How to make a simple bird feeder?
In the cold season, more than ever, you need to take care of our smaller brothers. Be sure to make a bird feeder so that they do not stay hungry and enjoy their happy singing.
What can make a feeder?
The feeder can be made from a variety of materials. Many of them will be in your home. You can use plywood, boxes, bottles and so on. In general, turn on the fantasy and make original and interesting bird feeders.
How to do?
How to make a bird feeder with your own hands? We offer several options:
This is a solid and durable wood feeder. For its production you will need:
- thin wooden boards;
- glue for wood (it is more convenient to use glue gun);
- electric jigsaw;
- nails and hammer;
- First you need to make drawings of all the parts that will be required for manufacturing. Draw the base.To do this, simply draw a square with a side equal to 30 centimeters.
- Now draw the side wall drawing. Set aside segment AB equal to 23 centimeters. From each of its ends up, set aside 15 centimeters, drawing lines AU and VD. Now from the end of each segment, set aside 10 centimeters, put points. Connect these points with a horizontal line, mark its middle and connect it with points C and D. You get the simplest image of the house. Make the second exactly the same drawing.
- Now draw two rectangles measuring 23x30 centimeters. These are the slopes of the roof.
- Cut out all the details and proceed to their connection.
- To start, glue the side pieces to the opposite edges of the base.
- Now connect the roof slopes with nails.
- Spend a rope under the roof (its ends should go out from the sides and remain free).
- Then nail the roof to the tops of the sides.
- Tie the feeder to a tree branch with a rope, and then place a bowl of grain inside.
By the way, if you do not have an electric jigsaw, and it seems difficult for you to cut wood, then use sheets of plywood instead.It is easier to cut them, and you can fasten parts together with a special construction stapler.
You can make a simple but very functional trough from the bottle. For production you will need:
- plastic bottle;
- scissors or office knife;
- insulating tape;
- Take the bottle and the marker and proceed with the marking. All you need is to draw a window. Its dimensions should be such that the bird can easily fit in the opening and also easily leave the feeder.
- So, the window is drawn, now you just need to cut it. The most convenient way to do this is to use a stationery knife, but it is safer to use scissors. Cut the opening.
- The edges of the opening should be covered with insulating tape so that the birds do not hurt the body or the wings.
- Now unscrew the cap and make a hole in the middle of it with the help of awls (it is necessary for fixing the rope).
- Now take the rope. Its length should be about 30-40 centimeters. First thread one end of the hole in the cap, then the other. By the way, it is most convenient to thread the rope with the help of sewing.Now connect both ends and tie a knot to fix the rope.
- Pour the grain in the feeder and hang it on a branch.
If you want not only tits and sparrows, but also larger birds to eat the grain in the feeder, then make a larger feeder. Here's what you need:
- plastic canister with handle;
- scissors (or office knife);
- marker or marker;
- Cut off the top of the canister. To make it more convenient for you, draw a line around the circle where the handle is adjacent to the base. The pen itself must remain intact, it will be used for fastening. Then, on the drawn line, cut off all the excess with a scissors or clerical knife. You have got a rather wide opening in which a pigeon can fit, for example.
- Now you can make an opening for small birds. To do this, on one side, draw a small window, and then cut it.
- Pull the rope through the handle and tie the feeder to the branch. Do not forget to pour food into it.
- By the way, it is desirable to glue the edges of the slices with insulating tape, like the previous version.
This trough can be used as crafts for the garden or school. You can paint it or hang it with cones.
You can make a simple trough in the form of a garland. To do this you will need:
- thread and a thick needle suitable for this thread;
- dried apricots;
- pieces of bread.
- Everything is very simple. Thread the needle through the eyelet. Tie a knot at the end of the thread.
- Now pierce the nuts, slices of bread and dried apricots with a needle, immediately stringing them on a string.
- Remove the needle and tie the loose end of the thread to the tree. Birds enjoy a treat.
By the way, instead of a rope you can use a wire.
An interesting trough can be made out of the box. Here's what you need:
- box (you can take the usual box from under the juice);
- marker or marker;
- scissors or office knife;
- To begin with a marker make the markup. Draw in the wide side of the window and cut it. One more thing can be done from the other side.
- If you have a box with a lid, unscrew it, make a hole in the middle with an awl, thread one end of the rope, then the other, and then tie both ends into a knot. Tighten the cap.
- If you have a simple box without a lid, then remove the top cut of the package so that it is free. Make a hole in it, pass the rope through it and tie the feeder to the branch.
For production you will need:
- big can (from under paint or from under canned food);
- dense cardboard;
- Tin can will be the basis, and do nothing with it. But if the cuts are rough, so that the birds are not injured, tape them over with adhesive tape or plaster.
- Now in the bottom right at the side, sew a small hole with the help of an awl. Thread the rope into it and pull it out through the top of the jar. The fixture is ready.
- In order for the grain not to spill out of the feeder, it is necessary to make a small rim. Circle the bottom of the can on the cardboard. Divide the circle with a line to make a small semicircle. Cut it out and stick it to the neck of the jar, closing its part.
- Pour the grain into the feeder and tie the design to the branch.
- If you want to decorate a jar, then wrap it with multi-colored threads or paste it over with a cloth.
Make a hanging trough. Here's what you need:
- feed (grain, nuts, dried fruits)
- Dissolve gelatin in cold water and let it swell.
- Now pour a small amount of water into the pan, bring it to a boil, then pour in the swollen gelatin and dissolve it completely.
- In the hot mixture, add nuts, grains and sliced dried fruit, mix well. You should have a pretty thick mass.
- Move the mixture into molds (you can use yogurt cups or baby molds for Easter cakes). Put the end of the rope on the edge. If you want to get a loop, immerse in the mixture and the other end of the rope.
- Send the molds in the fridge overnight.
- Sutra Remove the finished feeders from the molds and hang them on the branches. Birds will be pleased.
You can make an original and environmentally friendly trough of orange peel. You will need:
- Cut the orange into two parts, one of them free from the pulp, so that one peel remains (do not damage it).
- At the top of the peel, make two holes opposite each other.Pass one end of the rope into one end, tying it, and place the other end in the other hole, without forgetting to fasten it.
- Spread the peel of the feed, hang the feeder.
Show imagination and take care of our feathered friends!