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!
This idea for a bird feeder is cute….BUT, I’ve seen bird feeders that are hung with twine and for some reason the birds get their claws stuck in the twine and end up hanging there!!! I had to cut a Robin lose one time and for the rest of the season he hopped around on one leg because it to dislocate from his hips.