my bird identification book on hand to keep track of which species I see.  DSC reader Carolyn of Carolyn’s Homework sent us this wonderful bird feeder made using a ceramic bird, a plate, and some twine so you can enjoy the birds, too.  [how to make a ceramic plate bird feeder]

Dollar stores are a good place to find plates, but you can also find plenty of them at thrift shops and yard sales.  This would be a great use for a vintage plate; you can even use chipped plates to make birdfeeders.  If you can’t find a ceramic bird that you like, a resin bird figurine would work as well.  Birds aren’t the only option either.  I think it would be cute to make one with a cat on it!

Project estimate:

  • Ceramic bird, $1
  • Plate, $1
  • Twine, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $2 and up

Carolyn’s blog is overflowing with inspiration and ideas.  She also enjoys gourmet cooking and shares some wonderful recipes with her readers.  (Her creations look so delicious that I think I may have drooled on my keyboard a little.)  Make sure you take a minute to check it out!