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!
- 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!